The Bond of Unity

The church is very good at tearing itself apart. For this reason, In Ephesians 4:1-16, Paul lays out ways believers can maintain the bond of unity. First, he instructs believers to cultivate humility, gentleness and patience with each other. If they do, then they can...

The Fullness of God

In Ephesians 3:14-21, Paul finishes the theological section in his letter by praying for the church to receive the fullness of God. He has three requests on behalf of the church. That the church would be filled with the Spirit So that the church can know God...

A Message of Wisdom

In Ephesians 3:1-13 Paul continues to talk about how Jews and Gentiles are both called to be equal partners in God’s kingdom. However, in this passage, he brings up his imprisonment. While most people would regard imprisonment as an embarrassment, Paul sees it...

Diversity without hostility

In Ephesians 2:11-23, Paul tells the Ephesians to remember where they came from. They had been on the outside, looking in when God’s grace had reached out to include them. Now the good works God calls them to revolve around doing the same for others. God calls...

From Death to Life

In Ephesians chapter 2 verses 1-10 Paul described the transition from death to life of those who have faith. While everyone starts off spiritually dead, God’s mercy brings spiritual life to those who accept his Grace. But this new life doesn’t merely...