Walking in Wisdom – Ephesians 5:15–21

Read the Passage: Ephesians 5:15-21 Walk Carefully (5:15–16) Paul begins his encouragement about walking in wisdom with this exhortation, “See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as […]

The Worthy Walk – Ephesians 5:1–14

Read the Passage: Ephesians 5:1-14 Exhortation (5:1–2) Earlier, at Eph. 4:1, Paul exhorted his readers to “walk worthy of the calling with which you were called.” In the rest of […]

Sanctification – Ephesians 4:17–32

Read the Passage: Ephesians 4:17-32 The Old Man (4:17–19) Earlier, as Paul began the application section of the book of Ephesians, he exhorted his readers toward sanctification, instructing them to […]

Church Leadership – Ephesians 4:11–16

Read the Passage: Ephesians 4:11-16 Source and Description (4:11) As he began to focus upon the uniqueness of individual believers within the unity of the church, at Eph. 4:7 Paul […]

Christian Unity – Ephesians 4:1–10

Read the Passage: Ephesians 4:1-10 Exhortation (4:1–3) It was Paul’s custom in his epistles to begin with doctrinal teaching and then move on to practical application. Said differently, Paul always […]

Paul’s Second Prayer – Ephesians 3:14–21

Read the Passage: Ephesians 3:14-21 Rationale (3:14–15) If we include his short blessings and benedictions, Paul records more than forty prayers in his thirteen epistles. Among these prayers, the ones […]

Mystery of the Church – Ephesians 3:1–13

Read the Passage: Ephesians 3:1-13 Revelation of the Mystery (3:1–7) As he explored the importance of justification by faith alone in Eph. 2:11–22, Paul reminded his Gentile readers that they […]

Reconciled by Christ – Ephesians 2:11–22

Read the Passage: Ephesians 2:11-22 Enmity in the Flesh (2:11–13) In this letter Paul is encouraging the church, exhorting spiritual growth, and fostering Christian community—all by reminding the believers in […]

Saved by Grace – Ephesians 2:1–10

Read the Passage: Ephesians 2:1-10 The Need of Salvation (2:1–3) In Eph. 1:3–14 Paul wrote about several themes relating to salvation as he addressed predestination, adoption, redemption, and sealing by […]

Paul’s Prayer – Ephesians 1:15–23

Read the Passage: Ephesians 1:15-23 Declaration (1:15–16) This passage contains the first of two prayers that Paul gives in the book of Ephesians, the other being at Eph. 3:14–21. Initially, […]