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Ephesians Resources Commentaries, Sermons, Illustrations, Devotionals See Disclaimer EPHESIANS - CHRIST AND THE CHURCH Click chart to enlarge Charts from Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission Another Overview Chart - Ephesians - Charles Swindoll Another Overview Chart The Epistle to the Ephesians..one of the divinest compositions of man.
It embraces every doctrine of Christianity;--first, those doctrines peculiar to Christianity, and then those precepts common to it with natural religion. Coleridge The Epistle to the Ephesians embraces, in its brevity, the whole field of the Christian religion.
It expounds now its doctrines, now its morals, with such conciseness and such fulness combined that it would be difficult to name any great doctrine, or any essential duty, which has not its place marked in this Epistle.
-- Adolphe Monod Ephesians - Berean Charts Ephesians Introduction - John Mac Arthur Ephesians Introduction- James Van Dine Ephesians Introduction - J Vernon Mc Gee Ephesians Introduction - Myer Pearlman Keys to Ephesians - William Orr Synthetic Bible Study on Ephesians - James M Gray (1906) The Epistle to the Ephesians- Charles Smith Lewis in the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia Theology of Ephesians - John Mc Ray in Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology Ephesians: The Calling of the Saints - Overview by Ray Stedman Ephesians: Queen of the Epistles - The Mystical Body of Christ- Wil Pounds Ephesians Study Guide - by Chuck Smith Ephesians - Lesson 1 from Precept - Goto p23-worksheet double spaced for observation & marking key words Key Words: "In Christ" ("In Him"), church, power, riches, glory , walk, grace, Spirit, mystery.
See discussion of key words, a vital component of inductive Bible study.
Very interesting Analysis of Ephesians 1:3-14 "In Him", etc - Irving Jensen Irving Jensen's Chart of Ephesians 1-3 and then Ephesians 4-6 - Goto page 63 Ephesians Study Questions 1 Ephesians Study Questions 2 Ephesians Study Questions 3 EPHESIANS Verse by Verse Commentary Bruce Hurt, MD Ephesians 1 James Rosscup writes that Alford's series on the New Testament "contains much that is valuable in the Greek New Testament...though all of the Greek New Testament words have been changed to English throughout." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works) Charles Haddon Spurgeon (see his comments in following entry on Alford). Defends Pauline authorship (6), stresses importance of the term "blood" rather than merely "death" (74), defends reality of the devil and evil spirits (89), stresses the unity of the mystical body of Christ (112), maintains the doctrine of the Trinity (114), seems to favor Hades as meaning "the lower parts of the earth" (116), stresses the Lord as the pattern for the use of the sword of the Spirit.
An outcome of this production was the New Testament for English Readers (4 vols.).
Alford was a Calvinist, conservative and premillennial, though not dispensational.
He takes a literal interpretation of the thousand years in Rev.
20 and has a famous quote there, is strong on sovereign election as in Ro , 30 and 1Pe 1:2, but, unfortunately, holds to baptismal regeneration in such texts as Titus 3:5 and John 3:5.
He shows a great knowledge of the Greek text and faces problems of both a doctrinal and textual nature." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works) John Piper writes ""When I’m stumped with a...grammatical or syntactical or logical [question] in Paul, I go to Henry Alford.
Henry Alford...comes closer more consistently than any other human commentator to asking my kinds of questions." Charles Haddon Spurgeon writes that this text "is an invaluable aid to the critical study of the text of the New Testament.