Category Archives: Ephesians

Spiritual Soldiers Standing Strong: Ephesians 6:11–17

By | November 30, 2020

Ephesians 6:11–17 gives us the necessary commands and picturesque language to prepare us for spiritual battle. What follows below is a brief summary of four themes from this passage. First, stand ready and firm in battle. We ready ourselves with God’s armor in order “to stand” (Ephesians 6:11), “to withstand” (Ephesians 6:13), and “to stand… Read More »

“The Wonder and Walk of Being in Christ”: An Overview of Ephesians

By | November 9, 2020

Background and Setting for Ephesians Paul first visited Ephesus towards the end of his second missionary journey, leaving Priscilla and Aquila behind (Acts 18:18–19; AD 51). They likely evangelized in Ephesus, and Apollos made some disciples as well (cf. Acts 18:24–19:7). Paul returned (AD 54) to find this core of believers (Acts 19:1–7), evangelized further… Read More »

“The Mandates and Mystery of Marriage” – Ephesians 5:22–33

By | September 14, 2020

Understanding Ephesians 5:22–33 is essential for every marriage. Paul commands wives and husbands how to relate to one another in marriage and explains how and why they must do so. What follows below is a brief summary of this passage. Wives: Your mission is submission (Ephesians 5:22–24). Wives are commanded to “submit to your own… Read More »