THE BOOK OF EPHESIANS
MASTER BOOK OUTLINE

"IN CHRIST: What You Have, Why You Have It, How You Respond"

 

J. Deering, AncientPath.net

 


 

The Book of Ephesians, Text (NASB) 1,With Built-In Outline:

  1. Introduction, 1:1-2

    1. From: Paul the Apostle, 1:1a

    2. To: The Faithful Ones in Ephesus, 1:1b

    3. Grace and Peace, From: God and The Lord Jesus Christ, 1:2
       

  2. WHAT YOU HAVE IN-CHRIST, 1:3-2:22

    1. The Triune Blessing, 1:3-14

      1. Blessed by The Father's Gift of Every Spiritual Blessing to Every Believer,  1:3

      2. Blessed by The Father's Choosing of Every Believer In Christ the Beloved,  1:4

      3. Blessed as The Father Predestined Every Believer to be an Adopted Son,  1:5-6

      4. Blessed by The Son's Redemption for Every Believer,  1:7-8a

      5. Blessed by the Revelation of His Will to Every Believer,  1:8b-10

      6. Blessed In the Inheritance given to Every Believer,  1:11-12

      7. Blessed by The Spirit of God's Sealing of Every Believer,  1:13-14

    2. Paul's Prayer List for Every Believer, 1:15-19a

      1. Paul's Prayer List, Part 1, 1:15-17

        1. Thanks for you Faith, 1:15

        2. Mentioning you in Prayer, 1:16

        3. Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation in the Knowledge of The Father, 1:17

      2. Paul's Prayer List, Part 2, 1:18-19a

        1. Knowing God's Calling, 1:18a

        2. Knowing God's Inheritance, 1:18b

        3. Knowing God's Power toward us who believe, 1:19a

    3. The Workings of God's Might In Christ, 1:19b-23

      1. God Raised Christ from the dead, 19b-20a

      2. God Seated Christ at His Right Hand, 1:20b

      3. God Subjected all things to Christ, 1:21-22a

      4. God Made Christ Head over all things to the Church , 1:22b-23

    4. Salvation, 2:1-10

      1. You Were Dead, and Among the Dead Without Christ 2:1-3

        1. You were Dead in Trespasses and Sin 2:1

        2. You Walked According to the Prince of the Power of the Air 2:2

        3. We All Lived in the Lusts of Our Flesh 2:3

      2. But Now God made You Alive Together With Christ 2:4-10

        1. God Loved Us 2:4-6

        2. Being Rich in Mercy 2:4

        3. "Even When" We Were Dead 2:5a

        4. He Made Us Alive 2:5b

        5. He Raised Us Up 2:6a

        6. He Seated Us with Him 2:6b

        7. God Showed the Surpassing Riches of His Grace to Us 2:7-10

        8. In Kindness Toward Us In Christ Jesus 2:7

        9. By Grace You Have Been Saved as the Gift of God 2:8-10

          1. By Grace 2:8a

          2. Through Faith 2:8b

          3. As The Gift Of God 2:8c

          4. Not As the Result of Works 2:9

          5. We Are God's Workmanship 2:10a

          6. We Were Created For Good Works 2:10b

    5. Unity (of the Jew and the Gentile), 2:11-22

      1. Therefore REMEMBER You were Excluded 2:11-12

        1. You Were Formerly Gentiles 2:11

        2. You Were Separate From Christ 2:12

      2. But Now You Are Brought Near In Christ (All believers are Included) 2:13-22

        1. You Were Once Far Away 2:13a

        2. You  Have Been Brought Near By The Blood Of Christ 2:13b-17

          1. He Brought You Near, 2:13b

          2. He Is Our Peace 2:14a

          3. He Made The Jew and The Gentile One 2:14b-22

          4. He Made Both Into One 2:14b

          5. He Destroyed the Dividing Wall of Hostility 2:14c

          6. This Was His Purpose To Reconcile Them Both in One Body 2:15-17

        3. You Have Access To The Father 2:18

          1. Jew or Gentile - Immediate Access To Him 2:18a

          2. By God's One Spirit 2:18b

        4. But Now You Are Part of God's City 2:19-22

          1. You Are No Longer  Strangers and Aliens to God 2:19a

          2. You Are Now Fellow Citizens 2:19b

          3. You Are Now Members of God's Household 2:19c

          4. Built Upon A Strong Foundation of the Apostles and Prophets 2:20a

          5. Jesus Christ is The "Cornerstone," "Capstone," "Keystone" 2:20b-22

            1. In Him - The Key 2:20a

            2. In Him the Whole Building is being Fitted Together 2:21a

            3. In Him the Whole Building is Growing Into A Holy Temple 2:21b

            4. In Him You are being Built Together Into A Dwelling In Which God Lives By His Spirit, 2:22
               

  3. "Why You Have It" - The Mystery of The Church Revealed, 3:1-21

    1. Introduction to the "Mystery," 3:1-5

    2. The "Mystery" Itself, 3:6

    3. Paul's Ministry, 3:7-12

    4. Paul's Request, 3:13

    5. Paul's Prayer, 3:14-19

    6. Paul's Benediction, 3:20-21 

  1. "How You Respond," 4:1-6:9

    1. Through Unity, 4:1-6

    2. Through Christ's Gifts, 4:7-16

      1. Grace comes with each Gift, 4:7

      2. Christ has Filled All Things, 8-10

      3. Full Gifts to make the Body Full, 4:11-13

      4. Therefore, We Are To Grow-Up, 4:14-16

    3. Through Our Walk, 4:17-32

      1. Stop walking the Gentile Walk, 4:17-19

      2. Lay aside the Old Self, Take on the New Self, 4:20-24

      3. Speak Truth, 4:25

      4. Be Angry apart from sin, 4:26a

      5. Let Anger Go, 4:26b

      6. Don't give the Devil opportunity, 4:27

      7. Stop Stealing and Work, 4:28

      8. Stop Verbal Offence and give Grace, 4:29

      9. Stop Grieving the Holy Spirit of God, 4:30

      10. Stop Bitterness, Wrath, Anger, Clamor, Slander, and Malice 4:31

      11. Instead - Be Kind to one another, Tender, Forgiving - Just As Christ has Forgiven You, 4:32

    4. Be Imitators of God, as beloved Children, 5:1-17

      1. You - be imitators of God, 5:1-2

      2. You - do not conform to the marks of the un-believer, 5:3-6

      3. You - Therefore do not be partakers with them, 5:7-17

    5. Be subject to one another in the fear of Christ, 5:18-33

      1. A Matter of the Spirit, 5:18

      2. A Matter of the Spirit filled life, 5:19-20

      3. A Matter of Subjection, 5:21-33

        1. Be Subject to One Another, 5:21

        2. Wives subject to Husbands, 5:22-24

        3. Husbands subject to Wives, 5:25-31

        4. Reference to Christ and His Bride, 5:32-33

        5. Children subject to Fathers, 6:1-3

        6. Fathers subject to Children, 6:4

        7. Slaves subject to Masters, 6:5-8

        8. Masters subject to Slaves, 6:9

    6. Fully putting on God's Armor, 6:10-18

      1. Be Strong In His Might, 6:10-12

      2. The Full Armor of God, 6:13-18

        1. Having Done Everything To Stand Firm, 6:13

        2. With Truth, 6:14b

        3. With Righteousness, 6:14c

        4. With Preparation, 6:15

        5. With Faith, 6:16

        6. With Salvation and The Word of God, 6:17a

        7. With The Word Of God, 6:17b

        8. With Prayer, 6:18
           

  2. Paul's Salutation, 6:19-22

    1. The Ministry of the Gospel, 6:19

    2. An Ambassador for Christ, and the Gospel, in Chains, 6:20

    3. Paul's Circumstances, 6:21

    4. Knowledge and Comfort, 6:22
       

  3. Paul's Benediction, 6:23-24

    Peace and Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ, 6:23-24


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