Paul, AN apostle (special messenger) of Christ Jesus (the Messiah), by the divine will (the purpose and the choice of God) to the saints (the consecrated, set-apart ones) at Ephesus who are also faithful and loyal and steadfast in Christ Jesus: (Ephesians 1:1 Amplified Bible).
Ephesians – Amplified Bible (AMP)
Ephesians – New International Version (NIV)
Ephesians – In Your Bible
This week we’ll start a new series using Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. The key words in Christ (which will include with Christ, through Christ, and of Christ) will highlight all that believers possess by faith in Jesus the Christ.
Our source remains the Bible as always, with a few different versions if they add emphasis for the reader.
Bible commentator William Barclay calls the Letter to the Ephesians the “Queen of the Epistles” and rightly so. It’s is probably the highest reach of New Testament thought.*
And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillment – to bring all things together under one head, even Christ (Ephesians 1:9,10 NIV).
Climb in, read, meditate on, and enjoy God’s word.
*The Letter to the Galatians and the Ephesians, William Barclay, The Westminster Press, Philadelphia, 1958, pp.71-83.