When Paul wrote EPHESIANS, he wanted his readers to see God's eternal purpose for the church. Paul claimed to have received a revelation about the church that had never before been known-that the church would be comprised of both Jewish and Gentile believers, sharing equal status in the body as coheirs, comembers of the body, and joint partakers. He wrote about this revelation so that all the believers could understand the great mystery of Christ and the church (see 3:4-7; 5:32). Today, many Christians take their faith and their church for granted. Thus, they become critical of fellow believers, worship services, and church leaders, and often they become susceptible to wrong doctrines. As you read Ephesians, examine your attitudes in light of Paul's description of the church, the body of Christ. Consider how you might encourage and strengthen fellow believers and how you can work together with other believers to spread the good news about Christ.
- Type: Paperback ()
- Category: Books > Commentaries
- ISBN / UPC: 9780842328135/031809028131
- Publish Date: 8/1/1998
- Item No: 74275
- Vendor: Tyndale House Publishers