Having given the general mark of a Christian, someone who walks as Christ walked, John now expands on that principle with an old commandment, which takes on a new significance with the coming of the Holy Spirit. In addition, he lays down some fundamental assumptions
One of my regular prayers is the one written in Ephesians 3:16–19. Having reminded the Ephesian church that they were a divinely created household, Paul immediately begins to tell them that “for this reason” (3:1) he prayed for them. Though he interrupts himself mid-sentence, he
In the text before us, John reminds his readers of an old commandment, on which the new covenant in Christ places a fresh spin. Christian love is evidence of Christian faith.
As we return to Ephesians 2, we consider further what is required for us to remain faithful as a work of God in progress. Verses 11–22 speak directly to the opening affirmations of our church covenant. As we will see from our covenantal commitment, we