Commentary on the book of ephesians 5 16 17

The meaning of this phrase used also in colossians 4. He received for them, that he might give to them, a large measure of gifts and graces. God has granted us every spiritual blessing in christ 1. Resemble him especially in his love and pardoning goodness, as becomes those beloved by their heavenly father. Each provides exposition that gives careful attention to the biblical text, is doctrinally reformed, focuses on christ through the lens of redemptive history, and applies the bible to our contemporary setting. They are liable to have so many untoward things happening to them, which no one can prevent or even foresee. You can find additional free bible study outlines by clicking on the link and looking under the appropriate book study. Christians should submit to church leaders 1 corinthians 16. Tonight we want to continue our discussion on the will of god.

The context paul set the tone for chapters 45 when he said, walk peripateo worthily of the calling with which you were called 4. Sproul has himself written a very helpful introductory level commentary on it titled the purpose of god. Redeeming the time has special reference both here and in col. Although ephesians is one of the new testaments shortest books in terms of word count, it is perhaps the most applicable to todays culture. This commentary will join hoehner and obrien as the first references on ephesians to which i turn. While this book begins, paul, an apostle of christ jesus through the will of god, to the saints who are at ephesus, and the faithful in christ jesus 1. Exalting christs character the most gifted men on the earth could all find abundant employment, from now until the judgment, for all their godgiven powers, in exalting the character of christ. The present imperative with a negative commands them to stop an action already in progress stop becoming foolish. The letter was written from prison in rome acts 28. Bruce, the epistles to the colossians, to philemon, and to the ephesians eerdmans, pp.

There are many rich, helpful comments on the husbandwife relationship in ephesians 5. If the people of your city, of your school, of your family are going to hear the gospel, its going to be from your mouth. The constant moral appeal of the new testament is simply this. But because it is his desire to save, he exposes our sins to us so that we can repent. Verse encourages us to understand that god is purposely exposing our sins to us for our eternal good so that we might share life in his kingdom with him. A verse by verse inductive and exegetical bible study series into the book of ephesians. We must walk carefully and redeem the time that he gives us 5. Ephesians 5 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, as set of 17 volumes on the new testament, the result of barclays dedicated work. Seventh day is sabbath in reply on ephesians 5 bsp commandment 3, exodus 20. There is a paradox in that god is the sovereign over time. It may have been composed almost contemporaneously with colossians and initially sent with the epistle and philemon by tychicus eph. Paul wrote this letter while enduring his first roman imprisonment in house arrest.

Ephesians 4 bible commentary matthew henry concise. Commentary critical and explanatory on the whole bible. If you want wisdom, we are told how today in ephesians 5. By reading these letters, the believers gain an insight into the deeper mystery of the dying, resurrection and purpose of christ. David pawson ephesians unlocking the bible youtube. Because the name ephesus is not mentioned in every early manuscript, some scholars believe the letter was an encyclical, intended to be circulated and read among all the churches in asia minor and was simply. All is given as seems best to christ to bestow upon every one. They are felt to be so 1 on this account, for one thing. 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.

Bible study articles that explain clearly each verse in the book of ephesians insight, commentary and analysis. Buying off from the vanities of them that are without colossians 4. I would have enjoyed a bit more emphasis on ephesians 4. If youre keeping the books for an organization or just balancing your checkbook. Best commentaries and books on ephesians logos bible. When we study this book, it is as though we have climbed a high.

Ephesians 5 commentary william barclays daily study bible. Therefore, he urges us in verses 14 17 to wake up and take advantage of this, for if we continue in sin, we are as good as dead. The days, says paul, are evil, and are in the power of wicked men, not in your own power. He gave up his life for her 26 to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of gods word. To walk carefully in this evil day, you must use your time wisely 5.

This exposition of ephesians is accessible to both pastors and lay readers, as are all titles in the reformed expository commentary series. A bible study of the book of ephesians training for service 1 by phil brennan, don williamson, et al. Commentary on the book of ephesians by matthew henry new. Because ye ought so to walk as is said in ephesians 5. For the unbeliever, life is in bondage to futility and meaninglessness 4. No immoral, impure or greedy personsuch a person is an idolaterhas any inheritance in the kingdom of christ and of god. Ephesians 5, new international version niv the bible app. Greek, buying up for yourselves the seasonable time whenever it occurs of good to yourselves and to others. In christs sacrifice his love triumphs, and we are to consider it fully. The may refer to the immediately preceding clause ruck. The letter is addressed to the church in the city of ephesus, capital of the roman province of asia asia minor, modern turkey. Now viewing scripture range from the book of ephesians chapter 4. His farewell speech to the ephesian elders acts 20. I recommend this volume to anyone who is not familiar with the basic themes of this epistle.

Ephesians bible study the christian church in the world. And yet at the same time, he allots time to us to use responsibly to bring about his sovereign will. As we prove a coin by the eye and the ear, and by using it, so by accurate and continued study, and above all by practice and experimental trial, we may prove or test what is acceptable unto the lord. Paul spent more than two years in the city, preaching the gospel to jew and gentile, ministering with power and building up the church there. Join us in a bible study through the book of ephesians as we seek to answer the question, who am i. Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the lord. This letter, in many ways, is the crowning glory of the new testament. Therefore do not be vague and thoughtless and foolish, but understanding and firmly grasping what the will of the lord is. We need to see our position in christ, seated with him in heavenly places, before. Ephesians is the goto book in the new testament for an understanding of gods sovereignty in salvation by grace, and therefore it shares much in common with pauls other masterwork. In ephesians 5, paul instructions christians to walk in light of everything they have been given in jesus christ. The last three chapters focus on the conduct or walk, cf. Last week we looked at the importance of having clear guidance concerning the will of god. The mystery that god has revealed is the gospelthe good news of jesus christ.

It is better, however, to refer it to the main idea, that of the walk, than to the subordinate. Moo, wheaton college ephesians has been described as both the crown of pauls letters and a waterloo for commentators. You must live in love, as christ loved you, and gave himself to god as a sacrifice and an offering, a sacrifice which was the odour of a sweet savour to god. For paul, a mystery is spiritual knowledge that god has revealed to those who can see through eyes of faith romans 16. Ephesians free bible study commentary in simple english. The starting point of this work is an observed tension in recent scholarly discussion of the ethical content of ephesians 4. Ephesians 5, new living translation nlt the bible app. Ephesians 5 bible commentary matthew henry concise. Ephesians 5 therefore be imitators of god, as beloved. There should always be a sense of urgency in getting the gospel out.

Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the lords will is. David guzik commentary on ephesians 5, where paul encourages the church to. Calvins favorite epistle, it joyfully celebrates the grace of god and the love of christ in all their fullness. We said that gods will is practical, reasonable, spiritually discerned, and biblically unfolded.

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