Ministry of Paul; Unity of the Spirit; Christian Walk, Life, Relationships, & Struggle

Ephesians 3-6

This is a rough outline of the last four chapters of Ephesians.  There will be more added to it in the future.

You can see the whole outline on the Downloads page under Outlines/New Testament.

There and Then






Paul’s Stewardship



Paul’s ministry → Gospel to the Gentiles


Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians: strengthened by the spirit


“…to Him be glory”

Unity of the Spirit



Unity in walk, faith, baptism, lord, god and Father


Unity in Spiritual service

The Christian’s Walk


Give up your old walk and put on your new “self” (or Man) in Christ


New way of speaking the truth, disagreements, working, edifying each other. letting kindness and forgiveness guide

Be Imitators of God



Be imitators of God, like Christ


Conditions of inheritance


Be children of the light, bearing fruit of the light


The will of god → be filled with the spirit

Marriage Like Christ and the Church


Marriage is like Christ and the church


Husbands are to be like Christ with the church; Wives are to respect their husbands

Family Relationships



Children obey your parents


Father don’t provoke your children


Slaves (employees) work as to the Lord


Masters (employers) don’t be overbearing

The Armor of God


Spiritual warfare – 10-13

the Christian’s Armor – 14-17


Always be in an attitude of prayer


Paul’s representative: Tychicus




God, Jesus, Spirit, Paul, Ephesians, Husbands, Wives, Children, Slaves, Masters, Gentiles, Church

Key Words:

Christ, God, One, Lord, Love, Spirit, Church, Jesus, Body, Faith, Father, Grace, Light, Truth, Walk, Stand

Key Verse(s):

Ephesians 3:4-7  By referring to this, when you read you can understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, 5 which in other generations was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed to His holy apostles and prophets in the Spirit; 6 to be specific, that the Gentiles are fellow heirs and fellow members of the body, and fellow partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel, 7 of which I was made a minister, according to the gift of God’s grace which was given to me according to the working of His power.

Ephesians 4:4-6  There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.

Ephesians 4:14-16  As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; 15 but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.

Ephesians 4:20-24  But you did not learn Christ in this way, 21 if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus, 22 that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, 23 and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.

Ephesians 5:1-2 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; 2 and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.

Ephesians 5:15-16 Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, 16 making the most of your time, because the days are evil.

Ephesians 6:10-11 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.

Ephesians 6:18-20 With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints, 19 and pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in proclaiming it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

Cross References2:



Notes & Commentaries:


Here and Now


Answer the questions below as you reflect on your own life and this study3: my LOG vs others SPECK

S — Are there sins to avoid or confess?

P — Are there promises from God to claim?

E — Are there examples to follow?

C — Are there commands to obey?

K — How can this passage increase my knowledge about God / Jesus Christ / Holy Spirit?
Other Application Questions

  • Are there principles to guide?
  • Are there warnings to heed?
  • Are there attitudes to adopt?
  • Are there actions to take?



(NASB) New American Standard Bible. La Habra, CA: The Lockman Foundation; e-Sword, 1995.

Smith, Jerome H. Nelson’s Cross-Reference Guide to the Bible: Illuminating God’s Word Verse-by-Verse. Thomas Nelson, 2007. Print.

The Navigators. The Navigator Bible Studies Handbook. Colorado Springs, CO: Navpress, 1986. Print.

1     “Group” column from the headings in the NASB text.
2     (Smith 75–76)

3     Navigator Bible Study Handbook (The Navigators) [with additions] & Matthew 7:1-5.

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