The theologian John Mackay once described the book of Ephesians as “the distilled essence of the Christian religion, the most authoritative and most consummate compendium of our holy Christian faith.” Writing to a church facing timeless challenges, the apostle Paul set out to remind his readers of all that God has accomplished for us in Christ—and what we then do and become in response. Throughout history, the resulting six chapters have brought countless people to an understanding of their place in the purposes of God and the wonders of His grace and peace.
In volume eight of this series, Alistair Begg studies our duties in the family and workplace. Whether we are superiors or subordinates, our actions should be marked by grace and good works, always pointing to Christ. We are also reminded of the reality of spiritual warfare and urged to “armor up” with truth and righteousness. In Christ, the Bible says, we will have victory.