Father, son, and spirit are seen in pauls epistle to the ephesians as operating from. This commentary is best for individual study, devotional reading, bible studies, and adult sunday school classes. These studies will guide you through this lifechanging book of the bible and give you practical application to help you grow in your faith, gain greater intimacy with jesus, experience the victorious christian life, and. This an amazing book with background into biblical life style and the gospel. He also sent along the letter to the colossian church. Ephesians has many similarities with pauls letter to the colossians. Matthew henry 18 october 1662 22 june 1714 was an english commentator on the bible, who published his works in 1706, sixvolume exposition of the old and new testaments 17081710 or complete commentary, provides an exhaustive verse by verse study of the bible, covering the whole of the old testament, and the gospels and acts in the new testament. The book of ephesians is charged with weighty doctrines that reveal the glory of the triune god. Overview and outline of ephesians bible study deeper. Ephesus forms an appropriate background to the book of ephesians because of this citys fascination with magic and the occult acts 19.
The book of ephesians clearly leaves its mark among other bible books by displaying the powerful impact of the gospel of christ jesus in the individual and corporate life of believers. Ephesians reformed expositional commentary by bryan chapell. The author of ephesians claims to be the apostle paul with personal knowledge of his readers. Our identity is found in the fact that we are children of god, adopted into his family, and we re to live as children of light in a dark world. Reference tools used eerdmans handbook to the bible new bible dictionary the zondervan encyclopedia of the bible 3. Ephesians executable outline study resources blue letter bible. This time ive selected the amazing book of ephesians. Check out the ephesians bible study trailer below for an overview. This is part 1 of a versebyverse bible study series in ephesians. Liberalism says that revelation is just a conglomerate of symbols that no one can decipher.
Gospel glimpses, whole bible connections, theology, practice, and more. I can be a bit unfocused and jump around from book to book at times when it comes to studying gods word. Early sources in church history that attribute this letter to paul include. As a result, pauls travel companions, gaius and aristarchus of macedonia, were dragged into the theater. This simple plan will take you through the book of ephesians and would be great for individual or group study. The end result is that the gospel spread from ephesus throughout asia minor ac. In his letter to the ephesians, paul also saw the new man and a new society, but he saw it all accomplished by the work of jesus. This workbook was designed for bible class study, family study, or personal study. These small group studies of ephesians contain outlines, crossreferences, bible study discussion questions, and applications. To the saints who live in ephesus, the faithful in christ. Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind. In the book of ephesians, we see how the gospel story affects believers everyday lives.
Two books of the bible which the critic says cannot be understood are ephesians and revelation. The letter is addressed to the church in the city of ephesus, capital of the roman province of asia asia minor, modern turkey. Commentary on the epistles to the ephesians and to the colossians. Ephesians devotional reading plan youversion bible. Bible study questions on ephesians and philippians introduction. I can be disciplined in reading the word, and praying and memorizing thank you scripture typer app. This letter to the ephesians ought to bring us very close to christ. To really jump ahead in your study of ephesians, complete our how to study a book of the bible. Visit our library of inductive bible studies for more in depth inductive studies on this and other books of the bible you can use in your small group. This epistle was not written to a specific church and could be themed the church, the fullness of christ. The book of ephesians hits on a wide range of moral and ethical behaviors, designed to ensure believers are living up to our heavenly calling. This helps explain pauls emphasis on the power of god over all heavenly authorities and on christs triumphant ascension as head over the church and over all. For the next several fridays we will be going through this book one chapter at a time. Chapell takes an evangelical approach to scripture.
Hes the author of several books, including jesus, continuedwhy the spirit inside you is better than jesus beside you, gospel. Additional additional background information from the new bible dictionary, second edition, tyndale house publishers, wheaton, il, pages 336. In the king james version of the bible, ephesians 1. For further background, see the esv study bible, pages 22572261. Keep a notebook handy with pencil to jot down questions, ideas and applications as you study ephesians. Geographical background the city was situated on the western coast of asia minor at the mouth of the cayster river, one.
God the father planned throughout history for jesus to create a multiethnic community of followers. Books of the bible explained scripture by scripture. Picture study bible ephesians bible history online. The purpose is to assist the student in gaining a greater comprehension of the biblical teaching contained in. Greear is the lead pastor of the summit church in the raleighdurham area of north carolina. Discover the 66 books of the bible discover books of the. The deeper christian bible study series on ephesians is an indepth versebyverse study of pauls letter to the ephesians. New book study background to the book of ephesians. Paul wrote the letter to the ephesians sometime in ad 6061, around the same time. If the words of demetrius are to be believed, she was worshipped by all asia and the world acts 19. The questions contain minimal human commentary, but instead urge students to study to understand scripture. This course is designed as an expository study of the epistle to the ephesians, taking the student through the entire epistle with cross references to other portions of scripture.
All three letters were sent with tychicus and onesimus. Read the following scripture passages and complete the form for each day. Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh. Challenge the status quo of our culture and even some churches by encouraging your group to live more purely the essential convictions of christianity. Comprised of jews and nonjews, these followers form the covenant family god promised to abraham. A study guide for the book of ephesians answers chapter one. If you dont wish to do your study online at simply choose a chapter from the links below to start your ephesians bible study book of ephesians chapter one chapter one of ephesians tells us that we are spiritually blessed. Ephesians background information fbc seguin students. Ephesians 1 commentary, this commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, takes one through the new testament verse by verse. Thank you for your interest and may god bless you as you read the bible, study and learn his word. Read the short background information for ephesians below. Go to books of the bible and choose which book you wish to study. A bible study of the book of ephesians training for service.
This book lead me to study the bible deeper and cross reference passages. I have never felt so in touch with the bible teachings like this book provided. Book of ephesians overview insight for living ministries. This audio sermon and transcript is entitled introduction and background, and is from the ministry of david legge, a christian preacher and bible teacher from belfast, northern ireland. Studying the epistle to the ephesians can inspire you to set aside the things of this world and can help you. It was a center of learning and was near several key land routes.
Ephesians bible study the christian church in the world. During this time he also wrote colossians and philemon. Since paul wrote both of them from his roman imprisonment, his mind may have worked on the same themes when he wrote each letter. Read ephesians introduction commentary using commentary critical and explanatory on the whole bible. The apostle paul wrote this letter to the churches in ephesus and the surrounding region c. The book draws parallel between spreading the gospels and hardships we face in modern time. Recovering the power that made christianity revolutionary, and stop asking jesus into your heart. The book of ephesians tells how the gospel affects our. Ephesians chapters wonderfully expound the gospel while ephesians chapters 46 provide a clear picture of how those doctrines change our lives. Read ephesians commentary using wesleys explanatory notes. Unlike several of the other letters paul wrote, ephesians does not address any particular error or. Epistle to the ephesians read and study the bible online. Written in 6162, when paul was a prisoner in rome cf. These studies will guide you through this lifechanging book of the.
Ephesians intro to ephesians biblica the international bible. Study guide for ephesians 1 by david guzik blue letter bible. Ephesians preaching order john calvin considered ephesians his favorite letter and he preached a series of fortyeight sermons on the book from may 1558 to march 1559. Although ephesians is one of the new testaments shortest books in terms of word count, it is perhaps the most applicable to todays culture. It is clear from the bible account that these mens lives were in danger. Originally submitted on 9314 for the bib203a interpreting the bible class taught by robert marquardt at colorado christian university, cags references. Study the bible online using commentary on ephesians and more. Read the book of ephesians as if it were a letter from the apostle paul written to your. Introduction from the niv study bible go to ephesians.
Because the name ephesus is not mentioned in every early manuscript, some scholars believe the letter was an encyclical, intended to be circulated and read. Intro to ephesians biblica the international bible society. Commentary on the book of ephesians by matthew henry new. An introduction to the book of ephesians related media. The book of ephesians is held in great reverence by both biblical. Paul is sending the slave onesimus back to his master philemon, in the care of tychicus.1404 573 1319 747 1243 832 1229 901 1010 638 1 1245 158 633 626 542 211 711 1358 146 864 618 963 298 1060 199 304 82 144 860 625