Ephesians is a go-to book for doctrinal truth, the “how-to” of the Christian walk and encouragement. Most Christians are very familiar with the Book of Ephesians. Many well-known and memorized scriptures come from this letter. Verses like, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God” (Eph 2:8 NIV), “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us” (Eph 3:20 NIV), and “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you” (Eph 4:32 NIV). And we cannot leave out the timeless warfare passage – Armor of God (Eph 6:10-18)But did you know these 15 interesting Bible facts about Ephesians? See if any of them catch you by surprise!

  1. Authored by Paul formerly Saul approximately 60-61 AD.
  2. Written while under house arrest…Paul’s first imprisonment in Rome.
  3. One of four Prison Epistles; the other three are Colossians, Philippians and Philemon.
  4. Paul wrote Ephesians and Colossians at the same time.
  5. Written to the church at Ephesus and to believers everywhere.
  6. Focuses on the body of Christ- the church.
  7. The central theme is the Glory of the Church.
  8. 49th book of the Bible, 10th book of the New Testament, 9th letter of Paul’s 13 letters.
  9. Comprised of 6 chapters, 155 verses and 3039 words.
  10. Paul uses the phrase “in Christ” as one of his main points.
  11. There are “7 ONES” in Ephesians – one body, one Spirit, one hope, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God.
  12. Paul writes about the blessings given to Christians: adoption, acceptance, redemption, forgiveness, holy spirit seal, life, grace and citizenship in God.
  13. Ephesians can be broken down into three main sections:
    1. The WEALTH of the Believer (chapters 1-3)
    2. The WALK of the Believer (chapters 4-6:9)
    3. The WARFARE of the Believer (chapters 6:10-24)
  14. Ephesus was the commercial center of Asia Minor (similar to Hong Kong today).
  15. Paul stayed and preached in Ephesus for 3 years…longer than any other single church.

I hope these Bible facts increase your learning and understanding of Ephesians. Remember nothing is more powerful to change your life than the Word of God. Look for more Bible facts coming soon!

 

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