While a prisoner of Rome, Paul wrote to the Ephesians desiring that his readers would know God and be united to Christ. Despite his unfavorable circumstance, Paul considered himself a prisoner for Christ and the Gentiles, and his letter conveys a tone of exultation toward God, not agitation or resignation at his situation. In this message Alistair Begg encourages listeners to live in light of God’s providence, understanding that our circumstances are appointed by God so that, like Paul, we may make the Gospel known to all people.
1For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles— 2assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God's grace that was given to me for you,
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