1. Every blessing in Christ

Ephesians 1:1-16 – God is to be glorified because in Jesus we have every spiritual blessing on offer to us!

2. Hope in Christ

Ephesians 1:15-23 – Paul thanks God for his amazing work of bringing salvation.

3. Alive in Christ

Ephesians 2:1-10 – Have you ever witnessed the birth of a baby? What emotions did you feel? Why is new life such a miracle?

4. One in Christ

Ephesians 2:11-22 – Those who were once far away from God have been brought near in Jesus. Christ. The church should be characterised by unity.

5. Revealed in Christ

Ephesians 3:1-21 – The mystery revealed to Paul was that Jesus is the promised Jewish Messiah – in whom salvation comes, even for the Gentiles. Paul’s ministry was to share the Gospel to Gentiles. The joining of believing Gentiles and Jews in Christ is a demonstration of God’s wisdom to all (including angels and demons, and authorities in the heavens).

6. Building up in Christ

Ephesians 4:1-16 – Christians are to live up to the calling they have received. The ministry of the word is given to the church to equip the saints for works of ministry for building up the church.

7. Grow in Christ

Ephesians 4:17-5:14 – Christians are to walk (to live and serve) ‘in the light’ as imitators of God, and as children dearly loved by Him.

8. Relationships in Christ

Ephesians 5:15-6:9 – The world tells us to live one way, but Christians are to know and understand God’s will for our life. What God expects may well result in conflict with the world.

9. Stand in Christ

Ephesians 6:10-24 – The calling for Christians is to wage spiritual warfare by continuing to stand against the powers of darkness. To do this we need the full armour of God.