Interpreting Ephesians 1-3: “God’s People in the Mystery of His Will”

Introduction “Majesty.” No other word in the English language quite captures the tone and the imagination of Ephesians like this word. Although we are not privy to the occasion of this epistle, we nevertheless recognize that Paul desired to fire th... Read More »

Reading Ephesians: The Glory of Christ in the Church

Introduction Reading the book of Ephesians takes one through a series of clearly defined sections. On one hand, the book divides in half: the presentation of God’s blessings and privileges believers enjoy (Ephesians 1-3) followed by a resulting catalog o... Read More »

Introducing Ephesians: Establishing Believers in Christ

Introduction[1]Some material adapted from the article entitled, “Ephesians, Letter to the,” in Dictionary of Paul and His Letters, edited by G. F. Hawthorne, R. P. Martin, and D. G. Reid (Downer’s Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1993). Used by per... Read More »

SWBTS Chapel – Jimmy Draper (1993)

SWBTS Chapel sermon by Dr. Jimmy Draper. Read More »

SWBTS Chapel – Roy Fish (1990)

SWBTS Chapel sermon by Dr. Roy Fish. Read More »

SWBTS Chapel – Timothy George (1989)

SWBTS Chapel sermon by Dr. Timothy George. Read More »

SWBTS Chapel – Roy Fish (1987)

SWBTS Chapel sermon by Dr. Roy Fish. Read More »

SWBTS Chapel – James Leo Garrett (1983)

SWBTS Chapel sermon by Dr. James Leo Garrett. Read More »

Preaching from Ephesians

Two artists have lighted the pathway to my preaching from Ephesians. James Galway, the incomparable Irish flutist, declared on television that all true art makes its creative source transparently clear. It causes us to sense the reality of the ultimate. In the... Read More »

The Theology of Ephesians

Echoes of Worship The mood of Ephesians is arresting. It impresses the reader with a sustained loftiness, serene thoughts, and utterances of praise breathed in the repose of prayer. Gone is the joust­ing and din of the Galatian battlefield; behind is that tra... Read More »