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Ephesians Verse by Verse.

Author: Grant R Osborne
Publisher: Lexham Press, 2017.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Commentaries
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Grant R Osborne
ISBN: 1577997735 9781577997733
OCLC Number: 1013724460
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro --
Title Page --
Copyright --
Contents --
Series Preface --
Introduction to Ephesians --
Author --
Date --
Recipients --
Purpose --
Literary Features --
Outline --
The Theology of the Letter --
The Work of the Trinity in This World --
The Exalted Christ --
The Gift of Salvation --
The Church as the Body of Christ --
The Defeat of the Cosmic Powers --
The Blessings of Salvation (1:1-14) --
Paul Greets the Ephesian Christians (1:1-2) --
Paul Lists Five Blessings of Salvation that Stem from God and Christ (1:3-14) --
Introduction: Spiritual Blessings in the Heavenlies (1:3) --
Blessing 1: Predestination (1:4-6) --
Chosen to Be Holy and Blameless (1:4) --
Chosen for Sonship (1:5) --
Purpose: For the Praise of His Glory (1:6) --
Blessing 2: Redemption (1:7) --
Blessing 3: The Mystery of His Will (1:8-10) --
Blessing 4: His Divine Plan (1:11-12) --
Blessing 5: Being Sealed with the Spirit (1:13-14) --
A Prayer for Knowledge and Power (1:15-23) --
Paul Gives Thanks for the Good News about Their Spiritual State (1:15-16) --
Paul Prays for Wisdom and Knowledge for the Ephesians (1:17-19A) --
Wisdom from the Spirit (1:17) --
God's Rich Gifts (1:18-19A) --
God's Mighty Strength Is Seen in the Resurrection and Exaltation of Christ (1:19B-20) --
God's Mighty Strength Is Seen in Jesus' Authority and Dominion over All (1:21-22A) --
God's Mighty Strength Is Seen in Jesus' Headship over All for the Church (1:22B-23) --
Summary of the Blessings of Salvation (2:1-10) --
Sin Leads to Bondage and Death (2:1-3) --
Their Terrible Predicament: Dead in Sin (2:1) --
Their Terrible Predicament: Bondage to Sin and the Flesh (2:2-3) --
Mercy Leads to Being Made Alive with Christ (2:4-7) --
God's Love Leads Him to Give Us Life (2:4-5) --
God's Love Leads Him to Seat Us with Christ in the Heavenlies (2:6-7) --
Paul Presents a Summary: The Free Gift of Grace (2:8-10). The Gospel Message Is "Saved by Grace through Faith" (2:8-9) --
The New Creation Makes Good Works Possible (2:10) --
The New United People of God: Jews and Gentiles (2:11-22) --
Paul Discusses the Past and Present State of the Gentiles (2:11-13) --
The Former State: Uncircumcised and Excluded (2:11-12) --
The Present State: Brought near By Jesus' Blood (2:13) --
Paul Discusses the New Peace and Unity Achieved in Christ (2:14-18) --
Achieved by the Removal of the Dividing Wall (2:14-15A) --
A New, United Humanity, Reconciled through Christ (2:15B-16) --
Peace Proclaimed to Both Jew and Gentile (2:17) --
Conclusion: Both Have Access to God by the Spirit (2:18) --
Paul Discusses the New Citizenship and Building We Have in Christ (2:19-22) --
The Gentiles: No Longer Foreigners but Citizens (2:19) --
God's New Building: A Temple (2:20-22) --
The Apostles the Foundation and Christ the Cornerstone (2:20) --
The Building Erected as God's Temple (2:21-22) --
Paul's Stewardship of God's Mystery (3:1-13) --
God Reveals the Mystery (3:1-7) --
The Introduction of an Intercessory Prayer (3:1) --
Paul's Stewardship of the Mystery of God's Grace (3:2-3) --
The Need to Understand the Mystery Now Revealed (3:4-5) --
The Mystery as the Inclusion of the Gentiles in the Church (3:6) --
Paul Called to Be a Servant of This Mystery (3:7) --
Paul's Ministry Is Making Known the Mystery (3:8-13) --
The Twofold Nature of His Mission (3:8-9) --
Proclaiming Christ's Riches to the Gentiles (3:8) --
Illuminating the Hidden Truths of the Mystery (3:9) --
Revealing the Church's Mission to the Cosmic Powers (3:10-12) --
God's Wisdom Made Known to the Cosmic Powers (3:10) --
The Dimensions of the Mission Made Known in the Church (3:11-12) --
Conclusion: An Admonition Not to Be Discouraged (3:13) --
A Prayer Request for Power and Love (3:14-21). Paul Solemnly Addresses the Father (3:14-15) --
Paul Prays for the Ephesian Christians (3:16-19) --
Prayer for Strength and the Indwelling Presence of Christ (3:16-17) --
Prayer for a Deeper Grasp of God's Power and Love (3:18-19A) --
Prayer that We Might Be Filled with the Fullness of God (3:19B) --
Paul Concludes This Prayer with a Doxology (3:20-21) --
Praising the God Who Does More than We Can Imagine (3:20) --
Praising the God Who Deserves Eternal Glory (3:21) --
Unity and Diversity in the Church (4:1-6) --
The Basis of the Challenge Is a Life Worthy of the Call (4:1) --
Four Sets of Qualities Produce Unity (4:2-3) --
The Goal Is the Oneness of the Church (4:4-6) --
The Spirit: One Body, One Spirit, One Hope (4:4) --
The Lord: One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism (4:5) --
The Father: Of All, over All, through All (4:6) --
Unity through Diversity (4:7-16) --
The Grace of Christ Is Given to Every Member (4:7-10) --
Christ's Grace-Gift Grounded in Psalm 68:18 (4:7-8) --
Christ's Grace-Gift Grounded in His Exaltation as Lord of All (4:9-10) --
God Gives the Church Leaders Who Help It Grow (4:11-16) --
The Gifts Given: The Leaders of the Church (4:11) --
The Purpose and Goal of the Church (4:12-13) --
The Danger of False Teachers (4:14) --
The Formula for Producing Mature Churches (4:15-16) --
Living out the New Life in Christ (4:17-24) --
Paul Critiques the Pagan Way of Life (4:17-19) --
Mandate to Reject the Futile Conduct of the Gentiles (4:17) --
The Terrible Lifestyle of the Pagan World (4:18-19) --
The Christian Way Is to Replace the Old (4:20-24) --
The New Truth in Jesus (4:20-21) --
The New Way: Take off the Old (4:22) --
Replace the Old with New Clothes (4:23-24) --
Vices and Virtues in the New Community (4:25-5:2) --
Paul Provides Practical Exhortations regarding the Old and the New (4:25-30) --
Stop Lying and Tell the Truth (4:25). Stop Being Angry and Gain Control (4:26-27) --
Stop Stealing and Work Hard to Help Others (4:28) --
Stop Foul Talk and Build up Others (4:29-30) --
Conclusion: Grieving the Holy Spirit (4:30) --
Paul Provides a Catalogue of Vices and Virtues (4:31-32) --
The Negative: Five Vices Involving Anger (4:31) --
The Positive: Three Virtues Stemming from Love (4:32) --
Paul Presents the Supreme Virtue: Love (5:1-2) --
Imitating Our Loving God (5:1) --
Christ as the Model (5:2) --
The Movement from Darkness to Light (5:3-14) --
Paul Warns about the Deeds of Darkness (5:3-7) --
Warning to Stay Away from Shameful Sins (5:3-4) --
Result: Loss of Inheritance and Divine Wrath (5:5-6) --
Further Warning: Don't Partner with Them (5:7) --
Paul Encourages the Ephesians to Live as Children of Light (5:8-14) --
Conduct Yourselves as Light (5:8-10) --
Walking as Light (5:8) --
The Fruit of Light (5:9) --
The Result: Pleasing the Lord (5:10) --
Expose the Deeds of Darkness (5:11-12) --
The Illuminating Power of the Light (5:13) --
Challenge to Be Alert (5:14) --
Living in the Spirit (5:15-21) --
The Christian Is Not to Walk Unwisely and in Ignorance (5:15-17) --
Not Unwise but Wise, Using Every Opportunity (5:15-16) --
Not Ignorant but Understanding the Lord's Will (5:17) --
The Christian Should Walk in the Spirit (5:18-21) --
The Key: Filled by the Spirit (5:18) --
The Characteristics of Life in the Spirit (5:19-21) --
A New Worship Filled with Joy (5:19) --
Continuous Thanksgiving (5:20) --
Mutual Submission (5:21) --
Submission in Household Relationships, Part 1: Husband and Wife (5:21-33) --
Paul Presents the Key Attitude: Mutual Submission (5:21) --
Paul Teaches about the Submission of the Wife (5:22-24) --
Her Duty to Submit as to the Lord (5:22) --
The Reason for Her Submission (5:23-24) --
The Headship of the Husband (5:23a). The Model of Christ as Head (5:23b-24a) --
Conclusion: Submit in Everything (5:24b) --
Paul Teaches about the Sacrifical Love of the Husband as Head (5:25-27) --
The Command to Love (5:25A) --
The Model for Love: Christ and the Church (5:25B-27) --
The Reality of His Sacrificial Love (5:25b) --
The Three Purposes or Goals of Christ's Love for the Church (5:26-27) --
Paul Culminates His Emphasis with Reasons for the Husband's Love (5:28-30) --
To Love Your Wife Is to Love Yourself (5:28) --
The Need to Feed and Care for Your Own Body, Your Wife (5:29) --
We Are Members of His Body (5:30) --
Paul Concludes with the Nature of the Husband-Wife Relationship (5:31-33) --
The Basis: The Two Constitute One Flesh (5:31) --
The Great Mystery of Marriage (5:32-33) --
The Mystery: Christ and the Church (5:32) --
The Heart of the Matter: Love of the Husband, Respect of the Wife (5:33) --
Submission in Household Relationships, Part 2: Parent-Child and Master-Slave (6:1-9) --
Paul Instructs Parents and Children (6:1-4) --
Instructions to Children (6:1-3) --
Obey Your Parents (6:1) --
Honor Your Parents (6:2-3) --
Instructions to Parents: Don't Provoke, but Build up Your Children (6:4) --
Paul Instructs Slaves and Masters (6:5-9) --
Instructions to Slaves (6:5-8) --
Obey with Respect and Recognize Responsibility to Christ (6:5) --
Obey as Slaves of Christ (6:6) --
Serve as to the Lord-He Will Reward You (6:7-8) --
Instructions to Masters: Fair Treatment (6:9) --
Putting on the Whole Armor of God (6:10-24) --
Paul Gives an Opening Admonition to Be Strong in the Lord (6:10) --
Given the Presence of the Opposing Powers, Paul Stresses the Need for Strength (6:11-13) --
The Danger: The Devil's Strategies (6:11) --
The Opponents in the War (6:12) --
The Whole Armor: Standing Firm in the Battle (6:13) --
Paul Describes the Pieces of Armor (6:14-17).

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