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Ephesians by Mind Map: Ephesians

1. Unity/Body/Church

1.1. The mystery: a plan for the fullness of time to unite al things in Christ 1:10

1.2. The saints are God's glorious inheritance 1:18

1.3. Christ is the head of the church, the church is his body 1:21-27

1.4. He himself is our peace who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility 2:14

1.5. Christ is the cornerstone. The whole structure is being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit 2:21-22

1.6. Walk... eager to maintain the unity 4:3

1.7. One body, one Spirit, one hope, one faith, one Lord, one baptism, one God and Father of all. 4:4-6

1.7.1. But grace was given to each of us... Christ gave the apostles, prophets, evangelists, shepherds and teachers - to equip the saints for works of ministry for building up the body 4:11-12

1.7.1.1. Until we attain to the unity of the faith and the knowledge of the Son, to mature manhood, to the measure and stature of the fullness of Christ 4:13

1.7.1.1.1. So you are no longer tossed by false doctrine 4:14

1.8. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. 4:15-16

1.9. Christ nourishes and cherishes the church 5:29

1.10. Gentiles are co-heirs 3:6

2. Walking

2.1. You were dead in your trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the world and satan 2:1-2

2.2. Saved by grace through faith, not by works... We are his workmanship, created in Jesus for Good work, that God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them 2:10

2.3. Walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called - humility, gentleness, patience, love, eager to maintain the unity 4:1-3

2.4. No longer walk as the Gentiles do - in the futility of their minds 4:17-19

2.5. Walk in love 5:2

2.6. Walk as children of the light 5:8

2.7. Walk as wise 5:15

2.7.1. Speaking

2.7.2. Singing

2.7.3. Submitting

3. Mystery of his will

3.1. He has made it known to us 1:9

3.2. Made known to Paul by revelation 3:3

3.3. Was not made known to people in other generations as it has been revealed to the apostles and prophets by the spirit 3:5

3.4. It is that the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body and partakers of the promise in Christ through the gospel 3:6

3.5. Paul was given the grace to bring to light the plan of the mystery so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might be made known to rulers and authorities 3:8-10

4. Jesus as Lord

4.1. He has been seated at the right hand of God, above all things 1:20-21

4.2. He is the head of the church 1:22

5. To the praise of his glory

5.1. Predestined for adoption according the his will to the praise of his glorious grace with which he has blessed us in Jesus 1:5-6

5.2. So that those who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory 1:12

5.3. The HS is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire position of

6. Spiritual blessing

6.1. Chosen 1:4-5

6.2. Adopted 1:5

6.3. Redeemed 1:7

6.4. Forgiven 1:7

6.5. Have had the mystery of his will made known to us 1:9

6.6. Inheritance 1:11

6.7. Sealed with the HS - guarantee of inheritance 1:13-14

7. What you were/what you are

7.1. Maturity

7.2. Dead/Alive

7.2.1. God being rich in mercy because of his love for us even when we were dead made us alive in Christ 1:7

7.2.2. You were dead in your trespasses and sins 2:1

7.2.2.1. You followed the world and satan - you lived in the passions of your flesh 2:2-3

7.2.3. But even when we were dead God made us alive together with Christ 2:4-5

7.3. Seated in the heavenly places 2:6

7.4. Jew/Gentile

7.4.1. Gentile in the flesh 'uncircumcision'. You were separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenant of promise, having no hope without God 2:11-12

7.4.2. But now in Jesus you have been brought near 2:13

7.4.3. Through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father, you are no longer strangers and aliens, you are fellow citizens 2:19

8. In Christ

8.1. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 2:13

8.2. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit. 2:22

8.3. This mystery is that the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel. 3:6

9. Salvation

9.1. Saved by grace through faith, not works 2:8-9

9.2. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.2:13

10. Truth

11. Love

12. Spirit