The Letter to the Ephesians
Understanding the logical sequence of Ephesians can be challenging! Because the letter isn’t a story, it is much easier to comprehend its holistic message by tending to its outline. On the most basic level, the letter is divided into two halves, marked by a switch from the indicative mood to the imperative at the beginning of chapter 4. In this way, the letter is first about the hope we have in the reality of the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Chapters 1-3), then it is about what that means for our lives (Chapters 4-6). Paul describes what is simply true about believers in Christ and then fleshes out what it looks like for them to live in light of these truths.