Ephesians rarely makes it to lists of most popular books in the Bible.
Yet, it is the essential book on the purpose and practice, doctrine and duty, and the mission and manner of the church.
This is why we have spent almost six months studying the book verse by verse, and still have a couple of months left.
The book can be split right down the center. Chapters 1-3 reveal the purpose, doctrine, and mission of the church. Chapters 4-6 detail the practice, duty, and manner of the church.
If the church has lost its vision, or does not seem to be functioning properly then Ephesians may be the right medicine.
Ephesians has been neglected for too long. The modern church is in trouble.
It is no coincidence that many Christians do not know what is the fellowship of the mystery, when churches do not follow the mystery mission described in Ephesians 1-3.
It is no coincidence that laws and politics define Christian activity today, when churches are not teaching the worthy walk in grace and truth according to Ephesians 4-6.
If your church does not frame its purpose and mission around the content of this book, then it is malfunctioning.
Catch up with our lessons on Tuesday from our Ephesians study verse by verse, and discover how God intended the church to function.
Unto Him be glory in the church,
Justin “one member of the body” Johnson