New Testament scholar Clinton Arnold uses the historical, theological, and literary elements of Paul's letters to guide his interpretation of this early Christian pastoral text in this Ephesians course. Accessible to anyone seeking to learn more from the New Testament, units examine the biblical text in its original environment, with an emphasis on practical messages and episodes of great theological depth.
The course includes passage-by-passage lessons through the entire book of Ephesians. Arnold highlights four themes that emerge in the epistle: (1) the superior power of God over against spiritual powers; (2) the unity of Jews and Gentiles through Jesus Christ; (3) the encouragement for Gentiles believers to live holy lives before God; and (4) the need for believers to be rooted in the knowledge of their new identity in Christ Jesus. Woven into Paul's theology is a refrain of praise and adoration to the glory of God that insists such praise should also be our response. With attention to issues that continue to surface in today's church, this course offers a focused resource for better understanding Ephesians.
By completing this course, you’ll gain:
- Greater familiarity with and appreciation for the oft-quoted letter to the Ephesians
- Insight into the letter’s four themes: God’s power, unity, encouragement for living a holy life, and the Christian’s identity in Jesus
- A deeper understanding of how to apply the theology of Ephesians to your own life today
- Confidence in your growing knowledge through personalized review sessions and unit assessments