In The Saints (Ephesians 1:18)


I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,

EPHESIANS

Theme

Paul summarizes his gospel of salvation by grace through faith alone and describes the nature and role of the church in God's eternal plan.

Overview

This book answers the question men and women have asked throughout all time: Why am I here? The answer has to do with eternity, making peace with God and understanding the believer’s new identity in Christ. Paul wrote this letter to believers in Ephesus (a city in modern-day Turkey) to encourage them to think of themselves in a whole new way. He wanted them to think of themselves not as people who had once been involved in idol worship, illicit sex, and foolish philosophies, but as people in Christ—people with a radically new identity. The book offers practical ways to live in unity with God and others.

Grouping

Epistles

Author

The apostle Paul.

Timeline

About AD 60.

Genre

Didactic

Original Language

Greek

Audience

Believers in the church at Ephesus and probably other Christians in western Asia Minor.

Comments

TRENDING POSTS

Rapture (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)

Regeneration (Titus 3:5-7)

Reformers (2 Peter 1:19-21)

Profess (Titus 1:13-16)

Religion (James 1:25-27)

Repent (Joel 2:12-14)

Time (Ecclesiastes 3:2-6)

Sabbath (Exodus 16:22-23)

Predestination (Romans 8:29-30)

Work (John 4:32-35)