Ephesians small group series lesson 1 introduction to. While this book begins, paul, an apostle of christ jesus through the will of god, to the saints who are at ephesus, and the faithful in christ jesus 1. Now lets take a closer look at a portion of ephesians chapter one. Ephesians 1 commentary matthew henry commentary on the.
Now viewing scripture range from the book of ephesians chapter 1. The introduction to the whole epistle, which is much the same as in others v. Then, in chapter 2, he describes the mystery explicitly. Ephesus was the third largest city in the roman empire population 250,000 in what is today the country of turkey. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities. Every christian should be equipped to be a minister, to go out and share jesus and the gospel with o. Philippians the niv application commentary book 11. Ephesians 1 paul, an apostle of christ jesus by the will of god, to gods holy people in ephesus, the faithful in christ jesus. This time, pauls writing to the church in ephesus and, boy, does he have a lot to say.
Sssh evangelism and witnessing spiritual gifts are special attributes given to each member to be used for gods glory and. Waldron copy right 2007 171 walden lane harriman, tn 37748 8653764453 permission granted to make copy without alteration and not for commercial purpose. Abbott, a critical and exegetical commentary on the epistles to the ephesians and to the colossians, icc, pp. The knowing the bible series is a resource designed to help bible readers better understand and apply gods word.
Christians should imitate their heavenly father, and walk in love, after the example of christ, 1,2. They should avoid all uncleanness, impurity, covetousness, and foolish jesting, and idolatry, because these things exclude from the kingdom of god, 37. Jamar, i applaud your eagerness to understand this chapter, because it contains one of the most important keys a christian has for understanding and overcoming during times of storms and assaults. In verse 18 of this same chapter paul refers to the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints. Early sources in church history that attribute this letter to paul include. Ephesians 16 paul, an apostle of christ jesus by the. Those are not saints, who are not faithful, believing in christ, and true to the. These 12week studies lead participants through books of the bible and are made up of four basic components. Here we have yet another letter from the apostle paul.
Because of his proclamation of this mystery, paul is a prisoner 3. Grace and peace to you from god our father and the lord jesus christ. We saints are the inheritance of christ, his heritage. The other prison letters are philippians, colossians which contain 78 of the 155 verses found in ephesians with only slight variation, and philemon. Chapter 12 ephesians 6, verse 18 in the spirit chapter. Bible studyephesians chapters 1 and 2 111412 youtube.
What paul literally says is, we have been made his inheritance. Ephesians 1 niv bible paul, an apostle of christ jesus. This thought comes in the midst of a paragraph in which some commentators believe paul reflects on how god arranged every detail to bring israel out of a seemingly impossible situation in egypt and into the promised land. Paul the author of this letter, realizing that the ephesians were starting to forsake their first love, wrote this epistle to encourage them to love both god and their fellow saints. In acts 19 we read about pauls trip to ephesus and how the city was full. Chapters 1 and 2 spring street church of christ 111412 speaker. The church existed in the mind of god eternally, before it existed in creation. God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him learn more about desiring god.
The ephesians were once in darkness, but being now light in the lord, they are exhorted to walk in that light, and bring forth. Ephesians chapter 1 barnes notes on the new testament. The hypostasis of the archons, written sometime in the third century, cites the same verse and attributes the book of ephesians to paul. They, as gentiles, were formerly separate from god and his people, but now in christ, the two have been made one 2. The apostles thanksgivings and praises to god for his inestimable blessings bestowed on the believing ephesians v. Ephesians and colossians summary the epistle to the ephesians. For the husband is the head of the wife as christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the savior. Therefore, in some ways the unregenerate man is dead.
Does it not appear, philosophically speaking, a somewhat violent assumption to decide that man is really the highest being in the created universe, or, at least, that between man and his maker there are no gradations with different moral colourings of. Ephesians 1 bible commentary matthew henry concise. Flash cards to memorize the book of ephesians for the new international version niv of the bible. I did not put the questions by verse, because the written test normally has the questions by chapter. Compare this with christs warning to the church in ephesus, you have left your first love rev 2. Colossians, philemon the niv application commentary book 12 4. He says that god has raised christ from the dead and seated him at gods right hand in the heavenly placesfar above all rule, and authority, and power, and dominion 1. The book of ephesians is one of pauls prison letters, written during his time under house arrest in rome acts 28. Ephesians 1, new living translation nlt the bible app. You may remember him from such new testament letters as romans and 1 corinthians. A prayer of the apostle, expressing his earnest desire that the ephesians might avail themselves fully of all the advantages of this eternal purpose of mercy, ephesians 1.
Ephesians 16 new international version niv 1 paul, an apostle of christ jesus by the will of god, to gods holy people in ephesus, the faithful in christ jesus. But this translation softens it to a degree that we miss a bit of what is said. Paul had called these christians to walk worthily of the calling with which you were called 4. Ephesians 1, new international version niv the bible app. Everything in these three chapters spells out what is involved in christians walking worthily of their calling. Therefore, it is valid to appeal to all men to believe. Questions for ephesians chapter 1 flashcards quizlet. This set has 50 questions taken from ephesians chapter 1. In chapter 2, paul talked about the gentile christians in ephesus.