Biblical Commentary

  • Ephesians 1:3-14

    God has blessed us with spiritual blessings, and has made us his adopted children. In Christ, we have redemption from our sins.

  • Ephesians 1:11-23

    In Christ we have received an inheritance as God's own people.

  • Ephesians 1:15-23

    Paul prays that God will give the Ephesian Christians a spirit of wisdom and revelation.

  • Ephesians 2:1-10

    We were dead in sin, but God in his love has made us alive in Christ.

  • Ephesians 2:11-22

    Paul reminds those born Gentiles––called "the uncircumcision" by circumcised Jews––that all have become one in Christ, who is our peace.

  • Ephesians 3:1-12

    Paul has become a prisoner for Christ for the sake of the Gentiles, to whom he has been called to proclaim the Good News of Christ.

  • Ephesians 3:14-21

    Paul prays that the Ephesian Christians will be strengthened in their inner beings.

  • Ephesians 4:1-16

    Live lives worthy of your calling, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit.

  • Ephesians 4:25 – 5:2

    Paul establishes guidelines for Christian behavior: Speak the truth. Don't allow anger to prompt you to sin. Don't steal. Don't speak evil. Put away bitterness, wrath, and slander. Forgive. Renounce pagan ways.

  • Ephesians 5:8-14

    You were once in darkness, but now in Christ you are in the light. Renounce darkness and live in the light.

  • Ephesians 5:15-20

    Be careful how you live––not unwisely but wisely. Renounce foolishness. Don't get drunk, but instead fill yourself with the Spirit. Give God thanks.

  • Ephesians 6:10-20

    Put on the whole armor of God to enable you to stand against the wiles of the devil. Pray in the Spirit at all times.