Book of Ephesians Outline

The Book of Ephesians outline as shown below from the Wycliffe Bible Commentary:

Book of Ephesians Outline

I. The believer's position in Christ. 1:1-3:21.

A. Salutation. 1:1,2.

B. All spiritual blessings. 1:3-14.

  • Chosen by the Father. 1:3-6.
  • Redeemed by the Son. 1:7-12.
  • Sealed by the Holy Spirit. 1:13,14.

C. Paul's first prayer. 1:15-23.

D. Salvation by grace. 2:1-10.

  • What we were in the past. 2:1-3.
  • What we are in the present. 2:4-6.
  • What we shall be in the future. 2:7-10.

E. Oneness of Jews and Gentiles in Christ. 2:11-22.

  • What the Gentiles were without Christ. 2:11,12.
  • The one body. 2:13-18.
  • The one building. 2:19-22.

F. The revelation of the mystery. 3:1-13.

  • The dispensation of the grace of God. 3:1-6.
  • The fellowship of the mystery. 3:7-13.

G. Paul's second prayer. 3:14-21.

II. The believer's conduct in the world. 4:1-6:24.

A. The worthy walk. 4:1-16.

  • The unity of the Spirit. 4:1-6.
  • The gift of Christ. 4:7-12.
  • The unity of faith and knowledge. 4:13-16.

B. The different walk. 4:17-32.

  • Description of the Gentiles' walk. 4:17-19.
  • Putting off the old and putting on the new. 4:20-24.
  • Practical application. 4:25-32.

C. The loving walk. 5:1-14.

  • Walking in love. 5:1-7.
  • Walking in light. 5:8-14.

D. The wise walk. 5:15-6:9.

  • Being circumspect. 5:15-17.
  • Being filled with the Holy Spirit. 5:18-6:9.
  • Rejoicing and thanksgiving. 5:19,20.
  • Submission in practical relationships. 5:21-6:9.
  • Wives and husbands. 5:21-33.
  • Children and parents. 6:1-4.
  • Servants and masters. 6:5-9.

E. The Christian Walk as warfare. 6:10-20.

  • Being strong in the Lord-the whole armor of God. 6:10-17.
  • Prayer for all saints and for Paul. 6:18-20.

F. Closing greetings. 6:21-24.

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