Ephesians emphasizes and magnifies the following wonderful truths:

  • Salvation in Christ is God’s free gift to ALL who believe.
  • Shows how we can enjoy the benefits of our wealth in Christ.

The Epistle also shows us how God’s truth should always be translated into action.

Every privilege granted by God results in a corresponding responsibility in our lives.

The challenge from God is clear: Based on our glorious position in Christ, let our living in Him – empowered by His Holy Spirit – be a glorious picture of what is true now in heaven which is for all eternity.

Source of References:

(1) Warren Wiersbe’s Commentary.

(2) The KJV Parallel Bible Commentary.

(3) Verses quoted from NIV Bible.

Category Reading:

Detailed Exegetical – H.W. Hoehner; P.T.O’Brien; A. Lincoln; F.F. Bruce; W. Hendriksen; M. Barth ( Lib ); T. K. Abbot; B. F. Westcott.

Expositional Survey – H.Hoehner (BKC); J. MacArthur; J. Stott; H. Kent; D.M. Lloyd – Jones;A. Martin.

Devotional Flavour – R. K. Hughes; K. Snodgrass; H. A. Ironside; L. Strauss.

Bible Commentary on Ephesians:

Abbot, T.K. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Epistles to the Ephesians and to the Colossians ( ICC). Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1897.

Arnold, Clinton E. Power and Magic: The Concept of Power in Ephesians. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1992.

Barth, Marcus. Ephesians. 2 volumes ( Anchor Bible ). Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1974.

Bruce, F.F. The Epistle to the Ephesians. Old Tappan,NJ: Fleming H. Revell, 1974rp.

Bruce, F.F The Epistles to the Colossians, to Philemon and to the Ephesians (New International Commentary on the New Testament). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1984. 442 pp.

Eadie,John. Commentary on the Epistle to the Ephesians. Grand Rapids: Zondervan ( n.d ). Reprint of 1883 edition by T. & T. Clark.

Gnilka, J. Der Epheserbrief, in Herder’s Theologischer Kommentar zum Neuen Testament, Band ( Vol. X, No.2 ). Freiburg/Vienna: Herder 1971.

Harris, W. Hall III. The Descent of Christ: Ephesians 4:7-11 and Traditional Hebrew Imagery. ( Arbeiten zur Geschichte des Antiken Judentums und des Urchristentums ), ed. Martin Hengel et al, Vol.32. Leiden: E.J. Brill 1996.

Hendriksen, William. Epistle to the Ephesians. Grand Rapids : Baker 1966.

Hoehner, Harold W. Ephesians, An Exegetical Commentary. Grand Rapids : Baker, 2002.

Hoehner, Harold. “Ephesians,” in Bible Knowledge Commentary,ed.John F.Walvoord and Roy B. Zuck, Volume II. Wheaton: Victor Books, 1985.

Hughes, R. Kent. Ephesians : The Mystery of the Body of Christ ( Preaching the Word ). Westchester, IL: Crossway Books/Good News Publishers, 1990. 304 pp.

Kent, Homer A., Jr. Ephesians, The Glory of the Church. Chicago: Moody, 1971.

Lincoln, Andrew. Ephesians ( Word Bible Commentary ). Waco, TX: Word Books 1990.

Loane, Marcus L. Three Letters From Prison. Studies in Ephesians, Colossians and Philemon. Waco, TX: Word, 1972.

Llyod-Jones, D. Martyn. Expositions on Ephesians. 8 volumes under their various individual titles. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1972-82.

MacArthur, John. Ephesians ( MacArthur New Testament Commentary ). Chicago: Moody, 1986. 402 pp.

Martin, Alfred. “Ephesians,” in Wycliffe Bible Commentary,ed. C.F. Pfeiffer and E.F. Harrison. Chicago: Moody, 1962.

Martin, Ralph P. “Ephesians,” in New Bible Commentary Revised, ed. D. Guthrie et al. Grand Rapids : Eerdmans, 1970.

O’ Brien, Peter T. The Letter to the Ephesians ( Pillar NTC ). Grand Rapids : Eerdmans 1999.

Pasxon, Ruth. Ephesians : The Wealth, Walk and Warfare of the Christian. NY: Revell,1939.

Robinson, J. Armitage. St. Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians: A Revised Text and Translation with Exposition and Notes. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids : Kregel, 1979rp of 1904 revision. 314 pp.

Snodgrass, Klyne. Ephesians ( NIV Application Commentary ). Grand Rapids : Zondervan, 1996.

Sproule, R.C. Ephesians ( Focus on the Bible ). Geanies House, Fearn Ross-shire, Scotland: Christian Focus Publications, 1994.

Stoeckhardt, George. Commentary on St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians. Translated Martin S. Sommer. St. Louis: Concordia, 1952.

Stott, John R. W. One People. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1968.

Westcott, B.F. The Epistle to the Ephesians. Grand Rapids : Eerdmans, reprint, 1950.