Table of Contents

 

Introduction

Historical background

Purpose

Emphases

Genre

Outline

Message

Exposition

I. SALUTATION 1:1-2

II. THE CHRISTIAN'S CALLING 1:33:21

A. Individual calling 1:32:10

1. The purpose: glory 1:3-14

The believer's position in Christ 1:3

The selection of the Father 1:4-6

The sacrifice of the Son 1:7-12

The seal of the Spirit 1:13-14

2. The means: knowledge 1:15-23

Commendation 1:15-16

Supplication 1:17-23

3. The motive: grace 2:1-10

Once dead to God 2:1-3

Now alive in God 2:4-10

B. Corporate calling 2:113:19

1. Present ministry 2:11-22

The reality of Gentile believers' union with Jewish believers 2:11-13

The significance of Gentile believers' union with Jewish believers 2:14-18

The consequences of Gentile believers' union with Jewish believers 2:19-22

2. Past ignorance 3:1-13

3. Future comprehension 3:14-19

C. Doxology 3:20-21

III. THE CHRISTIAN'S CONDUCT 4:16:20

A. Spiritual walk 4:16:9

1. Walking in unity 4:1-16

The basis of unity 4:1-6

The preservation of unity 4:7-16

2. Walking in holiness 4:17-32

The old man 4:17-19

The new man 4:20-32

3. Walking in love 5:1-6

4. Walking in light 5:7-14

5. Walking in wisdom 5:156:9

The basic admonition 5:15-21

The duty of wives 5:22-24

The duty of husbands 5:25-33

The duty of children 6:1-3

The duty of fathers 6:4

The duty of slaves 6:5-8

The duty of masters 6:9

B. Spiritual warfare 6:10-20

IV. CONCLUSION 6:21-24

Appendix

Bibliography