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A fresh look at the Apostle Paul's understanding of the Christian Faith
The main issues raised in Ephesians
God's sovereignty in ALL things and the importance of fellowship
Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians is possibly best known for its description of the 'Christian's Armour'. The letter is a reminder to the churches in Asia to live out their faith in the light of the redemption unveiled by God. It is a section of scripture that has lastingly influenced many believers throughout church history. R.C. Sproul looks at the main issues raised in Ephesians. These include how to overcome idolatry, God's sovereignty in ALL things and the importance of fellowship and commitment to the church for healthy spiritual growth. There are many areas in the epistle, which have occasioned real dispute in the Christian church, and these are dealt with in Sproul's customary style - deeply profound and the ability to communicate illuminating truth. You will be surprised at how freshly Paul's understanding of the Christian faith leaps off the page.
Dr. R.C. Sproul is founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries, the director of Serve International, senior minister of Saint Andrewís Chapel in Sanford, Florida, and can be heard teaching daily on the 'Renewing Your Mind' broadcast throughout sixty countries.
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There is freshness and vigour in this work which makes for easy reading, yet clearly it is undergirded by sound biblical scholarship. All who teach in church, at whatever level, will this book a useful tool. It is immensely practical and warmly commended.
R.C. Sproul is a gifted communicator and writer. Clarity is the quality of this book. It should be read by any Christian who wants a better understanding of the meaning and relevance of God's word.
The Book of Ephesians is familiar and favored territory in most believers' Bibles. Yet grasping the full spectrum of this epistle can be daunting. In The Purpose of God R.C. Sproul provides enough altitude to see the majestic theology of Ephesians and enough detail to see the practicality of its terrain. This short volume makes the complexity of Paul's arguments simple and the simplicity of its imperatives profound. I highly recommend it!
Rick Holland, Senior Pastor, Mission Road Bible Church, Kansas City, Kansas
"Combining lucid exposition, theological reflection and contemporary application, this commentary makes the majestic teaching of Ephesians accessible and engaging for church life today."
David Jackman, Past President, The Proclamation Trust, London
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