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

Salutation
1Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God,
To the saints who are in Ephesus and are faithful in Christ Jesus:2Grace to you and peace from ... View more

Eph 1:3-3:21

Spiritual Blessings in Christ
3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenl ... View more

Eph 1:3-14

Spiritual Blessings in Christ
3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenl ... View more

Eph 1:15-23

Paul's Prayer
15I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, and for this reason16I do not cease to give thanks for you as ... View more

Eph 2:1-10

From Death to Life
1You were dead through the trespasses and sins2in which you once lived, following the course of this world, following the ruler of the power ... View more

Eph 2:11-22

One in Christ
11So then, remember that at one time you Gentiles by birth, called “the uncircumcision” by those who are called “the circumcision”—a physical circ ... View more

Eph 3:1-13

Paul's Ministry to the Gentiles
1This is the reason that I Paul am a prisoner for Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles—2for surely you have already heard o ... View more

Eph 3:14-21

Prayer for the Readers
14For this reason I bow my knees before the Father,15from whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name.16I pray that, accordin ... View more

Eph 4:1-6:20

Unity in the Body of Christ
1I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called,2with all humilit ... View more

Eph 4:1-16

Unity in the Body of Christ
1I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called,2with all humilit ... View more

Eph 4:17-24

The Old Life and the New
17Now this I affirm and insist on in the Lord: you must no longer live as the Gentiles live, in the futility of their minds.18They are ... View more

Eph 4:25-5:14

Rules for the New Life
25So then, putting away falsehood, let all of us speak the truth to our neighbors, for we are members of one another.26Be angry but do no ... View more

Eph 5:15-6:9

15Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise,16making the most of the time, because the days are evil.17So do not be foolish, but understand ... View more

Eph 6:10-20

The Whole Armor of God
10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power.11Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand again ... View more

Eph 6:21-24

Personal Matters and Benediction
21So that you also may know how I am and what I am doing, Tychicus will tell you everything. He is a dear brother and a faithfu ... View more

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