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Andy is the former senior manager of content for Bible Gateway. He currently works at Calvin College. These are the truths and blessings that all believers have in common.
Every believer has a responsibility to live as servants of Jesus Christ. Paul explains the concept of a biblical marriage. Marriage is a picture of Christ and the church body of believers and the way that Jesus Christ loved the church is the way that the husband must love his treasured wife, "Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her" When a husband learns to love his wife in this way, his wife usually has no issues fulfilling her role and even enjoys it, "the wife must see to it that she respects her husband " vs During his time in this city that housed the famous temple to the Greek goddess Artemis, Paul saw many converted to faith in Jesus Christ and many others who opposed his preaching in the synagogues and homes.
One prominent silversmith, Demetrius, who made implements for the worship of Artemis, found his business suffering greatly because people were converting to Christianity. The ensuing near-riot led Paul to leave the city, but only after the apostle had done much to stabilize and grow the Christian community there. Paul wrote the letter to the Ephesians sometime in AD 60—61, around the same time he wrote Colossians and Philemon, as he sent all three letters by the hand of Tychicus, accompanied by Onesimus Ephesians ; Colossians —9; Philemon — It was during this time that Paul sat in Rome undergoing his first Roman imprisonment Ephesians ; , making Ephesians one of the four epistles commonly known as the Prison Epistles.
The others are Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon. Second Corinthians and Galatians abound with personal touches from Paul, either about his own life or that of the recipients.
Epistle to the Ephesians
While Galatians offers instructions particularly important for those churches overrun with legalism, Ephesians deals with topics at the very core of what it means to be a Christian—both in faith and in practice—regardless of any particular problem in the community. Paul divided his letter to the Ephesians into two clear segments; applying the truths of the first makes possible the actions and lifestyle of the second. The members of this community have been chosen by God through the work of Christ, adopted as sons and daughters of God, and brought near to the Father through faith in His Son.
All people with this faith—Jews and Gentiles alike—were dead in their transgressions and sins but have been made alive because of the person and work of Jesus Christ.