Jessica's Ephesians Study Notes

Outline

Segment 1: Who we are before God (Ch. 1-3)

Segment 2: Who we are before Men (Ch. 4-6)

Overview

Author: Paul (1:1)

Audience: Saints in Ephesus who are faithful in Christ Jesus (1:1)

Purpose: TBD

Redemption in Christ

God has:

In Him we have:

A Couple Chapters

The New Man (4:17-5:21)

We are TRANSFORMED by Christ.

How the Gentiles walk that we should no longer walk:

How the Gentiles Walk

Eph

Walking in futility of their minds

4:17

Darkened in understanding

4:18

Excluded from the life of God

4:18

Ignorant

4:18

Hard-hearted

4:18

Callous

4:19

Given to sensuality

4:19

Practice every kind of impurity with greediness

4:19

The New Man

 

Created according to God in true righteousness and holiness

4:24
Renewed in the spirit of your mind 4:23
Imitators of God 5:1

New Self vs. Old Self

 

Old Self

 

New Self

 

Walk Walk as Children of Darkness 5:8 Walk as Children of the Light 5:8

Walking as unwise

5:15

Careful how you walk, walking as the wise

5:15

Walking in fornication, uncleanness, covetousness

5:2

Walk in love

5:2

Speech

 

 

Lying

4:25

Speaking truth to each other

4:25

Unwholesome speech

4:29

Speaking edification

4:29

Filthiness, Silly Talk, Course Jesting

5:4

Giving of thanks

5:4

   

Speak in psalms, hymns, spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord

5:19

Feelings

 

 

Bitter, wrathful, angry, clamorous, slanderous, malicious

4:31

Kind, tender-hearted, forgiving

4:32

Immorality, Impurity, Greed named in you

5:3

Moral, Pure, Lacking Greed

5:3

 

 

Gives thanks for all things

5:20

Behavior

 

 

 

Drunk with Wine (dissipation of Spirit)

5:18

Filled with the Spirit

5:18

Participate in unfruitful deeds of darkness

5:11

Expose the unfruitful deeds of darkness

5:11

Stealing

4:28

Working with your own hands, sharing with those in need

4:28

Immoral, Impure, Covetous, Committing Idolatry

5:5

Submitting to one another in the fear of God 5:21

 

 

Redeeming (Making the most of) the time

5:16

Are

Sleeping, dead

5:14

Awake, arisen

5:14

Foolish

5:17

Understands the will of the Lord

5:17

Partakers with the sons of disobedience

5:7

Learns what is pleasing to the Lord

5:10

Under the wrath of God

5:6

Beloved Children of God

5:1

Deceived with empty words

5:6

Imitators of God

5:1

Sons of Disobedience 5:6

Has an Inheritance in the Kingdom

5:5

corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit

4:22

created in righteousness and holiness

4:24

 

Walk Circumspectly

Who
Should
 
Because (Why)
 
Wives
Be subject to your husbands as to the Lord
5:22
The husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the Church
Husbands
Love your wives as Christ loved the Church, love your wives as your own body
5:25
5:28
Christ gave himself up for the Church. So that the wife might be sanctified and presented holy and blameless
5:25
5:26
5:27
Children
Obey your parents in the Lord. Honor your father and mother
6:1
6:2
For this is right
So that it may be well with you and that you may live long on the earth
6:1
6:3
Fathers
Bring your children up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord
6:4a
rather than provoking them to anger
6:4b
Slaves
Be obedient to masters in the flesh as to Christ
6:5
Knowing that whatever good things each does, he’ll receive back fro the Lord whether slave or free
6:8
Masters
Do the same things to them (slaves)
6:9
Know that both their master and yours is in Heaven and He is not partial
6:9
Brethren
Put on/take up the full Armor of God
6:11
So that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the Devil in the days of evil
6:11
6:13

 

The Armor of God (see subpage)

  Part   Implication
1 Loins girded with truth 6:14a Living a life based on what is true (God's word) and filling our minds with what is true (scripture) so that we're not being deceived by the lies of Satan
2 Breastplate of righteousness 6:14b Being saved and pronounced righteous by God
3 Feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel 6:15 Stability from being pulled away from faith by having the peace OF God (through faith in the son, not works), and peace WITH God (by communication and prayer).
4 Shield of faith 6:16 Having faith in God's promises so Satan's lies can't penetrate, its a protection against false guilt
5 Helmet of Salvation 6:17a Certainty of our salvation
6 Sword of the Spirit, the word of God 6:17b Knowledge of and speaking scripture (both offensive and defensive)
7 Prayer 6:18 Rely on God's strength to win the battle by speaking to God continually in all ways at all times

 



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