Ephesians 4-6: Unity and roles.

June 7, 2015. Daily Reading: Ephesians 4-6. Background: Ephesians 1-3. Chapter 4 1. Unity of the body of Christ: The first section of this chapter might be considered the penultimate point of the discussion on unity, as Paul draws it all together here to make an explicit statement about unity. Before he gets to that…

Ephesians 1-3: Jews and Gentiles.

May 31, 2015. Daily Reading: Ephesians 1-3. Background: The book of Ephesians is a letter written by Paul to a church that was probably founded by his first journey there recorded in Acts 18, where he has a short visit; the work seems to be carried on by Priscilla and Aquila. At the time of his letter,…

Ephesians Part 3: Roles in Unity.

April 30, 2014. Today we will complete our study on the book of Ephesians, focusing on the last half of chapter five and chapter six. If you have been following over the past few days, you will remember that the central theme of Paul’s epistle to the church at Ephesus is unity. Unity between Jew…

Ephesians Part 2: Mature Unity.

April 29, 2014. If you have been following along the past few days, we are in the middle of a discussion of the book of Ephesians. Paul is writing to the church of Ephesus that is made up of both Jewish and Gentile Christians, a mixture that would seem to be causing a bit of…

Ephesians Part 1: Jews and Gentiles.

April 28, 2014. Today we will discuss what I see as the fist section of Ephesians, the first three chapters. Remembering what we discussed yesterday, the central theme of the epistle seems to be unity. The first three chapters deals heavily with the unity between the Jews and Gentiles. Before Christ, there was two distinct…

Ephesians overview.

April 27, 2014. I have decided to do a overview and study of Paul’s epistle to the Ephesians for the next few posts because I have not spent all that much time in the book recently and I would like to refresh and show the over arching themes of the letter, as well as some…