Paul is the model for the Ephesians and Tychicus is the messenger to them, but Grace alone is the medium through which they and all others live in Christ.
As Ephesians comes to a close, Paul brings us as Christians to the realization that in all of these things that he's spoken about we are in a spiritual battle.
Paul addresses himself to slaves and masters but if what he says is true for slaves and masters how much more so for us who are freely contracted to work.
In a Spirit-filled family, children obey their parents in the Lord and fathers do not provoke their children to anger but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Paul's command to be filled with the Spirit means to continually abide with and to walk under the influence of the Spirit's power and authority.
To preserve the quality of our conversation, we're to fill our talk with thanksgiving. This raises the bar and keeps us from immoral conversation.
The power to maintain alignment of our position in Christ with our lives and practices is found in Christ who is the fragrant sacrifice.
Paul's metric of church growth is Christ himself. We are to grow up into the fullness of Christ by walking with and wearing Christ. These are metaphors for repentance.
Every part of the body needs to function properly for the body to be healthy and capable. Love loosens the joints in the body motivating us to take action and to serve the church.
Unity in Christ does not mean perfect agreement or the absence of differences; it means community in the midst of differences.
To comprehend the love of God we must first grapple with the love that moved God to come into the world to become a sin offering.