Ephesians for Beginners

Paul's most eloquent teaching on God's plan of salvation and life in the body of Christ. A great textual study for those who want to go "deep" into God's word.

Introduction to Ephesians
A review of the Apostle Paul's life and ministry and the circumstances leading up to the writing of this epistle.
Review of Re-Baptism
A study of the issue of re-baptism focusing on the first converts of the church at Ephesus.
The City and Church of Ephesus
This lesson examines the historical and social settings in which the church at Ephesus was established.
All Spiritual Blessings in Christ
Paul begins his letter by describing the incredible blessings given by God to those who believe in Jesus Christ.
Past-Present-Future of the Church
Beginning in chapter two Paul begins to describe the universal nature of the church as it existed in the past, present, and future.
The Basis for Unity in the Church
Paul explains the universal nature of the church by outlining the way God has brought together the most disparate groups of that era - Jews and Gentiles.
God's Blessing to the Gentiles
The Apostle describes God's efforts to reach out to the Gentiles in order to save them.
Unity of the Church
This section of the epistle describes the proper response to God's offer of salvation and the blessings attached to it, the first of which is to maintain the unity of the Spirit.
The Response of Righteousness
Paul continues to describe the proper response of the saved to God in the form of righteous living.
True Piety
This section builds on the previous two by adding piety as a true response of the church to God because of His blessings.
An Ordered Life
Paul adds an ordered life as another response from those who receive God's blessings of salvation.
This section concludes the letter by establishing faithfulness as the crowning glory in the believer's proper response to God's offer of salvation and the blessings that come with it.