Tweet The book of Ephesians is 6 chapters of solid Christian teachings! From chapter 1 to 6, in that order, you will read about: Let us dive into this book and gain some insight on 21 important verses that were indeed written by God through man. I am using the headings above so you can follow along with me.
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. According to New Testament scholar Daniel Wallace, the theme may be stated pragmatically as "Christians, get along with each other!
Maintain the unity practically which Christ has effected positionally by his death. Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
Many devotional thoughts and sermons that are addressed to the practically minded-individual have been drawn from this section of the New Testament. This would be about the same time as the Epistle to the Colossians which in many points it resembles and the Epistle to Philemon.
However, many critical scholars have questioned the authorship of the letter and suggest that it may have been written between AD 80 and Authorship of the Pauline Epistles The first verse in the letter identifies Paul as its author. Duling found that of six authoritative scholarly references, "four of the six decide for pseudonymity, and the other two PCB and JBC recognize the difficulties in maintaining Pauline authorship.
Indeed, the difficulties are insurmountable. An Exegetical Commentary by Harold Hoehnerpp 2— Currently, most critical scholars think it improbable that Paul authored Ephesians. Still other scholars suggest there is a lack of conclusive evidence.
Place, date, and purpose of the writing of the letter[ edit ] While most English translations indicate that the letter was addressed to "the saints who are in Ephesus " 1: Furthermore, if Paul is regarded as the author, the impersonal character of the letter, which lacks personal greetings or any indication that the author has personal knowledge of his recipients, is incongruous with the account in Acts of Paul staying more than two years in Ephesus.
Ignatius of Antioch himself seemed to be very well versed in the epistle to the Ephesians, and mirrors many of his own thoughts in his own epistle to the Ephesians. The greeting, from Paul to the church of Ephesus. A general account of the blessings that the gospel reveals. This includes the source of these blessings, the means by which they are attained, the reason why they are given, and their final result.
The whole of the section 1: It ends with a fervent prayer for the further spiritual enrichment of the Ephesians.
A description of the change in the spiritual position of Gentiles as a result of the work of Christ. It ends with an account of how Paul was selected and qualified to be an apostle to the Gentiles, in the hope that this will keep them from being dispirited and lead him to pray for them.
A chapter on unity in the midst of the diversity of gifts among believers. The imagery of spiritual warfare including the metaphor of the Armor of Godthe mission of Tychicusand valedictory blessings.
Founding of the church at Ephesus[ edit ] See also: The work he began on this occasion was carried forward by Apollos [ On his second visit early in the following year, he remained at Ephesus "three years", for he found it was the key to the western provinces of Asia Minor.
Here "a great door and effectual" was opened to him, [1 Cor Books of the Bible: Ephesians Download a PDF of this Bible study. This week I would like to survey one of my favorite books of the Bible—the Apostle Paul’s profound letter to the Church at Ephesus. The book of Ephesians is six chapters of solid Christian teachings.
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