I. The Background of Ephesians

Acts 19:1-31 – Power and Magic

II. The Outline of Ephesians

  1. Doctrine (Chapters 1-3)
  2. Devotion (Chapters 4-6)

III. The Themes of Ephesians

  1. The Sovereignty of God the Father
  2. In choosing us (1:4,5)
  3. In making know to us the mystery

of His will (1:9)

  1. In making those dead in sin,

alive in Christ (2:1-5)

  1. In lavishing His saving grace on us (2:8,9)
  2. The Supremacy of God the Son
  3. Who has been exalted above all (1:15-23)
  4. Who has reconciled Jew & Gentile to God

& brought peace (2:11-16)

  1. The Unity we have in God the Spirit
  2. Who seals us (1:13)
  3. Who unites us (2:18; 4:4-6)
  4. Who empowers us (3:16)
  5. The Propriety of the Church of God
  6. In our Unity (4:1-16)
  7. In our New Life (4:17-32)
  8. In our Love (5:1-21)
  9. In our Families (5:22-6:9)
  10. In our Warfare (6:10-20)