Considering the church is God's household (Eph. 2:19), in the book of Ephesians we might compare Eph. 6 to "The Garage." It's a place to get prepared or geared up to go into the world to face the enemy. Eph. 6:10-24 is like an intelligence briefing for successfully engaging in this conflict.
In Ephesians chapter five Paul takes us inside of the bedroom in God’s house. Of course there are lessons to learn about marriage here, but the deeper message is about the relationship between Christ and the church. This lesson explores this beautiful relationship.
In our tour of God’s house from the book of Ephesians we come to the kitchen. If you are a part of a family you know disagreements happen. The best place to settle disagreements is around the kitchen table. Ephesians chapter four is Paul’s appeal for unity. You might call it Paul’s recipe for unity.
The six chapters in Ephesians can be compared to rooms in God's house, the church. In Ephesians 3, we compare this to a "trophy room" where something prized or valuable is displayed. In Ephesians, that's the church. We are reminded in this lesson that the church is God's plan to reach the world, amaze the angels and bring glory to God.
In the second chapter of Ephesians, we enter the family room. Imagine sitting around a room with family and remembering the past like we often do in family gatherings. For God's family, we need to remember what sin did to us and then remember what great things God has done for us.
The book of Ephesians is about the church of Christ, which is called God's household or family! It's about Christians living like they are rich rather than poor. In this series, each chapter will represent a different room in God's house. In chapter one, it is as if we are walking into "the entry room" and there we are introduced to God the Father, God the Son and God the Spirit. How blessed we are to be in this family!