Understanding The Bible
STUDY REFERENCE
Clarence E. Mason's "Later New Testament Epistles"
Ephesians

SUMMARY OUTLINE

BY THE AUTHOR
Dr. Clarence E. Mason, Jr.
Philadelphia College of Bible
1968

SUMMARY OUTLINE
 

  1. INTRODUCTORY APOSTOLIC SALUTATION 1:1-2
     

  2. THE BELIEVER'S STANDING IN CHRIST THROUGH GRACE 1:3-3:21

    1. Theme of the doctrinal position 1:3

    2. The work of the triune God on our behalf 1:4-14

    3. The apostle's prayer for their enlightenment 1:15-23 that they might grasp the significance of these glorious truths

    4. Regeneration by resurrection power 2:1-10

    5. Reconciliation by the blood of the cross 2:11-22

    6. The "mystery" (God's eternal purpose through the Church) revealed 3:1-13

    7. Paul's prayer for their experience 3:14-21 that they may experience the fullness of God's love
       

  3. THE BELIEVER'S HEAVENLY WALK AND WARFARE 4:1-6:20

    1. The heavenly walk of the believer upon earth 4:1-6:9

      1. Walk united - as members of His body 4:1-16

      2. Walk different - not as other Gentiles 4:17-32

      3. Walk discerning - not as fools 5:1-17

      4. Walk overflowing - filled with the Spirit 5:18-6:9 B. The warfare of the believer in the heavenlies 6:10-20
         

  4. CONCLUSION 6:21-24

 

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