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Author – Paul
Time – 62 – 63 A.D.

Summary – The letter is divided into two sections. The first outlines the blessings and spiritual riches in Christ; the second the walk in imitation of Christ. The letter illustrates the abundance of spiritual riches that Christ himself received, namely grace, glory, mercy, immortality, and was written to foster the development of Christ–like behaviour. By doing so, the believer would learn to walk worthy of his vocation; not as Gentiles which know not God, but as children of light who show forth love and walk correctly in all aspects of life and action until the return of the Lord Jesus. It is thought that this letter was one of several letters which were circulated to the different churches in Asia and that it was written during Paul’s first imprisonment in Rome (Acts 28 v 30).

Key Verses – "The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power towards us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places." Ephesians 1 v 18 to 20

Our wealth in Christ – Chapter 1 v 1 to 3 v 21

1 v 1 to 2


1 v 3 to 23

The origin of the church

2 v 1 to 22

The construction of the church

3 v 1 to 21

The function of the church

Our walk in Christ – Chapter 4 v 1 to 6 v 24

4 v 1 to 16

Responsibilities in the church

4 v 17 to 6 v 9

Individual conduct

6 v 10 to 24

Faith’s warfare

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