New Testament scholar Clinton Arnold uses the historical, theological, and literary elements of Paul's letters to guide his interpretation of this early Christian pastoral text in Ephesians, A Video Study. Accessible to anyone seeking to learn more from the New Testament, lectures examine the biblical text in its original environment, with an emphasis on practical messages and episodes of great theological depth.
Ephesians, A Video Study, alongside the accompanying Ephesians commentary in the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series, includes passage-by-passage lessons through the entire book. Arnold highlights four themes that emerge in Paul's epistle to the Ephesians: (1) the superior power of God over against spiritual powers; (2) the unity of Jews and Gentiles through Jesus Christ; (3) the encouragement for Gentiles believers to live holy lives before God; and (4) the need for believers to be rooted in the knowledge of their new identity in Christ Jesus. Woven into Paul's theology is a refrain of praise and adoration to the glory of God that insists such praise should also be our response. With attention to issues that continue to surface in today's church, this video study offers a focused resource for reading Ephesians.