This Epistle is a letter the Apostle Paul writes to a church in need of crucial instructions. He gives a reminder of who and what they are meant to be. This is a church like any that has existed and all that are here today.
Paul sends his blessings and gives a reminder that our purpose and reality is what Christ did for us; He is our redemption that we did not earn or deserve. We are called to give a response. We have a great victory, as we are in Christ! We are God's people. God has a plan for us, even when we do not see it.
Ephesians was a "circular letter" of Paul that was sent out to a number of churches he helped plant and ministered to. This epistle was distributed to all of the churches in Asia Minor, to the church at Ephesus (the most prominent thus bearing the name), the churches at Rome, Philippi, Colossae, and others. Paul writes to confront false teachers, erroneous doctrines, and immorality. This addresses our relationship to God, our responsibility with interpersonal Christian relationships, the unity of the body of Christ, church leadership, spiritual warfare, and the practical implications of the Gospel. Paul reminds us of God's love and the exalted position we have in Christ. Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon are called the "Prison Epistles" because they were written by the Paul while he was imprisoned in Rome.
Here are all of the main inductive tools you need to complement the Ephesians study or you to use to get the most out of your Bible studies! Keep a copy of this tucked in your Bible. Feel free to make copies of this for your personal use; more are available in our book, Into Thy Word!
Our call is to be joyful, mature, obedient witnesses with love toward others. Christianity is a journey of our faith development as we encounter more of Christ through our learning and discoveries from His Word.