Paul in prison epistle: A.D 60
Theme: The glorious church
Purpose: Ephesians unveils the mystery of the church as no other epistle.
God’s secret intention is revealed.
- To form a body to express Christ’s fullness on earth. [1 15 – 23]
- Doing so by uniting one people – both Jew and Gentile among whom God Himself dwells. [2: 11 – 3: 7]
- To equip and empower, and mature this people to the end that they extend Christ’s victory over evil [3:10 – 20; 6: 12 – 20].
F.Y.I. Before the church is called to war, she is taught to walk,
Before being called to walk the church is taught where she stands [EPHESIANS 4: 11 – 14]
V.I.P. Seven-fold blessings bestowed on every believer [the church]
Ephesians 1: 4 – 13. see Psalm 103: 1 – 5
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. Ephesians 1: 3, NKJV
We/ the body of Christ/You are: