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1 The Epistle to the Ephesians The Christian’s Wealth and Walk in Christ

2 Book of Ephesians in the New Testament Gospel (4) Matthew Mark Luke John History (1) Acts Epistle (21) Paul (13) Romans 1 and 2 Cor. Galatians Ephesians Philippians Colossians 1 and 2 Thess. 1 and 2 Tim. Titus Philemon General (8) Prophecy (1) Revelation 2

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4 Time Period in NT History Preparation for the Church / Life of Christ c. A.D. 1 – 30 ( Matthew through John ) Establishment of the Church c. A.D. 30 – 60 ( Acts through Philemon ) Latter Developments in the Church c. A.D 60 – 90 ( Hebrews through Revelation ) 4 Period 1 Period 2 Period 3

5 Book Background Title: Ephesians (Acts 18:19, 21, 24; 19:1, 17, 26, 28, 34, 35 [twice]; 20:16, 17; 21:29; 1 Cor. 15:32; 16:8; Eph. 1:1; 1 Tim. 1:3; 2 Tim. 1:18; 4:12; Rev. 1:11; 2:1) Authorship: Paul (1:1; 3:1,8,13; 4:1; 6:20-22) Recipients: “the saints that are at Ephesus” (1:1; 6:21-22; Col. 4:7); delivered by Tychicus (6:21-22) 5

6 Book Background Date: c. A.D , while Paul was in prison in Rome (Acts 28:30-31; Eph. 3:1,13; 4:1; 6:20) Occasion: Paul used his time in prison to remind the Ephesian Christians of two very important truths: their spiritual wealth in Christ (Eph. 1-3) and their spiritual walk in Christ (Eph. 4-6). Paul may have heard of the condition of the Ephesians from Epaphras and was prompted by the Holy Spirit to write to them (Col. 1:7-8; 4:12-13). 6

7 Book Background Literary Style: The book of Ephesians is an “epistle” (letter) like the book of Romans (16:22) or Colossians (4:16). It must be studied like a letter which is written and sent from one person to another. 7

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15 Keys to the Book Key word: “riches” (1:7,18; 2:4,7; 3:8,16) and “walk” (4:1,17; 5:2,8,15) Key verse: Ephesians 2:10 summarizes the theme of the Christian’s wealth and walk in Christ 15

16 Outline of the Book The Christian’s Wealth and Walk in Christ The Christian’s Wealth in Christ (1:1 - 3:21) The Christian’s Walk in Christ (4:1 - 6:24) 16

17 Outline of the Book The Christian’s Wealth and Walk in Christ The Christian’s Wealth in Christ (1:1 – 3:21) – Salutation (1:1-2) – Wealth of redemption (1:3-14) – Wealth of resources (1:15-23) – Wealth of regeneration (2:1-10) – Wealth of reconciliation (2:11-22) – Wealth of revelation (3:1-13) – Wealth of revitalization (3:14-21) 17

18 Outline of the Book The Christian’s Wealth and Walk in Christ The Christian’s Walk in Christ (4:1 – 6:24) – Walk in unity (4:1-6) – Walk in newness (4:17-32) – Walk in love (5:1-2) – Walk in light (5:3-14) – Walk in wisdom (5:15-17) – Walk in the Spirit (5:18-21) – Walk in subjection and love (5:22-33) – Walk in obedience (6:1-9) – Walk in warfare (6:10-20) – Closing remarks and benediction (6:21-24) 18

19 19 Five Elements Generally Found in Paul’s Opening Salutations (Greetings) 1. Identification of the author: Paul (and others with him) 2. Identification of the recipient: church(es), individual(s) 3. Identification of divine persons: God and Jesus Christ 4. Identification of divine work: cross, resurrection, hope, life 5. Identification of divine blessing: grace, peace, mercy

20 Apostleship of Paul “An Apostle of Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 1:1) 20 Jesus’ Commission of Paul As An Apostle Acts 9:15-17: But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles and kings, and the children of Israel: for I will show him how many things he must suffer for my name's sake. And Ananias departed, and entered into the house; and laying his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, who appeared unto thee in the way which thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mayest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Spirit. Acts 22:14-15,21: And he said, The God of our fathers hath appointed thee to know his will, and to see the Righteous One, and to hear a voice from his mouth. For thou shalt be a witness for him unto all men of what thou hast seen and heard... And he said unto me, Depart: for I will send thee forth far hence unto the Gentiles. Acts 26:16-17: But arise, and stand upon thy feet: for to this end have I appeared unto thee, to appoint thee a minister and a witness both of the things wherein thou hast seen me, and of the things wherein I will appear unto thee; delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom I send thee…

21 Ephesians 1 Lessons for Today Preaching the gospel and converting souls in a new area may involve great obstacles, great oppositions, and great opportunities (1:1; 1 Cor. 15:32; 16:8; 2 Cor. 1:8-10). What kind of obstacles, oppositions, and opportunities do Christians face today while trying to preach the gospel? Christians are not “apostles” (1:1), but they are still commissioned by God to preach the gospel today. How are Christians commissioned by God to do the Lord’s work today (Acts 8:4)? 21

22 Ephesians 1 Lessons for Today Christians in the local church are to live as “saints” (holy, set apart from the world) and “faithful” (trustworthy, dependable) Christians (1:1; Col. 1:2). How can Christians demonstrate to God and to others that they are “saints” and “faithful”? In what way are “grace” and “peace” a part of the Christian life today (1:2; 2 Pet. 1:2)? God is your heavenly “Father” and provides for you (1:2). What does God provide for you as your “Father” (Jas. 1:17)? 22

23 Ephesians 1 Lessons for Today Jesus Christ is your “Lord” and rules over you (1:2). What responsibilities do you have to Jesus Christ as your “Lord” (Rom. 13:14; Phil. 3:20; 2 Thess. 1:12; 3:12)? Like Ephesus, a local church can start out “faithful” (1:1) and then lose its “first love” (Rev. 2:4). Are you in a local church that is gradually losing its “first love”? How do you know if a local church is losing its “first love”? 23

24 Ephesians 1 Lessons for Today Paul prayed, praised, and preached in times of trial … in prison in Rome (1:3). How can we do the same? Why should we do the same? How can we show our thankfulness to God for our spiritual riches (1:3-14)? What are some spiritual blessings that we have “in Christ” that are not mentioned in Ephesians 1:3-14? 24

25 Ephesians 1 Lessons for Today How does recalling our spiritual blessings “in Christ” help us to be more holy and faithful Christians (1:3-14)? Why is it good to thank God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit in your prayers for what they have done to redeem you (1:3-14)? Have you entered into Christ through repentance and baptism (Gal. 3:27) in order to receive all spiritual blessings? If not, what is holding you back? 25

26 Ephesians 1 Lessons for Today What can a Christian do today to demonstrate his faith to others (1:15; Col. 1:4)? What can a Christian do today to demonstrate his love for other Christians? If one is not careful, one’s love can be lost as is seen in the later history of the church at Ephesus (1:15; Rev. 2:4) What are some prayers of thanksgiving and intercession that Christians can offer up to God (1:16; Col. 1:9; 1 Thess. 2:13; 5:17)? 26

27 Ephesians 1 Lessons for Today Why is it important to have the knowledge of God in an age where there is an explosion of secular and worldly knowledge (1:17; Col. 1:9; 2:3)? In what way are hope, riches, and power resources in your life today (1:18-19; 3:16; 4:4; Col. 1:4,11)? How does Jesus demonstrate his authority over all things (1:20-21; Mt. 28:18; Rev. 12:10)? 27

28 Ephesians 1 Lessons for Today How can the church today show she is subject to Christ as “head” (1:22; 4:15; 5:23; Col. 1:18; 2:19)? How can the church practice being the “body” of Christ - a body connected to the head and connected to other members of the body (1:23; 4:4; Rom. 12:4-5; 1 Cor. 10:17; 12:12-25)? What can be done today to preserve and promote the undenominational nature (“body”) of the Lord’s church (1:23; 2:16; 4:4-6; Col. 3:15)? 28

29 Ephesians 2 Lessons for Today Is the spiritual condition of a non-Christian today any different than the Ephesians before their conversion? A non-Christian is dead in sin, following the world and the Devil, and lost! What should a non-Christian be thinking and doing today to remove himself from this terrible condition (2:1-3; Rom. 3:23; 6:23)? Why must Christians be busy today in personal evangelism of the lost (2:1-3; Acts 8:4; Jude 22-23)? 29

30 Ephesians 2 Lessons for Today Read the following passages and write out what man must do to be saved from sin: Romans 1:16; 10:17; Mark 16:15-16; John 8:24; Hebrews 11:6; Acts 2:38; 17:30-31; Acts. 8:37-38; Romans 10:9-10; Acts 22:16; Galatians 3:26-27; 1 Peter 3:21; Ephesians 2:10; Titus 2:14. How does a person sin? Is sin inherited or passed on to us involuntarily by our parents? Is sin (transgression of God’s law) a choice that one makes? Can one choose to walk in sin, live in sin, or do sin (2:1-3; 1 Jn. 3:4)? 30

31 Ephesians 2 Lessons for Today What would happen to mankind without God’s great mercy, great love, great grace, and great kindness (2:4-7; Tit. 3:4-7)? What would happen to mankind without obedient faith (2:8-9; 2 Thess. 1:8; Heb. 5:9)? How can Christians stay busy walking in the “good works” that are prepared by God? List some “good works” that are prepared by God (revealed in scripture) that Christians need to be doing today (2:10; 1 Cor. 15:58; Tit. 3:8,14). 31

32 Ephesians 2 Lessons for Today What is the spiritual condition of the unconverted soul today (2:11-12)? What can Christians do to busy themselves in personal evangelism of the lost (2:11-12; Acts 8:4; Rom. 9:1; 10:1; Jude 22-23)? What can Christians do to promote “peace” and unity (“one”) in the local church today (2:13-18; 4:4-6; Phil. 2:1ff; Rom. 14:1ff)? 32

33 Ephesians 2 Lessons for Today What denominational practices show that the Law of Moses is still in force for some even though Paul said that it was “abolished” (2:15)? How does the “one” way described by Paul (2:18) differ from the “choose-the-church-of-your-choice” way promoted by modern-day denominationalism? Are there “apostles and prophets” in the Lord’s church today? Defend your answer with scripture. 33

34 Ephesians 2 Lessons for Today Is the local church of which you are a member “growing” (2:21)? What can you do promote growth? Is the local church of which you are a member “together” (2:21-22)? What can you do to promote togetherness and unity in the local church? 34

35 Ephesians 3 Lessons for Today Can Christians today still suffer for the cause of Christ on behalf of others (3:1; 2 Tim. 1:8; Philemon 23)? Can people still read and understand God’s word today (3:4; 5:17; Col. 1:9; 1 Jn. 5:20)? Are there “apostles and prophets” in the Lord’s church today (3:5)? How can Christians be ministers (servants) of the gospel like Paul was (3:7; 6:21; Phil. 2:25; Col. 4:7; 1 Tim. 4:6; Philemon 13; Heb. 6:10)? 35

36 Ephesians 3 Lessons for Today What does the Lord’s church today need to do to demonstrate to others the “manifold wisdom of God” (3:10; 4:4-6; Mt. 16:18; Rom. 16:16)? How can Christians express their boldness and confidence in today’s world (3:12; 6:19; Heb. 3:14; 4:16; 10:19,35; 1 Jn. 2:28; 3:21; 4:17; 5:14)? What tribulations do Christians experience today? Do some Christians faint at tribulations (6:13; Acts 14:22; Rom. 5:3; 8:35; 12:12; Rev. 1:9; 2:9-10; 7:14)? 36

37 Ephesians 3 Lessons for Today What cause do Christians have today to bow their knees in prayer like Paul (3:14)? What strength and power can be gained from following the words of the Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ (1:19; 3:16; Col. 1:11)? How can Christians show they have a love for Christ that is “rooted and grounded” (3:17; Col. 1:23; 2:7)? 37

38 Ephesians 3 Lessons for Today How is the love of Christ demonstrated in our life (3:19; Rom. 8:35; 2 Cor. 5:14)? How does God demonstrate that he is able to do what is best for us (3:20; Rom. 11:23; 2 Cor. 9:8; Heb. 11:19)? What can Christians do to glorify God in the church (3:21)? 38

39 Outline of the Book The Christian’s Wealth and Walk in Christ The Christian’s Wealth in Christ (1:1 - 3:21) The Christian’s Walk in Christ (4:1 - 6:24) 39

40 Outline of the Book The Christian’s Wealth and Walk in Christ The Christian’s Walk in Christ (4:1 – 6:24) – Walk in unity (4:1-6) – Walk in newness (4:17-32) – Walk in love (5:1-2) – Walk in light (5:3-14) – Walk in wisdom (5:15-17) – Walk in the Spirit (5:18-21) – Walk in subjection and love (5:22-33) – Walk in obedience (6:1-9) – Walk in warfare (6:10-20) – Closing remarks and benediction (6:21-24) 40

41 God’s Divine Plan for Unity 41 Ephesians 4: The right plan for unity (vv. 1-6) The right walk (v. 1) The right attitude (v. 2) The right effort (v. 3) The right doctrine (vv. 4-6) 2. The right provision for unity (vv. 7-11) 3. The right purpose for unity (vv )

42 Seven “Ones” of Ephesians 4: Right DoctrineRight Result 1. One bodyUnity of membership 2. One SpiritUnity of communication 3. One hopeUnity of aspiration / goal 4. One LordUnity of authority 5. One faithUnity of teaching 6. One baptismUnity of entrance 7. One GodUnity of worship

43 Ephesians 4 Lessons for Today How must Christians act in order “to keep the unity of the Spirit” in the local church (4:1-3,13; Psa. 133:1)? How do the seven “ones” of Ephesians 4:4-6 apply in our modern world of multiple religions? What are some things that would come to an end if the seven “ones” were applied to modern denominationalism? How do the seven “ones” of Ephesians 4:4-6 apply in a local church today? What are some things that would come to an end if the seven “ones” were applied to the local church today? 43

44 Ephesians 4 Lessons for Today Which “gifts” of Ephesians 4:11 are still present in the church today and which gifts are not (Acts 13:1; 1 Cor. 12:28; 2 Tim. 4:5)? How can Christians today leave behind childish behavior and grow to completion and maturity (4:14; 1 Cor. 14:20)? How can Christians today know the truth and speak the truth so they are not deceived by error (4:15; Jn. 17:17; Gal. 5:7; 2 Thess. 2:10-13; 2 Tim. 4:4)? 44

45 Ephesians 4 Lessons for Today What can Christians do to remain active members in the local church and build up the body of Christ (4:16; Rom. 12:4-8; 1 Cor. 12:12-31)? 45

46 Outline of the Book The Christian’s Wealth and Walk in Christ The Christian’s Walk in Christ (4:1 – 6:24) – Walk in unity (4:1-6) – Walk in newness (4:17-32) – Walk in love (5:1-2) – Walk in light (5:3-14) – Walk in wisdom (5:15-17) – Walk in the Spirit (5:18-21) – Walk in subjection and love (5:22-33) – Walk in obedience (6:1-9) – Walk in warfare (6:10-20) – Closing remarks and benediction (6:21-24) 46

47 Ephesians 4: Old ManNew Man Vanity of mindLearned / taught in Christ Darkened in understandingRenewed in the mind Alienated from GodAfter God IgnoranceCreated in righteousness Hardened heartHoliness of truth Past feeling Gave up to lasciviousness Uncleanness / greediness Grows corrupt After the lusts of deceit

48 Ephesians 4: Old ManNew Man FalsehoodSpeak truth WrathAngry and sin not Give place to the devil- - - StealWork and give Corrupt speechEdifying speech Grieve the H.S Bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, railing, malice Kind, tenderhearted, forgiving

49 Ephesians 4 Lessons for Today How are non-Christians today in the same sad state as the Gentile world described by Paul in Ephesians 4:17-19 (Mk. 3:5; Acts 17:23,30; Rom. 1:21; Gal. 5:19; Eph. 2:12; Col. 1:21; 1 Pet. 1:14; 2:15; 4:3; 2 Pet. 2:18)? How must Christians change their thinking, attitude, and mindset if they hope to be renewed (4:23; Rom. 12:2; Col. 3:10)? 49

50 Ephesians 4 Lessons for Today What can Christians do to guard against sins of the tongue (lying), sins of the temper (anger and wrath), and sins of the hand (stealing)? What are some ways that Christians can lie (4:25; Acts 5:3; Col. 3:9; 1 Tim. 1:10; 1 Jn. 1:6,10; 2:4,22; 4:10; 5:10; Rev. 3:9; Rev. 14:5; 21:8,27; 22:15)? What are some occasions in which a Christian might be tempted to get angry (4:26; Mt. 5:22; Tit. 1:7)? 50

51 Ephesians 4 Lessons for Today What are some occasions in which a Christian might be tempted to steal (4:28; Rom. 2:21; 13:9; Tit. 2:10)? What are some sins of the tongue in addition to lying (4:29; 2 Cor. 12:20; Col. 3:8; 1 Tim. 6:4)? How can the Christian give place to the Devil today with regard to movies, music, TV, the Internet, worldliness, etc. (4:27; 6:11; 2 Tim. 2:26; 1 Pet. 5:7; Rev. 12:9; 20:10)? 51

52 Ephesians 4 Lessons for Today What are some ways that Christians show their kindness, tenderheartedness, and forgiveness to other Christians (4:32; Gal. 5:22; Col. 3:12-13; 1 Pet. 3:8; 2 Pet. 1:7)? 52

53 Outline of the Book The Christian’s Wealth and Walk in Christ The Christian’s Walk in Christ (4:1 – 6:24) – Walk in unity (4:1-6) – Walk in newness (4:17-32) – Walk in love (5:1-2) – Walk in light (5:3-14) – Walk in wisdom (5:15-17) – Walk in the Spirit (5:18-21) – Walk in subjection and love (5:22-33) – Walk in obedience (6:1-9) – Walk in warfare (6:10-20) – Closing remarks and benediction (6:21-24) 53

54 Ephesians 5 Lessons for Today What are some characteristics of God that Christians can and should imitate (5:1-2; 1 Jn. 1:5-7; 4:7-8,16)? What are some examples of fornication, uncleanness, and covetousness found in our society today (5:3; 2 Cor. 12:21; Gal. 5:19; Col. 3:5)? What are some examples of filthiness, foolish talking, and jesting found in our society today (5:4; Jas. 1:21)? 54

55 Ephesians 5 Lessons for Today Paul said, “Let no man deceive you…” (verse 6). What are some ways the modern media in our society deceives people regarding the sins listed in Ephesians 5:3-5 (the Devil is the great deceiver, Rev. 12:9; 20:8)? What are some ways Christians can show that they do not want to partake in, or fellowship the works of darkness (5:7,11; 2 Cor. 6:14; 1 Tim. 5:22; Rev. 18:4)? What are some ways Christians can reprove the works of darkness (5:11,13; Lk. 3:19; Jn. 3:20; 1 Tim. 5:20; 2 Tim. 4:2; Tit. 1:13; 2:15; Rev. 3:19)? 55

56 Ephesians 5 Lessons for Today Christians need to stay awake spiritually! Paul outlines the steps to sin moving backward from verse 14 to verse 3. The road to sin is taken in the following steps: 1) falling asleep spiritually (v. 14); 2) not reproving sinful things or the people who do them (vv ); 3) fellowshipping those who practice these sinful things (vv. 7-10); 4) deceived into thinking that nothing is wrong with these things or the people who do them (v. 6); and 5) actually practicing these sinful things yourself (vv. 3-5). 56

57 The Christian’s Downward Steps to Sin Ephesians 5:3-14 Spiritual sleep (v. 14) Not reproving sin (vv ) Fellowshipping sinful people (vv. 7-10) Deceived, thinking nothing is wrong (v. 6) Actually practicing the sinful things (vv. 3-5) 57

58 Outline of the Book The Christian’s Wealth and Walk in Christ The Christian’s Walk in Christ (4:1 – 6:24) – Walk in unity (4:1-6) – Walk in newness (4:17-32) – Walk in love (5:1-2) – Walk in light (5:3-14) – Walk in wisdom (5:15-17) – Walk in the Spirit (5:18-21) – Walk in subjection and love (5:22-33) – Walk in obedience (6:1-9) – Walk in warfare (6:10-20) – Closing remarks and benediction (6:21-24) 58

59 Music in Worship to God Ephesians 5:19 59 ReferenceVocalInstrumental Mt. 26:30X Acts 16:25X Romans 15:9X 1 Corinthians 14:15X Ephesians 5:19X Colossians 3:16X Hebrews 2:12; 13:15X James 5:13X

60 Instruments of Music in the Bible 60 ReferenceVocalInstrumental Genesis 4:21Used by patriarchs 2 Chron. 29:25-28Used by King David Matthew 11:16-17Used by children Luke 15:25Used by a family 1 Corinthians 13:1Used by Paul Rev. 5:7-8; 14:2-3Used by heavenly hosts symbolically

61 Ephesians 5 Lessons for Today What are Christians doing when they walk unwisely? What are they doing when they walk wisely (5:15; Lk. 1:17; Col. 4:5)? What are some things that Christians can do to improve how they use their time (5:15; Col. 4:5)? Can Christians understand the will of the Lord today? What is necessary for them to understand the Lord’s will (5:17; Mt. 7:21; Lk. 12:47; Ac. 21:14; Jas. 4:15)? 61

62 Ephesians 5 Lessons for Today Is it proper for Christians to drink small amounts of wine, so long as they do not get drunk (5:18; Lk. 12:45; 1 Pet. 4:3)? What can Christians do to show they are filled with the Spirit (5:18; Gal. 5:22-24; Col. 1:9)? What are some things that Christians can do to improve their singing (5:19; Col. 3:16)? 62

63 Ephesians 5 Lessons for Today What are some things that Christians have to be thankful for today (5:20; Col. 1:3,12; 3:17; 1 Thess. 1:2; 5:18; Rev. 11:17)? What are some ways in which Christians subject themselves to each other in the local church (5:21; Matthew 20:27-28; Romans 12:10; Ephesians 4:2-3; Philippians 2:3; and 1 Peter 5:5). 63

64 Outline of the Book The Christian’s Wealth and Walk in Christ The Christian’s Walk in Christ (4:1 – 6:24) – Walk in unity (4:1-6) – Walk in newness (4:17-32) – Walk in love (5:1-2) – Walk in light (5:3-14) – Walk in wisdom (5:15-17) – Walk in the Spirit (5:18-21) – Walk in subjection and love (5:22-33) – Walk in obedience (6:1-9) – Walk in warfare (6:10-20) – Closing remarks and benediction (6:21-24) 64

65 Ephesians 5 Lessons for Today Husband and wives should get their example from Christ and the church concerning how to fulfill their roles and how to treat each other. They should not follow the example of the world (5:22-25). (Note the phrase, “as Christ also…”, found three times.) How can a wife show that she is in subjection to her husband (5:22,24,33; Col. 3:18; Tit. 2:4-5; 1 Pet. 3:1-6)? How can a husband show that he is a loving head to his wife (5:23,25,28,33; Col. 3:19; 1 Pet. 3:7)? 65

66 Ephesians 5 Lessons for Today How can the Lord’s church today remain pure, holy, and without blemish in this world (5:26-27; Phil. 2:15; Col. 1:22; Jas. 1:27; 4:4; Jude 24; Rev. 14:5)? How can a husband treat his wife the way he wants to be treated (5:28-30; Mt. 22:39)? How can marriages today be built upon the pattern of God’s marriage found in Genesis 1-2 and be successful (5:31-33; Gen. 2:24; Mt. 19:5)? 66

67 Ephesians 6 Lessons for Today What can parents do with their children at an early age to teach the importance of obedience and honor (6:1-3; Col. 3:20-21)? What can fathers do to be mature and take charge in raising their children (6:4; Deut. 18:19; Josh. 24:15)? 67

68 Ephesians 6 Lessons for Today As an employee, how can we work to please God and not to be seen of men (6:5-8; Col. 3:22-23; 1 Tim. 6:1; Tit. 2:9-10; 1 Pet. 2:18-20)? As an employer, how can we treat our employees fairly and the way we would want to be treated (6:9; Col. 4:1)? 68

69 Outline of the Book The Christian’s Wealth and Walk in Christ The Christian’s Wealth in Christ (1:1 – 3:21) – Salutation (1:1-2) – Wealth of redemption (1:3-14) – Wealth of resources (1:15-23) – Wealth of regeneration (2:1-10) – Wealth of reconciliation (2:11-22) – Wealth of revelation (3:1-13) – Wealth of revitalization (3:14-21) 69

70 Outline of the Book The Christian’s Wealth and Walk in Christ The Christian’s Walk in Christ (4:1 – 6:24) – Walk in unity (4:1-6) – Walk in newness (4:17-32) – Walk in love (5:1-2) – Walk in light (5:3-14) – Walk in wisdom (5:15-17) – Walk in the Spirit (5:18-21) – Walk in subjection and love (5:22-33) – Walk in obedience (6:1-9) – Walk in warfare (6:10-20) – Closing remarks and benediction (6:21-24) 70

71 Put on the Whole Armor of God 71 Gird your loins with truth (6:14) Put on the breastplate of righteous (6:14) Shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace (6:15) Take up the shield of faith (6:16) Take the helmet of salvation (6:16) The sword of the Spirit which is the word of God (6:17)

72 Ephesians 6 Lessons for Today How can Christians gain their strength and might from the Lord to take a stand and fight against the devil (6:10; Eph. 1:19; 3:16; Col. 1:11; 2 Tim. 2:1; 4:17; 1 Pet. 4:11; 5:10)? Christians must put on both offensive (truth, gospel, word of God) and defensive (righteousness, faith, salvation) armor to fight the devil. What are some ways that Christians can be on the offensive and on the defensive against the devil (6:11-17; Rom. 13:12; 2 Cor. 6:7)? 72

73 Ephesians 6 Lessons for Today What can Christians do to maintain constant prayer, watchfulness, and perseverance in their fight against the devil (6:18; Mt. 26:41; Lk. 21:36; Col. 4:2)? What can Christians do to speak the gospel will all boldness (6:19-20; Acts 4:13,29; 28:31; 2 Cor. 3:12; 7:4; Heb. 3:6; 10:19,35; 1 Jn. 3:21; 4;17; 5:14)? How can Christians be comforted when they hear from other faithful Christians (6:21-22; Rom. 1:12; 2 Cor. 1:4-6; 7:6-7,13)? 73

74 Ephesians 6 Lessons for Today Knowing that God’s love for us is faithful and true, what can Christians do to show their love for Jesus Christ is “incorruptible”, sincere, and lasting (6:23-24; 2 Cor. 6:6; 1 Pet. 1:22; Rev. 2:4)? 74


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