Ephesians Book Fact Chat

Ephesians Book Fact Chat - Outline I Preface A Salutation B...

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Brent Meschuk RS 010-1 April 2, 2008 Ephesians Book Fact Chart Book: Ephesians Part A Authorship : Paul is considered to have written Ephesians. There are speculations that Paul is not the author, and that the person who wrote the letter is actually an imposter, but it is accepted by the academic community that Paul wrote the letter. Date and Place : It is believed that Ephesians and Colossians could have been written together, which would imply that Paul was in prison when he wrote Ephesians. Since it is thought that the date of the letters origin is between 57-60CE. This would put Paul in Rome Historical Context : Paul was not thought to have written Ephesians for them specifically. This letter intends to spread the word of the church throughout the area. (INT) Genre : Epistle, prayer request (INT) Part B Themes : Unity, Spread of Christian doctrine One Sentence Summary : The letter to the Ephesians stressed the importance of all people working together in the name of the Lord, because we all serve the Lord.
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Unformatted text preview: Outline I. Preface A. Salutation B. Paul thanks the chosen believers II. Paul elucidates that sin has always been present A. Life through grace and faith B. Gentles are redeemed through Christ’s death. C. Destruction of commandments III. Explanation of Apostleship A. God’s wisdom is expressed through the teachings of the church B. Prayer by Paul to strengthen the people to accept Christ within themselves C. Bendiction IV. Unity A. Seven bases of unity B. Christ causes growth in the church by spreading his love throughout the people C. Paul extends his warnings of sinning V. Submission A. Paul explains that wives should be submissive to husbands, children to parents, slaves to masters. B. Spiritual Warfare C. Prayer requests Works Cited 1.) Achtemeier, Paul J., Green, Joel B., Thompson, Marianne M. “Introducing the New Testament”. Grand Rapids, WM. B. Eerdmans Company, 2001....
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