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- Tips for teaching Ephesians in a Bible Study
- Discussion Questions for the Book of Ephesians
- Answers and insights for all Discussion Questions
- High-definition maps that track the stories of Paul in Ephesus
If you’re looking for Paul’s happiest letter, you’ve found it.
What’s odd about his cheerfulness is that he’s writing while under arrest, possibly in Rome, shortly before his trial—which early Christian writers say was followed by his execution.
This letter reads like a warm sermon to a lovable congregation. Paul gives the people practical advice about how to live like Christians in a real world that doesn’t play by Christian rules.
A bachelor, he gives marital advice to couples, and he offers family counseling to parents and their kids. He even gives what is today considered controversial advice to Christian slave owners as well as their slaves. It’s controversial because he stops short of telling the slave masters to free their slaves.
Paul also warns the Christians that they may have to suffer because of their belief in Jesus. After all, he reminds them, the letter they’re reading came from a man under arrest because of his faith.
“From: Paul, appointed by God as an official messenger of the Messiah, Jesus” (Ephesians 1:1).
Ephesians was probably one of Paul’s last letters, written near the end of his life sometime around AD 60-62.
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