Overview of the book of ephesians reformed answers to. Ephesians 16 nkjv greeting paul, an apostle of jesus. Out of the 155 verses in ephesians, about half are also found in colossians in varying degrees. Commentary on the book of ephesians by matthew henry new. The saints are foreordained to receive the gospelthe gospel is to be restored in the latter. See more ideas about book of ephesians, bible verses and word of god. The book of ephesians chapter two workbook eeonline biblestudy. This course is designed as an expository study of the epistle to the ephesians, taking the student through the entire epistle with cross references to other portions of scripture. The purpose of the book of ephesians was to warn the church elders about the false teachers that were teaching a false gospel and to maintain their first love that they held when they first became believers. Since it is unlikely that pseudepigraphy was practiced among early christians 3 and the book is ascribed to pauland since the letter abounds with terminology grace, adoption, holy, theology justification by faith and the place of the law, and style similar to other pauline letters say rom, 1 cor, 2 cor, gal, coupled with the fact. Epistle to the ephesians read the bible online bible study tools. Colossians aims at presenting the head of the church christ, ephesians focuses on the body of christ the church.
Understanding the book of ephesians and bible study guide. Martin lloydjones addresses as he begins a new sermon series on the book of ephesians. The book of colossians is very similar to that of ephesians, in fact both books have passages with similar themes and phrases. A look at the book of ephesians discipled by the grace of.
Get the knowledge you need in order to pass your classes and more. The others are philippians, colossians, and philemon. This instructional letter is packed with practical advice, all given in an encouraging tone. A study in the book of ephesians fresh life series heitzig, lenya on. Ephesians 1 niv bible paul, an apostle of christ jesus by the will. We therefore welcome all the more warmly the following contribution to the debate which is based on a paper given to the tsf group in oxford. The word is composed of two roots, peri around, and pateo walk. The book of ephesians is one of four prison epistles, so titled because they were written by the apostle while he was a roman prisoner in rome at the time they were written. When christ redeemed us from sin and death, he incorporated all believers into his body. Matthew henry 18 october 1662 22 june 1714 was an english commentator on the bible, who published his works in 1706, sixvolume exposition of the old and new testaments 17081710 or complete commentary, provides an exhaustive verse by verse study of the bible, covering the whole of the old testament, and the gospels and acts in the. Hello and welcome again to our study of the book of ephesians, youll remember the last time that we were together.
Ephesians bible study courses the book of ephesians this course is designed as an expository study of the epistle to the ephesians, taking the student through the entire epistle with cross references to other portions of scripture. Bible biblestudytools video what is the purpose of the book of ephesians. Most people in the world have no experience of lasting joy in their lives. Thats why we created bible need to know, a recurring feature that looks at the story behind the stories in the bible. Endeavouring to keep the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace. Upon completion of the study, it is recommended that you discuss your answers and insights with other bible students who also completed the workbook.
Free sermon book of ephesians martyn lloydjones trust. It is therefore critical to understand the nature and calling of the church that we might be effective members of the one body that is called to bear witness to gods grace in this world. The church has been brought from death to life in christ. Ephesians 1 niv bible paul, an apostle of christ jesus. Matthew henry 18 october 1662 22 june 1714 was an english commentator on the bible, who published his works in 1706, sixvolume exposition of the old and new testaments 17081710 or complete commentary, provides an exhaustive verse by verse study of the bible, covering the whole. It can be used negatively for evil, or positively denoting a realm of righteousness. Our gallery of scripture artwork from the book of ephesians. Ephesians the niv application commentary book 10 kindle edition by snodgrass, klyne. To the saints who live in ephesus, the faithful in christ. Read ephesians prayerfully, objectively, thoughtfully, and attentively as you listen for god to speak. The book of ephesians week six workbook eeonline biblestudy. Its an ongoing series of 812 minute videos in which the camera is on the text, not the teacher.
This summary of the book of ephesians provides information about the title, authors, date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and. The bible, the old testament and new testament, is addressed to gods people. To teach the christians at ephesus the wonder and practical implications of being the church in christ. Book of ephesians overview insight for living ministries. And they have been induced the rather to think this because it is the only one of all pauls epistles that has nothing in it peculiarly adapted to the state or case of. The book of ephesians is a letter written by paul the apostle to the church in ephesus, and likely also intended for circulation to other churches.
The epistle to the ephesians, also called the letter to the ephesians and often shortened to ephesians, is the tenth book of the new testament. Ephesians is the great pauline letter about the church. I therefore, the prisoner of the lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, 2. However, paul presented the gift of god in christ and the benefits we. It is clear from the bible account that these mens lives were in danger. When he does, record the verse number, what it is he seems to be saying to you and your response to him in this final step. Strongs exhaustive concordance of the bible, numbered to the hebrew, chaldee, and greek, and english, coded to. Book of ephesians ephesians chapter 1 ephesians chapter 2 ephesians chapter 3 ephesians chapter 4 ephesians chapter 5 ephesians chapter 6. Ephesians introduction new testament matthew henry. That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
It was during this time that paul sat in rome undergoing his first roman imprisonment ephesians 3. Everything you need to know about ephesians context makes a difference in conversation, but also when we read the bible. Ephesians 1 kjv paul, an apostle of jesus christ by the bible. Style and genre in ephesians q m t qdonovan the authorship of ephesians is an increasingly open question in current discussion. E phesians is one of the most encouraging books in the new testament. The church has received wondrous blessings in union with christ. An outline of ephesians intended to enhance and assist your study of gods holy word his letter to you. The concept that the elect jews and gentiles compose the one family of god, the one holy nation, is a central theme of the book of ephesians. A look at the book of ephesians discipled by the grace. Its origin has customarily been credited to paul the apostle however, beginning in 1792, this has been tested as deuteropauline, that is, composed in pauls name by a later creator. The fundamental principles of grace and mans responsibility to abide by gods laws are thoroughly revealed in the old testament. Ephesians bible book with full chapters king james version. Clicking on a chapter will show you the text of that chapter of ephesians in the bible king james version.
Commentary on the book of ephesians by matthew henry. Ephesians 1, new king james version nkjv the bible app. An argument of the book of ephesians related media. These are all of the chapters of the book of ephesians. He may not speak to you through every verse, but he will speak.
Overview of the book of ephesians third millennium ministries. Did you know that most of the books that comprise the new testament are actually letters. In the new man there is peace between jew and gentile and there is peace with god. The epistle to the ephesians, additionally called the letter to the ephesians and frequently abbreviated to ephesians, is the tenth book of the new testament. Figuratively, it denotes the sphere of ones existencehis manner of life. These important questions are answered in the book of ephesians. The purpose is to assist the student in gaining a greater comprehension of the biblical teaching contained in.
Based on the contents of the book, it appears as though pauls purpose for writing the book of ephesians was to remind the ephesian believers of their high calling in christ chapters and to exhort them to live up to that calling chapters 46. Enclosed within the book of ephesians is the discipline needed to develop into true children of god. Noted new testament scholar frank thielman offers a substantive technical commentary entitled ephesians in the latest addition to the awardwinning becnt series. What are the most commonly asked questions about the book of ephesians. Ephesians 1 niv paul, an apostle of christ jesus by the bible.
With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love. I offer the following commentary and summary for ephesians in this article. Half a julie bible journaling ephesians bible journaling by book bible journaling bible verse art bible verse print great for faith journals art journal we are gods masterpiece ephesians 2. All believers are gathered together into one new man.
One of four prison epistles, along with philippians, colossians, and philemon. It deals, however, not so much with a congregation in the city of ephesus in asia minor as with the worldwide church, the head of which is christ, the purpose of which is to be the instrument for making gods plan of salvation known throughout the universe eph 3. Paul intended that all who long for christlike maturity would receive this writing. As we continue in our faith from day to day, month to month, and year to year, the temptation to get comfortable will always exist. Everything you need to know about ephesians newspring church. Its authorship has traditionally been attributed to paul the apostle but starting in 1792, this has been challenged as deuteropauline, that is, written in pauls name by a later author strongly.
A study guide for the book of ephesians answers chapter one. The book of ephesians hits on a wide range of moral and ethical behaviors, designed to ensure believers are living up to our heavenly calling. If the words of demetrius are to be believed, she was worshipped by all asia and the world acts 19. All of our resources exist to guide you toward everlasting joy in jesus christ.
Ephesians 1 the church of jesus christ of latterday saints. An introduction to the book of ephesians related media. Accepted in the beloved jesus said that when lazarus died he went to the bosom of abraham. In view of the spiritual blessings with which god has enriched believers, and the deliverance which he has provided for individuals and the gentiles from their godless position to one of unity with him and one another, paul exhorts the ephesians to maintain their unified position by loving one another, and by resisting demonic attacks in accordance with gods provisions. Watch our overview video on the book of ephesians, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. This summary of the book of ephesians provides information about the title, authors, date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the book of ephesians. Ephesians also contains two of the most memorable passages in the new testament.
The book of ephesians is a masterpiece of revelation that bridges the principles of grace and obedience into one solid irremovable form. To gods holy people in ephesus, the faithful in christ jesus. The book of ephesians chapter four workbook eeonline biblestudy. The book of ephesians was very likely written between a. With extensive research and thoughtful chapterbychapter exegesis, this lucidly written commentary leads readers through all aspects of the book of ephesians sociological, historical, and theologicalto help us better understand.
Most people do not read the scriptures as a composition, but instead as a mass of verses thrown onto the page. Look at the book is a new online method of teaching the bible. There has been some debate about whether this book was written to the ephesians or was a circular letter to various churches, because not all manuscripts include the words in ephesus. In view of the spiritual blessings with which god has enriched believers, and the deliverance which he has provided for individuals and the gentiles from their godless position to one of unity with him and one another, paul exhorts the ephesians to maintain their unified. Pauls purpose in ephesians is to promote a unified, growing, healthy church that fulfills gods purposes of being his vehicle for reconciliation in the world, and for growing in maturity and. The book of ephesians for the leavenworth church of christ pauls purpose. This was the first ephesians, colossians, philemon, philippeans of what are often referred to as the prison epistles because they were written during pauls 1st imprisonment in rome which lasted 2 years acts 28. Its authorship has traditionally been attributed to paul the apostle but starting in 1792, this has been challenged as deuteropauline, that is, written in pauls name by a later author strongly influenced by pauls thought, probably by a loyal. As a result, pauls travel companions, gaius and aristarchus of macedonia, were dragged into the theater. The book of ephesians free online bible study lessons. You will hear john pipers voice and watch his pen underline, circle, make connections, and scribble notes. These elements of composition include an introduction, thesis statements, body, conclusion, themes, and style. One of the apostle pauls books, 10th book of the new testament. Some think that this epistle to the ephesians was a circular letter sent to several churches, and that the copy directed to the ephesians happened to be taken into the canon, and so it came to bear that particular inscription.1223 712 45 908 708 424 1528 623 1132 1109 1450 1272 702 1425 1406 930 135 460 256 875 471 1326 1243 490 1144 1082 1466 979 149 120 1015 401