Ephesians (Focus On The Bible Commentary Series)
Ephesians is a letter to a church very like yours. Paul is obviously commended that this young church gets its foundations right. It is intriguing that later, when writing to Timothy, he says that there are some there promoting...
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Ephesians is a letter to a church very like yours. Paul is obviously commended that this young church gets its foundations right.
It is intriguing that later, when writing to Timothy, he says that there are some there promoting 'false doctrines'. The leadership was in revolt! Yet in the Revelation given to John, Jesus commends the Ephesian church that they have thrown out the false teachers and are a congregation who have staying power despite their setbacks.
So a church that had been through the mill but back out the other side! What was their secret? You will find out as you explore this letter to the church, ably expounded by Paul Gardner. He is also the author of 2 Peter and Jude and Revelation: Compassion and protection of Christ in the Focus on the Bible commentary series
The Focus on the Bible series provides accessible, down-to-earth, stimulating commentaries to help you understand the Bible better. All Focus on the Bible authors believe in the inerrancy of Scripture and the uniqueness of salvation in Christ. Each book follows the Christian Focus three R's: READABILITY - Every author must communicate effectively, unambiguously and engagingly. RELIABILITY - Each commentary must reflect an uncompromising high view of Scripture. RELEVANCY - The ideas discussed must be grounded with everyday applications. The commentary series is steadily growing and currently over one third of the biblical books are covered. It is ideal for preachers and teachers as well as personal study.
Dr Paul Gardner was previously a lecturer in New Testament at Oak Hill Theological College in London and a Rural Dean in the Church of England. After serving as Archdeacon of Exeter for three years, in 2005 Dr. Gardner moved to Atlanta in the United States and now serves as the Senior Minister at Christ Church Presbyterian, Atlanta.