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Summary Summary of the Book of Ephesians This summary of the book of Ephesians provides information about the title, author sdate of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the Book of Ephesians.
Some have taken the absence of the usual personal greetings and the verbal similarity of many parts to Colossians, among other reasons, as grounds for doubting authorship by the apostle Paul. However, this was probably a circular letter, intended for other churches in addition to the one in Ephesus see notes on 1: Paul may have written it about the same time as The book of ephesians, c.
It had a harbor that at that time opened into the Cayster River see map, p. Because it was also at an intersection of major trade routes, Ephesus became a commercial center.
It boasted a pagan temple dedicated to the Roman goddess Diana Greek Artemis ; cf. Paul made Ephesus a center for evangelism for about three years see note on Ac Theological Message Unlike several of the other letters Paul wrote, Ephesians does not address any particular error or heresy.
Paul emphasizes that we have been saved, not only for our personal benefit, but also to bring praise and glory to God. It is crucially important that Christians realize this, so in 1: First, God has reconciled individuals to himself as an act of grace 2: Second, God has reconciled these saved individuals to each other, Christ having broken down the barriers through his own death 2: But God has done something even beyond this: He has united these reconciled individuals in one body, the church.
This is a "mystery" not fully known until it was revealed to Paul 3: Now Paul is able to state even more clearly what God has intended for the church, namely, that it be the means by which he displays his "manifold wisdom" to the "rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms" 3: It is clear through the repetition of "heavenly realms" 1: It receives its meaning and significance from heaven, where Christ is exalted at the right hand of God 1: Nevertheless, that life is lived out on earth, where the practical daily life of the believer continues to work out the purposes of God.
The ascended Lord gave "gifts" to the members of his church to enable them to minister to one another and so promote unity and maturity 4: The unity of the church under the headship of Christ foreshadows the uniting of "all things in heaven and on earth" under Christ 1: The new life of purity and mutual deference stands in contrast to the old way of life without Christ 4: Those who are "strong in the Lord" have victory over the evil one in the great spiritual conflict, especially through the power of prayer 6: Outline The Divine Purpose: The Glory and Headship of Christ 1:A rise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you..
For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon you, and his glory will appear over you. Nations shall come to your light. Go To Ephesians Index. Title: The letter is addressed to the church in the city of Ephesus, capital of the Roman province of Asia (Asia Minor, modern Turkey).
Because the name Ephesus is not mentioned in every early manuscript, some scholars believe the letter was an encyclical, intended to be circulated and read among all the churches in Asia Minor and was simply sent first to believers in.
An introduction to a verse by verse commentary on the book of Ephesians by Allan Turner. An introduction to a verse by verse commentary on the book of Ephesians by Allan Turner.
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