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 contrasts the Christian life before and after conversion. Though once alienated from God because of our sin, in Christ we are brought into God’s family and into unity with fellow believers. Through Christ, God gives us a new identity and helps us live in peace with one another so that we can bear witness to Him by our oneness.