Ephesians

Ephesians (I-fee´zhuhnz)

The Letter of Paul to the, the tenth book in the NT. It offers meditation on a number of interrelated themes centering on the church and its relation to Christ, and on Christian behavior within the church. The unity of the church fulfills a divine plan, in God’s mind since before the creation of the world, and this unity is manifested in orderly Christian conduct.

Outline of Contents

Ephesians

I. Address (Eph 1:1-2)

II. The church as a fellowship of the redeemed (Eph 1:3-3:21)

A. Praise of God (Eph 1:3-14)

B. Intercession (Eph 1:15-23)

C. Life from death (Eph 2:1-10)

D. Jew and Gentile reconciled (Eph 2:11-22)

E. Paul’s ministry in revelation (Eph 3:1-13)

F. Renewed intercession (Eph 3:14-21)

III. Life among the redeemed (Eph 4:1-6:20)

A. Unity and diversity in service (Eph 4:1-16)

B. The old life and the new (Eph 4:17-24)

C. Christians in their communities (Eph 4:25-5:14)

D. How Christians should live together (Eph 5:15-6:9)

E. The Christian’s armor (Eph 6:10-20)

IV. Closing greetings (Eph 6:21-24)

Eph 1:1-2

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Eph 1:3-3:21

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Eph 1:3-14

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Eph 1:15-23

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Eph 2:1-10

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Eph 2:11-22

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Eph 3:1-13

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Eph 3:14-21

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Eph 4:1-6:20

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Eph 4:1-16

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Eph 4:17-24

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Eph 4:25-5:14

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Eph 5:15-6:9

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Eph 6:10-20

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Eph 6:21-24

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