"For the Perfecting of the Saints"

Scriptural Highlights

A study of this lesson should help us understand that the process of "perfecting...the saints" requires us to increase our faith in Christ, follow the teachings of the apostles and prophets, and protect ourselves from the wickedness of the world.


  1. Paul's letter to the Ephesians is generally considered to have been written during his first Roman imprisonment, between AD 61 and 63.
  2. This letter "does not seem to have the specific purpose of combating errors of doctrine or evil practices, as do most of his other letters.  It is more like a deeply spiritual sermon than a call to repentance.  It seems to be directed to members of the church who have maturity and understanding, and therefore it reflects great depth in its concepts.

  3.     "Perhaps its theme could best be summarized as a concise and beautiful outline of how a person sets aside the things of this world in order to partake of the unity and fellowship of the church." (Life & Teachings of Jesus & His Apostles, p349)

Chapter 1

  1. READ EPHESIANS 1:3-4. Chosen before the foundation of this world.
  2. V10: "That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him".

Chapter 2

  1. READ EPHESIANS 2:8-10. Saved by grace.
  2. V14: "For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us".
  3. READ EPHESIANS 2:19-21. Christ, the chief cornerstone.

Chapter 4

  1. READ EPHESIANS 4:4-6. One Lord, one faith.
  2. READ EPHESIANS 4:11-14. Leaders for the perfecting of Saints.
  3. Paul admonishes the members of the Church to live righteously.

Chapter 5

  1. READ EPHESIANS 5:22-29.  Husbands, love your wives.

Chapter 6

  1. READ EPHESIANS 6:1-4. Parents to teach, children to obey.
  2. READ EPHESIANS 6:11-18. Put on the armour of God.Put On The Whole Armor of God

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