Ephesians

Arthur G. Clarke

Part 5 of 15 of the series The Epistles Analysed

INTRODUCTION, I.  1-2. i. Address, I. ii. Greeting, 2.
1.   DOCTRINAL  SECTION - EXPOSITION,  1.3-2.22.
THE  CHRISTIAN  AGE-HEAVENLY  CALLING.
i. Object of the Divine Purpose, 1. 2-14.
a. Expression of Praise, 3.
b. Extension of Praise, 4-14.
i. Election by the Father, 4-6. ii. Redemption by the Son, 7-12. iii. Possession by the Spirit, 13-14. ii. Operation of the Divine Power, I. 15 to 2. 22.
a. Expression of Prayer, 15-19. Occasion, 15-16. Object, 17-19.
b. Extension of Prayer, 19 to 2.22.
I. Divine Power exhibited in relation to Christ Personal -the head, I. 19-23. Chapter 2
ii. Divine Power exhibited in relation to the Christ Mystical -the body. Our State by Nature, 1-3. Our Standing in Grace, 4-10. Our State by Nature, 11-12. Our Standing in Grace, 13-22.
2.  PARENTHETICAL   SECTION - EXPLANATION.
PAUL  AND  HIS   APOSTLESHIP,  ch.  3. i. His Authority for Preaching, 1-13. Imprisonment for their sake, 1.
a. the secret made known to Paul, 2-6.
b. the secret made known by Paul, 7-12. Tribulation for their
sake, 13. ii. His Attitude of Prayer, 14-19. iii. His Ascription of Praise, 20-21. Doxology.
3.  PRACTICAL   SECTION-EXHORTATION, 4.   1  to
6. 20.  THE  CHRISTIAN  LIFE - HOLY  CONDUCT. i.  Work in the Assembly, 4. 1-16.
a. Motive of Development, 1-6. Unity - Oneness of the Body.
b. Means of Development, 7. Ministry - Gifts to the Body.
c. Manner of Development, 8-16. Energy - Activity in the Body. ii.  Walk in the World, 4. 17 to 6. 9.
a. Personal Conduct, 4. 17-32. Contrasted Principles of Life, 17-24. Contrasted Practice in Living, 25-32.
b. Social Conduct, 5.  1-21. Walk in Love not in Lust, 1-5.
Walk in Light not in Darkness, 6-14. Walk in Wisdom not in Folly, 15-21.
c. Domestic Conduct, 5. 22 to 6. 9.
i. Wives and Husbands, 5. 22-33. Submission and Love. ii. Children and Parents, 6. 1-4. Honour and Discipline. iii. Servants and Masters, 6. 5-9. Obedience and Justice. iii.  Warfare in the Heavenlies, 6. 10-20.
a. The Christian Warrior, 10-11.
b. The Christian Warfare, 12.
C. The Christian Weapons, 13-20.
CONCLUSION, 6. 21-24.
i. Explanation - the sending of Tychicus, 21-22. ii. Benediction, 23-24.