Ephesians: Concepts to Remember

1) 1:2, The relationship between grace, peace and God. Compare Romans 5:1-2.
2) 1:4a, The relationship between choosing and foreknowledge.
3) 1:9a, Church Age privilege: knowledge.
4) 1:9b, Jesus Christ = kindness of God.
5) 1:13a; The relationship between listening, believing and salvation.
6) 1:13b; Sealing, service and salvation.
7) 1:15-19a, Good to better through learning.
8) 1:19b-23, Christ: the strength of God.
9) 2:1, Dead in sin.
10) 2:3b, Natural sinners.
11) 2:5, Provision of eternal life by grace.
12) 2:8, Provision of the gift of salvation.
13) 2:9, No human additions.
14) 2:10, God has a plan for you.
15) 2:13, Far to nearby blood: 1 Peter 1:17-19; Hebrews 9-10; Romans 3:25 and 5:8-10.
16) 3:8-10, Christ: Gods wisdom and beyond.
17) 3:16, Vision and volition: Know your strength--the Holy Spirit.
18) 3:17a, The relationship between Christs comfort and your faith.
19) 3:19, Knowledge leads to full relationship.
20) 3:21, The glory summary.
21) 4:1; Walk worthy, walk called.
4:1; Conclusion: Walk worthy in all circumstances.
4:1; God is calling: Walk the walk.
22) 4:2-3; Eight aspects of the Christian walk: Team oriented. Compare One in verses 4-6.
4:2-3; The walk: Humble, gentle, patient, forbearing, loving, diligent, unified and peaceful.
23) 4:8, The Victors booty and gifts. Compare Psalm 68:11-18, the scattering of Kings.
24) 4:11-12, The equipping gifts.
25) 4:12, Equipped to work, to build.
4:12, Equipped to serve the Church.
26) 4:13, Attain to: Unity, maturity and measuring up.
27) 4:14a, Learn to speak with spiritual maturity. Children = nepios = by a word = only able to speak a word at a time.
28) 4:15-16, Teaching goal: Prepared individuals for the whole.
29) 4:17-19, Gentile walk: Mental, volitional problems leading to actions.
30) 4:17b-19a, Six mental volitional problems.
31) 4:19b, One big action: Every kind of impurity.
32) 4:20-21, Learn Christ: Improve.
33) 4:22-24, Learn old self new self improvement.
34) 4:23, New thinking: Spiritual.
35) 4:24, New potential: Spiritual.
36) 4:25, Learn to speak truth.  Compare 29-31.
4:25, Impersonal truth.
37) 4:29, Learn about sins of the tongue.
38) 4:29b, Needs: Edifying words of grace.
4:29b, Impersonal grace speaking.
39) 4:30a, Learn: Sin sorrows the Holy Spirit.
40) 4:30b, Secure: Sealed in the Holy Spirit.
41) 4:31; Learn about mental attitude sins, overt sins and sins of the tongue.
42) 5:3-4, Proper talk: Of thanks not sins.
43) 5:5-8, Stop acting like an unbeliever.
44) 5:17, Gods universal will: Walk wise (v. 15), time: waste not (v. 16).
45) 5:19-21, Filled with the Holy Spirit results: 1) Spiritual communication - verse 19a. 2) Spiritual happiness - verse
19b. 3) Thankfulness - verse 20. 4) Spiritual authority orientation - verse 21.
46) 5:22, Authority orientation: Do it for God.
47) 5:28-29; Lead in love, nourishing and cherishing.
48) 6:1a, Learn to listen.
49) 6:1b, Learn: Do it for God.
50) 6:1c, Learn to do right.
51) 6:2-3, Learn the blessing of authority orientation.
52) 6:5, Authority orientation for Christ.
53) 6:6b, Authority oriented = the will of God.
54) 6:8, Authority orientation and eternal reward.
6:8, Eternal reward and the work place.
55) 6:9a, Masters: Earn eternal profits.
56) 6:9b, Masters: No power lust management.
57) 6:9c, Masters: God is not impressed by your position.
6:9c, God receives hearts not faces.  Compare 5b and 6b.
58) 6:10, Be empowered by Gods limitless power (omnipotence).
59) 6:11a, Prepare for spiritual battle.
60) 6:11b, Stand firm in the battle.
61) 6:12, Spiritual battle: The big picture. Spiritual vision.
6:12, Spiritual battle with the systems of angels. Compare Job 1.
62) 6:13a, Arm yourselves for spiritual battle.
63) 6:13b, Stay armed.
64) 6:14-18, How to stand firm: Truth, righteousness, Gospel, faith, salvation, the Word of God and prayer.
65) 6:14, Centered on truth and righteousness.
66) 6:15, The Gospel: Battlefield mobility, dangerous wherever you go.
67) 6:16, The faith perimeter.
68) 6:17a, The saved secure brain.
69) 6:17b, Attack angels with the sword word.
70) 6:18, Angelic warriors pray.
71) 6:18a, Power for prayer.
72) 6:18b, Alert prayer.
73) 6:19, Prayer for open mouths and the Gospel.
74) 6:20, Ambassadors: Bold speaking representatives.

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