A Study in Ephesians, Volume 2
By Grace through Faith
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 two of this series, Alistair Begg considers our state before conversion and the means by which God brings us to new life in Christ. As Paul writes, “By grace you have been saved through faith”—a grace that has its basis in the loving, merciful character of God Himself, raising us from spiritual death and invigorating us to do the works that He has prepared for us.