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 five of this series, Alistair Begg emphasizes the importance of faithful preaching for the spiritual maturity of individuals as well as the church. Exhorting his readers to “walk worthy of the calling you have received,” Paul taught that we testify to the Gospel’s power and our identity in Christ best when our lifestyles mirror our faith. How will we respond?