The Message of Ephesians
 
The Message of Ephesians
paperback
  • Length: 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.25 in
  • Published: January 12, 2021
  •  In stock
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-2443-4
  • Item Code: 2443
  • Case Quantity: 40

A common blind spot for evangelical Christians is to overlook the central importance of the church, emphasizing individual salvation more than the saved community. Yet no one can come away from a careful reading of Ephesians with a privatized gospel. Paul's letter to the Ephesians clearly sets forth God's eternal purpose to create the church—God's new society.

In this revised Bible Speaks Today volume, John Stott expounds Paul's theme of uniting all things in Christ by uniting his church. Guiding readers passage by passage through Ephesians, he provides helpful background, highlights key themes, and offers applications for Christians today. Drawing from his many years of studying and teaching Ephesians, Stott lays out the book's compelling vision of what the church should be and its ongoing need for renewal. Christians are called to new life, new standards, and new relationships within the new society, where God breaks down all the barriers that have divided us from God and each other.

This revised edition of a classic volume features a new interior design, updated Scripture quotations, and light updates throughout.

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CONTENTS

General preface
Author’s preface
Introduction to the letter (1:1-2)
Part 1: New life (Ephesians 1:3—2:10)
Part 2: New society (Ephesians 2:11—3:21)
Part 3: New standards (Ephesians 4:1—5:21)
Part 4: New relationships (Ephesians 5:21—6:24)
Study guide

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John Stott

John R. W. Stott (1921–2011) has been known worldwide as a preacher, evangelist, and communicator of Scripture. For many years he served as rector of All Souls Church in London, where he carried out an effective urban pastoral ministry. A leader among evangelicals in Britain and the United States and around the world, Stott was a principal framer of the landmark Lausanne Covenant (1974).

Stott's many books have sold millions of copies around the world and in dozens of languages. His best-known work, Basic Christianity, has sold two million copies and has been translated into more than sixty languages. Other titles include The Cross of Christ, Understanding the Bible, The Contemporary Christian, Evangelical Truth, Issues Facing Christians Today, The Incomparable Christ, Why I Am a Christian, and Through the Bible Through the Year, a daily devotional. He has also written eight volumes in The Bible Speaks Today series of New Testament expositions.