Read Ephesians 1:1-2 – Back to book… Back to the Good Book. Today we are going to return to our reading with the book of Ephesians. It is in the New Testament. The New Testament starts with the four gospel accounts of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. They covered Jesus’s birth, life, death and resurrection. Acts comes next and covers the early beginning of the Church, the arrival of the Holy Spirit, Stephen’s death (the first person martyred for the Christian faith), and Saul/Paul’s road to Damascus experience. Then Romans, Paul’s letter to Rome, 1 & 2 Corinthians, Paul’s letters to the church in Corinth, then the shorter epistles of Galations, EPHESIANS, Philippians and Colossians.
I learned an acronym GENERAL ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY, to keep these epistles straight. My friend later taught me the Sunday school method – GO EAT POP CORN; isn’t that cute? I hope this is helpful. I want you to know your way around the Bible as we go.
Ephesians was written by Paul while he was imprisoned in Rome. If your bible contains an introduction to Ephesians, please read it along with verses :1-2:
“This letter is from Paul, chosen by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus. I am writing to God’s holy people in Ephesus, who are faithful followers of Christ Jesus. May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.”
Paul was chosen by God to be an apostle of Jesus… This happened after Jesus’s death, as Paul was on the road to Damascus with the intent to persecute Christians there. It is an incredible conversion and you can read about it in Acts 9.
Beloved, we are on a mission with Paul for more grace and peace found in Jesus. God bless your day.