A Verse by Verse Study of Ephesians

A verse by verse study of Paul’s epistle to the Ephesians, the letter which most clearly sets out the revelation of the mystery given through the Apostle Paul concerning God’s plan and purpose for His church, the body of Christ, during this present dispensation of grace. (52 pp.)

Table of Contents

  • Introduction-Fellowship of the Mystery In the Book of Ephesians we find a wealth of doctrinal instruction which is directed by the Holy Spirit to the believers of the present day. We remember that “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God ...
  • Chapter 1 Exposition of Ephesians 1 In Verses 1 and 2 Paul salutes the saints at Ephesus and the “faithful in Christ Jesus” with the familiar epistolary salutation—”grace be to you and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.” These two words, “grace” and “peace,” are found in the opening verses of every one of Paul’s epistles. The order ...
  • Chapter 2-Exposition of Ephesians 2 In Verses 1-3 we see our past condition by nature. “And you hath He quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins:” (verse 1). The Holy Spirit is here addressing all who have been quickened or made alive “with Christ” on a basis of unconditioned grace (verse 5). Before we were quickened, we were “dead in trespasses ...
  • Chapter 3-Exposition of Ephesians 3 In Verses 1-13 the Holy Spirit deals with Paul’s “knowledge in the mystery of Christ” (verse 4). These thirteen verses make up a division of this chapter which opens and closes with a suggestion that Paul was suffering for the cause he represented. In verse 1, he refers to his imprisonment and in verse 13, he ...
  • Chapter 4-Exposition of Ephesians 4 In Verses 1-3 the Holy Spirit refers to Paul as “the prisoner of the Lord,” and not the prisoner of the Roman Emperor. In the opening verse of the third chapter, Paul declared himself to be the prisoner of Jesus Christ for the “Gentiles,” and in the sixth chapter, verses 19 and 20, he speaks of ...
  • Chapter 5 Exposition of Ephesians 5:1-17 the Holy Spirit shows us that, as “dear children,” we should follow, or imitate God in our daily walk. The heavenly Father knows that if we can imitate His love all the rest of our walk and behavior will take care of itself. Therefore, He says, “walk in love.” What kind of love is the ...
  • Chapter 6-Exposition of Ephesians 5:18-6:9 In this passage we see the highest demonstration of the Spirit’s power. Namely, the elevation of the everyday duties of the Christian life into the spiritual realm. In these verses we see the possibility of wives and husbands, children and parents, and servants and masters submitting themselves one to another in the fear of God. The ...
  • Chapter 7-Exposition of Ephesians 6:10-24 In these verses our attention is first attracted by the word “finally” in verse 10. The final words of this epistle remind us of those spoken at the beginning. As we are enlightened concerning our “spiritual blessings in heavenly places” in verses 3 to 14 of the opening chapter, so are we warned concerning our ...