Scripture Readings - Ephesians

Ephesians
This letter was written while Paul was a prisoner (3:1; 4:1; 6:20) at about the same time as the Epistle to the Colossians, since it shares many of the same phrases and expressions as that Epistle. Because important early manuscripts and Church Fathers make no reference to Ephesus in 1:1 and because the letter contains no personal greetings, etc., most scholars see it as a sort of encyclical or circular letter of which copies were sent to several Churches in Asia Minor.
The theme of the letter is God’s eternal purpose in establishing and completing the universal Church of Jesus Christ. Although of various backgrounds and nationalities, the members of this community have been called by God the Father, redeemed and forgiven through His Son, and incorporated into a fellowship, sealed and directed by the divine, indwelling Spirit (1:5,12,13; 2:18-20; 3:14,16,17; 4:4-6). In the letter the figures of the Church as the Body of Christ (1:23; 4:16), the Building or Temple of God (2:20-22) and the Bride of Christ (5:23-32) are developed.

Reading Read Time Hit Count
Ephesians 1:1-9 (16th Thursday after Pentecost) 1 min 3740
Ephesians 1:7-17 (16th Friday after Pentecost) 1 min 3966
Ephesians 1:16-19; 3:19-21 (At the Beginning of Instruction) 1 min 3391
Ephesians 1:16-23 (28th Saturday after Pentecost) 1 min 4568
Ephesians 1:22-2:3 (17th Monday after Pentecost) 1 min 4587
Ephesians 2:4-10 (23rd Sunday after Pentecost) 1 min 5053
Ephesians 2:11-13 (29th Saturday after Pentecost) - 4239
Ephesians 2:14-22 (24th Sunday after Pentecost) 1 min 4251
Ephesians 2:19-3:7 (17th Tuesday after Pentecost) 1 min 4030
Ephesians 3:8-21 (17th Wednesday after Pentecost) 2 mins 4243
Ephesians 4:1-7 (25th Sunday after Pentecost) 1 min 4693
Ephesians 4.7-13 (Sunday After the Theophany) 1 min 4910
Ephesians 4:14-19 (17th Thursday after Pentecost) 1 min 4583
Ephesians 4:17-25 (17th Friday after Pentecost) 1 min 4010
Ephesians 4:25-32 (18th Monday after Pentecost) 1 min 3967
Ephesians 5:1-8 (Saturday after Pentecost) 1 min 4009
Ephesians 5:8-19 (Monday after Pentecost) 1 min 5376
Ephesians 5:9-19 (26th Sunday after Pentecost) 1 min 4201
Ephesians 5:9-19 (Saint) 1 min 4512
Ephesians 5:9-21 (For Every Need and For Giving Thanks) 1 min 4578
Ephesians 5:20-26 (18th Tuesday after Pentecost) 1 min 4028
Ephesians 5:20-33 (For Marriage) 1 min 10448
Ephesians 5:25-33 (18th Wednesday after Pentecost) 1 min 3913
Ephesians 5:33-6:9 (18th Thursday after Pentecost) 1 min 4359