EPHESIANS TOTAL CHAPTERS: 6
EPHESIANS TOTAL VERSES: 155
TOTAL WORDS: 3,039
DATE WRITTEN: 61 AD
Christ’s Supremacy. Pictures Of The Church. Christ’s Accomplishment: Relationship with God.
BOOK OF EPHESIANS KEY VERSES:
1:3: Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.
2:8-10: For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
4:4-6: There is one body and one Spirit – just as you were called to one hope when you were called – one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
6:10-11: Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
The Book Of Ephesians is a letter from Paul to Christians at Ephesus. Ephesus was the chief city of the coastal area of Asia Minor. Paul spent more time there than any other city about three years. It was written around 60AD during Paul’s house arrest in Rome. This letter is one of Paul’s four Imprisonment Letters. Others being Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon. These four letters are also called Prison Epistles or Captivity Epistles. Although directed to the church in Ephesus, this letter is generally believed to have been a lecture discussing the believers exalted position through Christ. The letter is divided into two sections. The first outlines the blessings and spiritual wealth in Christ while the second the walk in image of Christ. Like Romans, the letter to the church at Ephesus discusses very lofty and broadly applicable theological issues. This makes it much difficult to determine a particular purpose for the letter. Ephesians does not address any problems or controversy. Instead it is a wonderful treatment of the relationship between Christ and the church. The new entity called the church is not easy to describe. Paul uses three metaphors to help us understand this unique relationship. He speaks of the church as the body of Christ, as a building or temple, and as the bride of Christ.
CHAPTER WISE SUMMARY:
Chapter#1: Praise To God For Spiritual Blessings. The church is the body of Christ. Paul thanks God for the Ephesians’ faith and prays for them.
Chapter#2: The church is the house of God. Jewish And Gentile Believers United In Christ. Gentiles are now fellow citizens. You are being formed together into a temple.
Chapter#3: The church is the fellow heirs of Christ. The Mystery Of Christ Revealed. Prayer for the Ephesians to gain insight. The wisdom of God is made known by the church. I pray that you may understand the depth of his love.
Chapter#4: The church is the body of Christ working together. Christians Should Live In Unity. Christ gave each of us gifts to make up the body. Put off your old self and put on the new.
Chapter#5: The church is the bride of Christ. Light Versus Darkness. Advice to husbands and wives.
Chapter#6: The church is the army of God. Children And Parents. Slaves And Masters. A complete suit of armor from God. Put on the whole armor of God to stand against the devil.