Ephesians | Bible Book Overview


Ephesians Epistles of Paul Bible Book Overview

Who? | Author & Audience

The Apostle Paul wrote this letter to the churches in Ephesus.


When? | Dates

This letter was written around 61 AD while Paul was under house arrest in Rome.


Where? | Setting

Ephesus was one of the major cities within the Roman province of Asia, and was located at the intersection of many trade routes as well as the most direct route to the eastern Roman provinces, by both land and sea. It was the most famous and populous city of Asia at the time. On one of Paul’s visits to Ephesus prior to this letter his preaching had so many converts that the silver trade which supported the worship of Diana (Artemis) suffered, causing riots that led Paul to flee to Macedonia.

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What & Why? | Outline & Purpose

  1. Doctrines for the body of Christ (Eph. 1-3)

  2. Believer’s position in Christ (Eph. 1)

  3. Believer’s past, present and future (Eph. 2-3)

  4. Responsibilities of the body of Christ (Eph. 4-6)

  5. Believer’s call to responsibility and purity (Eph. 4)

  6. Believer’s call to Spirit-filled living and spiritual warfare (Eph. 5-6)

Ephesians Epistles of Paul Bible Book Overview

How? | Application

  • Paul wrote this letter to the many churches that had been planted along the routes of his missionary journeys to encourage them in faith and explain their position and responsibilities as the body of Christ.

  • Teaches about the riches believers have in Christ.

  • Lays out foundational beliefs, principles and practical applications for all believers.

  • Encourages unity within the body of Christ.

  • Teaches about the weapons and armor of Spiritual warfare.





Summary

This letter from Paul is packed with valuable foundational truths that help believers understand our total position in our Savior, as well as practical life applications for these truths and our faith. Paul, being guided by the Holy Spirit, stresses the importance and goal of unity within the body of Christ, and also teaches vital tools at our disposal for combatting the very real spiritual warfare we're all facing. The main theme of Ephesians is that the Body of Christ makes up the Glorious Church, in which all believers are called to live united, and to live as though we are saved.


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