November 15th

Ephesians 3-4

  • 3:6-7 – Paul’s specific mission was to share the gospel of redemption with gentiles. Some others, including Peter, felt called to share the gospel with Jews.
  • 3:14-19 – It’s funny that we now often fear offending people by sharing the gospel. The gospel is meant for our good. Knowing Christ means knowing the vastness of God’s love, which is a blessing.
  • 3:20-21 – The power of God is impossible for us to fully imagine. He can do all things.
  • 4:1-7 – Paul urges the Ephesians to be of one mind and heart. He reminds them that they were all saved by the same means and should use this as a bond.
  • 4:11-16 – God had equipped the Ephesian believers through a variety of helpers so that they could mature in their faith and not be swayed so easily by false prophets or temptations.
  • 4:17-20 – This is referring to Gentiles who have not been saved. The majority of Paul’s ministry was to Gentiles, so he obviously didn’t write them all off as heathens.

4:25-31 – Paul urges the Ephesians to avoid temptation and sin. This is not an exhaustive list, but most likely one that spoke to common temptations the Ephesians were facing

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