The book of Ephesians connects the glorious, mind-stretching truths of the gospel (chapters 1-3) to the down-to-earth application of these truths in our daily lives (chapters 4-6).
Paul brings us on a journey through the past, present, and future—from God’s redemptive plan for our lives before the creation of the world (Ephesians 1:4), to the glorious inheritance that awaits us in heaven (Ephesians 1:14), and His empowering strength to live holy and blameless lives (Ephesians 1:19) in the here and now.
Along the way, he draws our attention to two main themes:
- Jesus as the ultimate reconciler, bringing us back to God.
- Jesus as the uniting force and head of the church, drawing all believers together.
As Paul walks us through the all-encompassing impact of God’s work and gift of salvation on our everyday lives, we’re reminded that we’ve been made alive in Christ! And as God’s children, we must put away the weight of sin that holds us down, submit to one another out of love from and for Jesus, and stand firm amidst the spiritual battles that surround us.