Themes Of Ephesians

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Identify what chapter in this epistle you will focus on. Chapter ___6___What happens in the previous chapter(s) prior to this chapter and how does it connect and flow with the next chapter and/or epistle? If chapter four and five of Ephesians were to be summarized, they would be summed up as, “walk in a manner worthy of the calling.” Paul encourages the believer to walk in faith, all while reminding them that as believers they have an obligation to live as servants of Jesus Christ. In Ephesians chapter five, verse one; Paul emphasizes the amount of hard work it takes to live in unity with each other, and states that they should be imitators of God. He concludes chapter five with truths and advice for solid families, which included husbands…show more content…
(Write and elaborate on at least 3-5 themes from the epistle). Compared with Paul’s other letters, Ephesians is harder than most to pin point the central themes. The most dominant theme present is God’s plan to reconcile Jews and gentiles; therefore, unity, the mystery of the gospel, and the holy call of God’s people will all tie into God’s plan to reconcile Jews and Gentiles. God’s plan to reconcile Jews and Gentiles for some is seen as the only theme of Ephesians. Paul believes the reconciliation was consummated through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The fall brought separation, man’s separation from God and man’s division among mankind. The first chapters clearly depict this and the rest of bible and history proves it. Paul being a professed Christian Jew, had to have a heart for all people. This theme shows that the gospel restores communion between God and man as well as reconciles man with man. It is here we see the true power of the Gospel. The second theme is connected to the first theme, and it is unity. Although Ephesians doesn 't outline the definition of what unity is, it gives a description of primary features of unity. Paul is an advocate for unity because of all the bickering that was taking place in Ephesus. People were divided on scriptural doctrine. Paul wanted to remind them that God creates one body to serve Him. He calls all sorts of people from various backgrounds, and these groups of people comprise His church.…show more content…
Ephesians 1:7 reads, “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.” The word “riches” is used 5 times in this letter; while “grace” is used 12 times, as Paul writes of the riches of God’s grace. Here the word “redemption” means rendered. In this passage redemption implies that deliverance from sin and from the evil consequences of sin, has been purchased by the atonement os sin made by Jesus Christ through grace. Meaning that it is not by anything that we have done by our own deeds, but despite what we deserved God has glorified his grace by giving us redemption through the blood of his Son, which was the redemption price paid for our salvation. In Ephesians 3:5 it reads, “which was not made known to people in other generations as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to God’s holy apostles and prophets.” What this means is Paul wants the believers of Jesus Christ to know that we are all equal before the Lord as His children and as citizens of His eternal kingdom. This is a truth that had not been uncovered in the old Testament, this was a New Testament revelation. Because of what Jesus did on the cross we are all joint heirs in the Kingdom. Paul writes in Ephesians 6:18, “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and
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