The Mystery Revealed (Ephesians 3:1-7)

The Mystery Revealed Ephesians 3:1-7

Ephesians 3:1-7

I. Who was Paul?

    A. The prisoner of Christ (Ephesians 3:1; 6:20; 2 Corinthians 11:23)
    B. A recipient of God’s revelation (Ephesians 3:3)
    C. A minister (servant) for the Gentiles (Ephesians 3:1-2, 7; Galatians 2:7; 1:15-16)

II. Comprehension upon reading

    A. The mystery was concealed (Ephesians 3:5; 1 Peter 1:10-11; Luke 10:23-24)
    B. The mystery is now revealed (Ephesians 3:4; John 8:32; 17:17; 14:26; 16:13)

III. Unity of both Jew and Gentile: “of the same body”

    A. Fellow-heirs, fellow-members, fellow-partakers (Ephesians 3:6 ASV)
    B. “Through the gospel” (Ephesians 3:6; Romans 1:16)
    C. “In Christ” (Ephesians 3:6; 1:3)

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