Dear 5x5x5 Readers, We finish Romans this week and begin reading Ephesians, a letter from the apostle Paul (who is in prison) to the church at Ephesus. The city of Ephesus, in modern day Turkey, was a leading center of the Roman Empire and hosted the 3rd largest library in the known world! Paul spent nearly three years in Ephesus (Acts 18-20) teaching and building up the church. Many unusual miracles occurred, sorcerers were converted, and people rioted. I’d definitely recommend having a look at these chapters in Acts again before you read Ephesians.
The book of Ephesians is short, and neatly divided between doctrine (chapters 1-3) and practical advice (chapters 4-6). The second part details how we should live in light of the great truths outlined in the first part, and includes the famous armor of God section (chapter 6).
Several years ago I visited Ephesus and I wanted to share a few photos with you!