Each elected their magistrates, but on totally different principles. E phesians is one of the most encouraging books in the new testament. Ephesians 6 bible commentary matthew henry concise. The book of ephesians free online bible study lessons. The purpose for writing this letter paul does not write this letter to the ephesians to rebuke them for any irregularity of conduct, like he does the corinthians, nor for any perversion of the gospel, as he does the galatians. Commentaries for ephesians chapter 6 the duties of children and parents. Ephesians 6 commentary james burton coffman commentaries on.
Its authorship has traditionally been attributed to paul the apostle but starting in 1792, this has been challenged as deuteropauline, that is, written in pauls name by a later author strongly influenced by pauls thought, probably by a loyal. Ephesians 1 commentary new testament matthew henry. Elsewhere, however, the apostle and others writing in his name leave intact much of the hierarchy in place in this element of their society. See the whole of the passage in livy, to which i have referred on ephesians 5. Commentary on the book of ephesians by matthew henry new. The book of isaiah kjv audio holy bible high quality and best speed book 23 duration. Ephesians chapter 6 matthew henry concise commentary on. Ephesians 6 bible commentary the geneva study bible. Ephesians commentary matthew henry commentary on the.
What are the most commonly asked questions about the book of ephesians. The best and most eminent ministers need the prayers of believers. This letter, in many ways, is the crowning glory of the new testament. I recommend this volume to anyone who is not familiar with the basic themes of this epistle. In these closing verses, paul will explain his plans to send tychicus, one of his longserving assistants, to deliver both this letter and additional news. Ephesians 6 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely. Ye must be convinced of the dangerous and ruinous tendency of such a spirit and conduct, when ye know that persons of this character can never inherit the kingdom of god. Ephesians 6 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is one of the most respected interdenominational commentaries ever written. Sprouls work, the following are five of the most helpful commentaries on the book of ephesians. The great duty of children is, to obey their parents. You can find the best commentary on ephesians for you using the tools on the right side. Read commentary on this popular bible verse and understand the real meaning behind gods word using john gills. Dec, 2008 ephesians is a profound book, and our own dr.
I offer the following commentary and summary for ephesians in this article. The letter to the ephesians encourages slaves to see themselves as slaves of christ who render service with enthusiasm for the lord rather than their human masters eph. Ephesians 6 cambridge bible for schools and colleges. He was blamed by his wife for associating with other women, and his answer was that she must remember that the name of wife was a title of dignity but not of pleasure. Above all, upon, or over all, these and the other parts of your armour, as a sort of universal covering. Ephesians 6 commentary commentary critical and explanatory. The mystery of the body of christ esv edition preaching the word. Children obey your parents in the lord for this is right.
This section on relationships within the household begins with an exhortation meant to encompass all the relationships discussed in ephesians 5. The duty of servants is summed up in one word, obedience. The purpose of the book of ephesians was to warn the church elders about the false teachers that were teaching a false gospel and to maintain their first love that they held when they first became believers. Evil powers are not described in ephesians 6 using a form of dunamai. Ephesians 6, new living translation nlt the bible app. Ephesians 6 commentary albert barnes notes on the whole bible. The epistle to the ephesians, also called the letter to the ephesians and often shortened to ephesians, is the tenth book of the new testament. Titus livius livy, the history of rome, book 21, chapter 1. Ephesians bible study the christian church in the world. Ephesians resources commentaries, sermons, illustrations, devotionals see disclaimer. Ephesians sets forth what no other book of the new testament describes so completely the nature of the body of christ, which is the true church. Paul wanted tychicus to comfort the ephesians and everyone else who read the letter about pauls condition during his imprisonment in rome. This you may use as a shield, which will quench all the fiery darts, the furious temptations, violent and sudden injections of the devil. Traditionally, it is believed to be written by apostle paul while he was in prison in rome around ad 62, but more recently, it is suggested to be written between ad 80 and 100 by another writer using pauls name and style.
The book of ephesians tells how the gospel affects our. It follows that this commentary, like all commentaries, was written by an uninspired, fallible human. The deeper christian bible study series on ephesians is an indepth versebyverse study of pauls letter to the ephesians. Upon completion of the study, it is recommended that you discuss your answers and insights with other bible students who also completed the workbook. Read ephesians 6 commentary using matthew henry commentary on the whole bible complete. Livy, and plinydescribe similar seismic phenomena in their days. God the father planned throughout history for jesus to create a multiethnic community of followers. If you are leading this study on ephesians, i would encourage you to complete our guide for bible study leaders. The epistle to the ephesians chapter six objectives in studying the chapter 1 to understand the responsibilities of children and their fathers 2 to suggest how principles governing servants and masters can be applied to employees and their employers 3 to see the need to adorn ourselves with the whole of armor of god, that we might be. Comprised of jews and nonjews, these followers form the covenant family god promised to abraham.
The veii and the destruction of rome by the gauls 5. Ephesians the niv application commentary book 10 kindle. The necessity of all kinds of prayer and watchfulness, ephesians 6. Ephesians preaching order john calvin considered ephesians his favorite letter and he preached a series of fortyeight sermons on the book from may 1558 to march 1559. Tychicus is commissioned to inform the ephesians of the apostles affairs, ephesians 6. The different parts of the christian armor enumerated, ephesians 6.
Ephesians 6, new international version niv the bible app. Ephesians 6 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the church of christ, presents a verse level look at the bible. It provides a helpful orientation to our lesson plans as well giving you some important guidelines for maximizing the impact of your bible study. These studies will guide you through this lifechanging book of the bible and give you practical application to help you grow in your faith, gain greater intimacy with jesus, experience the victorious christian life, and. Collectively, they are all members of spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Matthew henry 18 october 1662 22 june 1714 was an english commentator on the bible, who published his works in 1706, sixvolume exposition of the old and new testaments 17081710 or complete commentary, provides an exhaustive verse by verse study of the bible, covering the whole of the old testament, and the gospels and acts in the new testament.
The letter to the ephesians pillar new testament commentary by peter t. An introduction to the book of ephesians an argument of the book of ephesians selected bibliography on the book of ephesians. Literally, paul says strengthen yourselves in the lord. Read the following scripture passages and complete the form for each day. Those particularly should be prayed for, who are exposed to great hardships and perils in their work. Versus was the imperial colleague of the great marcus aurelius. David guzik commentary on ephesians 6 explains how the believer is supposed to. Ephesians 1 commentary new testament matthew henry st. Study the bible online using commentary on ephesians and more. Ephesians 6 commentary matthew henry commentary on the. Ephesians, more than any other book, presents the purpose and plan of god for the church. At the end of the day it is completely irrelevant if the particular opponent we face is a principality, a power, or a ruler of the darkness of this age.
Ephesians chapter 6 david guziks commentaries on the. Home content index books of the bible ephesians questions about ephesians. Sproul has himself written a very helpful introductory level commentary on it titled the purpose of god. Ephesians 6 commentary james burton coffman commentaries. Everything in these three chapters spells out what is. Put on gods complete armor so that you can successfully resist all the devils craftiness. When we study this book, it is as though we have climbed a high mountain peak, because the book gives us that kind of perspective on what god has created. Tom constables expository notes on ephesians this is also available in the net. The following steps will be helpful in getting the most from your ephesians bible study. It includes 42 greek words that are not found in any other new testament book. I consider myself at liberty to commence what is only a section of my history with a prefatory remark such as most writers have placed at the very beginning of their works, namely, that the war i am about to describe is the most memorable of any that have ever been waged, i mean the war which the carthaginians, under hannibals leadership, waged with rome. All christians are to put on spiritual armour against the enemies of their. Ephesians 5 bible commentary matthew henry concise.
We have had already occasion to observe that the subscriptions to the sacred books were not written by the authors themselves, but were. Although ephesians is one of the new testaments shortest books in terms of word count, it is perhaps the most applicable to todays culture. The mystery of the body of christ esv edition preaching the word hughes, r. Paul had called these christians to walk worthily of the calling with which you were called 4. Introduction to ephesians bible exposition commentary. Specific focus on how modern society has corrupted christian perspectives is included. Ephesians the niv application commentary book 10 kindle edition by snodgrass, klyne. The book of ephesians week six workbook eeonline bible this bible study workbook is designed to facilitate your study of chapter six of the book of ephesians.
Challenge the status quo of our culture and even some churches by encouraging your group to live more purely the essential convictions of christianity. Time is a talent given us by god, and it is misspent and lost when not employed according to his design. Through the whole of this th book of athenaeus the reader will see the most melancholy proofs of the most. Ephesians 6 is the sixth and the last chapter of the epistle to the ephesians in the new testament of the christian bible. A chapter break at luke 21 makes it easy to read lk 21. The context paul set the tone for chapters 45 when he said, walk peripateo worthily of the calling with which you were called 4. Peace to the brethren, and love with faith, from god the father and the lord jesus christ. Study ephesians 6 using matthew henrys bible commentary concise to better understand scripture with full outline and verse meaning. Read ephesians commentary using matthew henry commentary on the whole bible complete.
Ephesians christ and the church click chart to enlarge charts from jensens survey of the nt used by permission. In conclusion, be strongnot in yourselves but in the lord, in the power of his boundless strength. In this preface to a part of my history i may 1 properly assert what many an historian has declared at the outset of his entire work, 2 to wit, that the war which i am going to describe was the most memorable of all wars ever waged the war, that is, which, under the leadership of hannibal, the carthaginians waged with the roman people. The greek expected his wife to run his home, to care for his legitimate children, but he found his pleasure and his companionship elsewhere. Overview and outline of ephesians bible study deeper. Book of ephesians bible survey what are the pauline epistles. The apostolic benediction and farewell, ephesians 6. In the book of ephesians, we see how the gospel story affects believers everyday lives. Study the bible online using commentary on ephesians 6 and more. We can only walk in the glory of ephesians 1 through 3 and live in the integrity of ephesians 4 through 6 by doing it all in the gods strength.302 944 1525 1278 545 831 633 1446 1003 1337 176 1547 1013 403 304 823 1042 737 1562 349 741 626 325 841 716 65 1326 1281 544 43 976 90 80 458 282 709 402 1298 946