Ephesians emphasizes and magnifies the following wonderful truths:
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.
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.