God’s Rhythm in the Epistles
Today, you’ve got a lot of reading to do. You’re going to read the whole book of Ephesians straight through. Consider how Paul structures the whole letter. It’s not just a bunch of verses, and great teaching, but it’s a book of worship. Its shape follows the pattern of how God calls, catechizes (teaches), and commissions us as the church to love God and others. Reading Ephesians in this way will cause us to relate to Paul’s words differently. Rather than reading Ephesians as one of the greatest theological and globally circulated works ever written (which it is) we’ll read it as a book of worship.
- God’s character recognized (Adoration) (1)
- Human need (Confession) (vv. 2:1-3)
- God’s provision (Assurance) (vv. 2:4-10)
- Instruction in godliness (vv. 2:11-6:18)
- Communal Care for One Another (Mission) (vv. 6:19-22)
- Benediction (Dismissal) (vv. 6:23-24)
*For further reading in the Bible: Ephesians 1; Ephesians 2; Ephesians 3; Ephesians 4; Ephesians 5; Ephesians 6
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