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Overview of Ephesians (4 of 4)

Happy (Black) Friday!

Here’s the final installment of the overview I’ve prepared for the book of Ephesians.

We start the actual devotional next week.

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IMPORTANT TOPICS IN EPHESIANS

  1. The location of the believer’s spiritual blessings (1:3)
  2. A listing of these spiritual blessings (1:4-14)
  3. The focus and goal of election and predestination (1:4-6a)
  4. How to pray for spiritual insight and power (1:15-23)
  5. Description of our former state, prior to conversion to Christ (2:1-3)
  6. From death to life to God’s Divine purpose for our lives (2:4-10)
  7. How God creates unity out of division (2:13-16)
  8. The foundation and structure of the church of Jesus Christ (2:19-20)
  9. The mystery of the body of Christ (3:3-6)
  10. How to pray for the experience of the love of God (3:14-21)
  11. The essentials of spiritual unity (4:1-16)
  12. How to put on our new spiritual clothing, and what that looks like (4:17-32)
  13. How to live a consistent life without hypocrisy (5:1-17)
  14. On being filled with the Holy Spirit (5:18-21)
  15. The responsibilities of marriage (5:22-33)
  16. Parenthood and childhood (6:1-4)
  17. The spiritual opposition we face and what we must do about it (6:10-13)
  18. How to put on the whole armor of God (6:14-18)

 

KEY VERSES IN EPHESIANS

Ephesians 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.

Ephesians 1:4-6 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love {5} he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— {6} to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.

Ephesians 1:13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit.

Ephesians 1:17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.

Ephesians 2:4-5 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, {5} made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.

Ephesians 2:8-9 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— {9} not by works, so that no one can boast.

Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Ephesians 2:14 For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility…

Ephesians 2:22 And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.

Ephesians 3:17-19 …so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, {18} may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, {19} and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Ephesians 4:1 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.

Ephesians 4:2-3 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. {3} Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.

Ephesians 4:11-12 It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, {12} to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up…

Ephesians 4:15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ.

Ephesians 4:22-24 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; {23} to be made new in the attitude of your minds; {24} and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

Ephesians 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Ephesians 5:1-2 Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children {2} and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Ephesians 5:8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light…

Ephesians 5:18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.

Ephesians 5:22 Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord.

Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her…

Ephesians 5:33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

Ephesians 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

Ephesians 6:4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

Ephesians 6:5 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ.

Ephesians 6:9 And masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Do not threaten them, since you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with him.

Ephesians 6:10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.

Ephesians 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Ephesians 6:13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.

Ephesians 6:18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.

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