EPHESIANS OUTLINE

A. Ralph Johnson

THEME:† The Glorious Church. (Eph. 5:27)

Like Collosians, stressing the "mystery" of God revealedóGentiles to be accepted in Christ.

By apostle Paul, while imprisoned in Rome (Acts 28), about 63 AD.

Sent with the letters to the Colossians and Philemon by Tychicus and Onesimus.

CHAPTERS &

KEY WORDS

OUTLINE

6ch(2) Map (Theater) (Library) (brief)

 

Greeting (1:1-2)

1. Plan

I.         GRAND PLAN OF GOD REVEALED† (1:3--3:19)

 

A.      Blessings in Christ (1:3-14)

 

B.       Prayer for their enlightenment (1:15-23)

2. One

C.       The divine change in Christ (2:1-21)

 

1.        In Christ we are changed from death to life (2:1-10)

 

2.        In Christ, Jew and Gentile become one (2:11-22)

 

a.        Former alienated state (11-12)

 

b.       In Christ all are one (13-18)

 

c.        No more strangers but Fellow-citizens (19)

 

d.       One temple of the Lord† (20-22)

3. Paul

D.      Paulís ministry (3:1-21)

 

1.        In prison (3:1)

 

2.        Received from God (3:2-3)

 

3.        Mystery of God revealedóGentiles to be fellowheirs (3:5-6)

 

4.        Paulís commission (7-13)

 

5.        Prayer for them (3:14-19)

6.        Doxology (20-21)

 

4. Unity

II.††† WALKING IN GOD'S PLAN (4:1-6:20)

 

A.†† Keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (4:1-16)

 

1.†† One body, Spirit, hope, Lord, faith, baptism and God (4:4-6)

 

2.†† Each memberís gifts given by Christ (4:7-10)

 

3.†† Apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers given to perfect the Saints and build up the body in love (11-16)

 

B.†† Walk as saintsódedicatedóNot after old ways (4:17-32)

 

1.    Put off the old man (4:17-24)

 

2.    Things to put away (4:25-32)

5. Walk

C.††† Walk in love (5:1-20)

 

1.†† As children of light not darkness (5:3-14)

 

2.†† As wise children (5:15-20)

 

D.†† Be subject to each other (5:21-6:9)

 

7.        Wives and husbands (5:22-33)

6. Armour

8.        Children and fathers (6:1-4)

 

9.        Servants and masters (6:5-9)

 

C.      Put on the whole armor of God and stand (6:10-20)

 

CONCLUSION:

 

A.      Tychicus (6:21 -22)

 

B.       †Benediction (6:23-24)