The New Testament book of Ephesians is a letter written from prison by Paul to local gatherings of Jesus followers in the city of Ephesus. Paul helped establish this Jesus movement in this metropolitan city years earlier. Ephesians is a survival guide for Jesus followers living in a hostile environment.
Ephesians tells us what it means to be people who are in Christ. Paul highlights the necessity of God’s grace as he emphasizes the spiritual blessings we receive through faith in Christ, including being elected by God from eternity past, adopted into God’s family, and redeemed by the sacrifice of Jesus. Ephesians also accentuates the unity of Jesus followers across diverse backgrounds and ethnicities.
Based on who we are in Christ, Paul provides practical guidance for Christian living, emphasizing the need for unity, humility, and love in the family of faith. Ephesians discusses various relationships, including marriage and family, talks about spiritual warfare, and encourages believers to stand firm in their faith by putting on the full armor of God.
Ephesians is filled with theological depth and practical advice with an emphasis on the centrality of who Christ is and who we are in Christ. So, join us as City Church as we discover what it means to live in Christ.