Ephesians 6:10-24: Spiritual Warfare

Ephesians 6:10-24: Spiritual Warfare

A New Way to Do War Spiritual Warfare Read Ephesians 6:10-24 We’ve finally arrived at the end of the book. In the last few posts, Paul has been exploring the ethical dimensions to the believers’ union with Christ. In other words, he’s been examining...
Ephesians 5: 21 – 6:9

Ephesians 5: 21 – 6:9

Submitting to One Another In our last section, we looked at behaviours Christians ought to avoid because they are incompatible with their status as God’s holy people. This next section seems to be a bit of an interruption in the train of thought because of the way it...
Ephesians 5:3-20

Ephesians 5:3-20

Living a holy life in an unbelieving world In our last instalment, we saw Paul’s letter get very practical with a list of behaviours that will destroy the unity within the Christian church. It’s important to note that while Paul is telling people how to...
Ephesians 4:17-5:2

Ephesians 4:17-5:2

Examining The Text In our last instalment, we looked at how God has made us all need one another. In this passage, Paul get’s very practical, talking about how unity needs to be cultivated and allowed to grow through right behaviour. Don’t use The Culture...
Ephesians 4:1-16

Ephesians 4:1-16

Up to this point, Paul has been developing the idea that through what Jesus has done, God has taken two categories of people who were naturally at odds with one another (Jews and Gentiles) and made them into one people. God has destroyed the rationale we’ve created to...
Ephesians 3

Ephesians 3

The Mystery Revealed This is another one of those places where chapter divisions don’t serve us very well: Ephesians 3 opens with “for this reason…” In order to place that in a proper context we need to remember what Paul said before. Chapter 2...