Paul reminds his readers that the church is built on the firm foundation of God’s word, that is, the gospel of Jesus Christ. We can only be one in Christ if we are bound together by God’s word.
In fulfilling the law Jesus removes the dividing barriers, allowing all to come to Christ in faith. As we meet together as God’s people we gather to express what Jesus has already done.
Paul now turns his focus to us in chapter 2 as the nature of our sinfulness is revealed. The message of the gospel is that it it Jesus who does all of the saving work – a gift to us through grace alone.
As Paul concludes his prayer for the Ephesian church he reminds them of the extent of God’s power. We too are challenged to consider how boldly we pray for one another.
In this section Paul prays for the Christians in Ephesus. As we look at his prayer, we will see that he is praying deeply and regularly for the faith of his brothers and sisters in Christ.