Ephesians Commentaries

The Epistle to the Ephesians...is one of the divinest compositions of man. It embraces every doctrine of Christianity;--first, those doctrines peculiar to Christianity, and then those precepts common to it with natural religion. -- Samuel T. Coleridge

The Epistle to the Ephesians embraces, in its brevity, the whole field of the Christian religion. It expounds now its doctrines, now its morals, with such conciseness and such fulness combined that it would be difficult to name any great doctrine, or any essential duty, which has not its place marked in this Epistle. -- Adolphe Monod

SYMMETRY
OF EPHESIANS
EPHESIANS 1-3 EPHESIANS 4-6
The Root The Fruit
Spiritual Wealth Spiritual Walk
Christian Privilege Christian Conduct
The Position
of the Believer
The Practice
of the Believer
God Sees
Us in Christ
World Sees
Christ in Us
Privilege Practice
Doctrine Duty
Doctrinal Practical
Revelation Responsibility
Christian
Blessings
Christian
Behavior
Belief Behavior
Privileges
of the Believer
Responsibilities
of the Believer
Our Heritage
In Christ
Our Life
In Christ
Know your
Resources (Riches) in Christ
Live by faith in the light of your
Resources (Riches) in Christ
The Finished Work
of Christ
The Faithful Walk
of the Christian
Work
of Christ
In Us
Work
of Christ
Through Us
We
in Christ
Christ
in Us
Word
of God
Walk
of the Christian
Heavenly
Standing
Earthly
Walk
Who You Are
In Christ
Whose You Are
In Christ
Identity Responsibility
Position
of the Believer
Practice
of the Believer
Theology Ethics

Ephesians - Berean Charts
Ephesians Introduction - John MacArthur
Ephesians Introduction- James Van Dine
Ephesians Introduction - J Vernon McGee
Ephesians Introduction - Myer Pearlman
Keys to Ephesians - William Orr
Synthetic Bible Study on Ephesians - James M Gray (1906)
The Epistle to the Ephesians- Charles Smith Lewis in the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Theology of Ephesians - John McRay in Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology
Ephesians: The Calling of the Saints - Overview by Ray Stedman
Ephesians: Queen of the Epistles - The Mystical Body of Christ- Wil Pounds
Ephesians Study Guide - by Chuck Smith
Ephesians - Lesson 1 from Precept - Goto p23-worksheet double spaced for observation & marking key words
Key Words: "In Christ" ("In Him"), church, power, riches, glory , walk, grace, Spirit, mystery.
See discussion of key words, a vital component of inductive Bible study.
Very interesting Analysis of Ephesians 1:3-14 "In Him", etc - Irving Jensen
Irving Jensen's Chart of Ephesians 1-3 and then Ephesians 4-6 - Goto page 63
Ephesians Study Questions 1
Ephesians Study Questions 2
Ephesians Study Questions 3

EPHESIANS
Verse by Verse
Commentary
(on site in depth notes)

Ephesians 1

Ephesians 2

Ephesians 3

Ephesians 4

Ephesians 5

Ephesians 6

HENRY ALFORD
The New Testament for English Readers
Ephesians Commentary

James Rosscup writes that Alford's series on the New Testament "contains much that is valuable in the Greek New Testament...though all of the Greek New Testament words have been changed to English throughout." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

Charles Haddon Spurgeon (see his comments in following entry on Alford).

John Cereghin - Concise comments. Defends Pauline authorship (6), stresses importance of the term "blood" rather than merely "death" (74), defends reality of the devil and evil spirits (89), stresses the unity of the mystical body of Christ (112), maintains the doctrine of the Trinity (114), seems to favor Hades as meaning "the lower parts of the earth" (116), stresses the Lord as the pattern for the use of the sword of the Spirit. (148) 

Editorial Note: If you are not proficient in Greek, you will find this work considerably more useful than the following work by Alford, because in this volume he translates the Greek and Latin into English. While the "The Greek New Testament" is longer (e.g., English version of 1John = 66 pages compared to Greek version = 94 pages in part because the latter includes comments of more technical nature), the substance of the commentary is otherwise similar to that found in the "NT for English Readers".

HENRY ALFORD
The Greek New Testament
Ephesians Commentary

James Rosscup writes that "This was the great work in the life of the versatile Dean of Canterbury. An outcome of this production was the New Testament for English Readers (4 vols.). Alford was a Calvinist, conservative and premillennial, though not dispensational. He takes a literal interpretation of the thousand years in Rev. 20 and has a famous quote there, is strong on sovereign election as in Ro 8:29, 30 and 1Pe 1:2, but, unfortunately, holds to baptismal regeneration in such texts as Titus 3:5 and John 3:5. He shows a great knowledge of the Greek text and faces problems of both a doctrinal and textual nature." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

John Piper writes ""When I’m stumped with a...grammatical or syntactical or logical [question] in Paul, I go to Henry Alford. Henry Alford...comes closer more consistently than any other human commentator to asking my kinds of questions."

Charles Haddon Spurgeon writes that this text "is an invaluable aid to the critical study of the text of the New Testament. You will find in it the ripened results of a matured scholarship, the harvesting of a judgment, generally highly impartial, always worthy of respect, which has gleaned from the most important fields of Biblical research, both modern and ancient, at home and abroad. You will not look here for any spirituality of thought or tenderness of feeling; you will find the learned Dean does not forget to do full justice to his own views, and is quite able to express himself vigorously against his opponents; but for what it professes to be, it is an exceedingly able and successful work. The later issues are by far the most desirable, as the author has considerably revised the work in the fourth edition. What I have said of his Greek Testament applies equally to Alford’s New Testament for English Readers,* which is also a standard work." Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries)

WAYNE BARBER
Sermons function like a Commentary
Major emphasis on the Christ life ("Exchanged life")
Rich in Practical Applications

Dr. Barber has graciously granted permission to make this In depth (>400 pages) study available to the body of Christ.

WILLIAM BARCLAY
Ephesians Commentary
Daily Study Bible

Note: Barclay often has excellent background on Greek words, however he is not always orthodox. (See critique)

ALBERT BARNES
Commentary on Ephesians
Notes on the New Testament

James Rosscup writes that Barnes "includes 16 volumes on the Old Testament, 11 on the New Testament. The New Testament part of this old work was first published in 1832–1851. Various authors contributed. It is evangelical and amillennial...Often the explanations of verses are very worthwhile." (Ibid)

C H Spurgeon "Albert Barnes is a learned and able divine, but his productions are unequal in value, the gospels are of comparatively little worth, but his other comments are extremely useful for Sunday-school teachers and persons with a narrow range of reading, endowed with enough good sense to discriminate between good and evil....Placed by the side of the great masters, Barnes is a lesser light, but taking his work for what it is and professes to be, no minister can afford to be without it, and this is no small praise for works which were only intended for Sunday-school teachers." (Ibid)

BRIAN BELL
Notes on Ephesians (Pdf)
Calvary Chapel, Murrieta

JOHANN A BENGEL
Commentary on Ephesians
Gnomon of the New Testament

James Rosscup writes "This work (Gnomon), originally issued in 1742, has considerable comment on the Greek, flavoring the effort with judicious details about the spiritual life. It has much that helps, but has been surpassed by many other commentaries since its day." (Ibid)

JOHANN A BENGEL
Commentary on Ephesians
The Critical English Testament
Similar to above but minimal Greek

C H Spurgeon -- "'A Critical New Testament, so compiled as to enable a reader, unacquainted with Greek, to ascertain the exact English force and meaning of the language of the New Testament, and to appreciate the latest results of modern criticism.' Such is the professed aim of this commentary, and the compilers have very fairly carried out their intentions. The whole of Bengel’s Gnomon is bodily transferred into the work, and as one hundred and twenty years have elapsed since the first issue of that book, it may be supposed that much has since been added to the wealth of Scripture exposition; the substance of this has been incorporated in brackets, so as to bring it down to the present advanced state of knowledge. We strongly advise the purchase of this book, as it is multum in parvo, and will well repay an attentive perusal. Tischendorf and Alford have contributed largely, with other German and English critics, to make this one of the most lucid and concise commentaries on the text and teachings of the New Testament" (Ibid)

JOSEPH BEET
Commentary on Ephesians

BIBLICAL ILLUSTRATOR
Commentary on Ephesians

BRIAN BILL
Sermons on Ephesians

JIM BOMKAMP
Sermons on Ephesians
Calvary Chapel

JOHN CALVIN
Commentary on Ephesians

CAMBRIDGE GREEK TESTAMENT FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
Book of Ephesians
J. O. F. Murray

Murray’s notes on the Greek text are indispensible for reading Ephesians in its original language. His introduction to the tenth book of the New Testament covers its content and form, its relationship to Colossians, the time and place of its writing, and its intended audience. Murray provides a history of all of Paul’s Epistles and then focuses on the internal evidence in Ephesians to show Paul’s authorship. J. O. F. Murray was a prolific author and Dean of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. - Logos

ALAN CARR
Sermons on Ephesians
Well Done

LEWIS SPERRY CHAFER
The Ephesian Letter
Doctrinally Considered
1935, 176 Pages

John Cereghin - Brief exposition. He speaks of the divine purpose being changed from the limitations of Judaism to the worldwide proclamation (13), suggests that Ephesians may be the letter to the Laodiceans (14), stresses sovereign and final election (36), teaches that those who die in infancy are redeemed by God's grace (68), explains the universal church (92), attacks the idea of an Old Testament church (100), denies that God's purposes for Israel and the church ever unite (154), includes a topical index of doctrines (168-171). Pre-millennial and dispensational. 

Also posted at another site

JOHN CEREGHIN
The Pilgrim Way Commentary on the Book of Ephesians
230 Pages

Verse by verse commentary which is generally more exegetical. 

GEORGE CLARKE
Commentary on Ephesians (1906)
"Designed for Pastors and Sunday Schools"

STEVEN COLE
Sermons on Ephesians
Recommended
Functions Much Like a Verse by Verse Commentary
Mp3's are also excellent

MISCELLANEOUS EXPOSITIONS NOT PART OF PRECEDING SERIES

THOMAS CONSTABLE
Commentary on Ephesians
Expository Notes

HINT: Click here to Scroll Bible text synchronized with Constable's notes. Very useful feature!

RICH CATHERS
Sermons on Ephesians
Frequent Illustrations

W A CRISWELL
Sermons on Ephesians
Famous Baptist Pastor

J N DARBY
COMMENTARY
EPHESIANS

R W DALE
THE EPISTLE TO THE EPHESIANS
1897

John Cereghin -  Attacks Calvinistic election (29), warns against thinking of God as a power rather than a Person (59), attacks Universalism (92), stresses the incarnation, atonement and resurrection of Christ (147), refers to the Adam of the symbolic story of Genesis (192), will admit errors in Scripture (216), stresses the unity of the church (260-293), defends Christ's deity (320)

RON DANIEL
Sermons on Ephesians

BOB DEFFINBAUGH
Sermons on Ephesians
The Glory of God in the Church

WARREN DOUD
Verse by Verse Commentary 
Ephesians

Note: In addition to verse comments most of the commentaries below are followed by short topical studies - e.g., the first topical study after the Ephesians 1:1-6 comments is "Paul the Apostle."

J LIGON DUNCAN
Sermons on Ephesians
First Presbyterian, Jacksonville, Miss

JOHN EADIE
Ephesians Commentary

In Depth 485 Page Commentary which is well done but is a bit technical. One can occasionally discover some "Pearls"

James Rosscup - Eadie though outdated is good on the Greek text, often deals with problems quite extensively, and has a warm devotional spirit. (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works

C H Spurgeon - “This book is one of prodigious learning and research. The author seems to have read all, in every language, that has been written upon the Epistle. It is also a work of independent criticism, and casts much new light upon many passages.”

CHARLES J ELLICOTT
Editor
Ephesians Commentary, 1864
Author -  Alfred Barry

THEODORE EPP
Ephesians: Devotionals

EXPLORE THE BIBLE
Teacher helps for Lifeway Series
on Ephesians

G G FINDLAY
Commentary on Ephesians
Expositor's Bible Commentary

This set, originally published in 1903, contains expositions by both conservative and liberal theologians. The most important works are by Dod (Genesis), Chadwick (Exodus and Mark), Kellogg (Leviticus), Blaikie (Joshua, I and II Samuel), Adeney (Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther), Maclaren (Psalms), Moule (Romans), Findlay (Galatians and Ephesians), Plummer (Pastoral Epistles and the Epistles of James and Jude), and Milligan (Revelation.) —Cyril J. Barber, The Minister’s Library

A C GAEBELEIN
The Epistle of Paul to the Ephesians
Annotated Bible
Brief but Well Done

DON FORTNER
Sermons on Ephesians

OLIVER GREENE
The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Ephesians
Commentary

John Cereghin - A basic commentary, probably largely transcribed from Greene’s “The Gospel Hour” radio broadcasts. Orthodox and reliable. 

WILLIAM GURNALL
THE CHRISTAIN IN COMPLETE ARMOUR
A Treatise of the Saints' War Against the Devil

John Cereghin:  An exhaustive Puritan exposition of Ephesians 6:10-20. He has fervent messages on such topics as "Reproof to Such as Are Not True Wrestlers", "Threefold Boundary of Satan's Empire", "The Necessity of Perseverance", "Directions on How to Obtain the Shield of Faith", "How to Use the Word Against Heretics", "Reproof to Prayerless Souls". 

DAVID GUZIK
Commentary Notes on Ephesians

JAMES HASTINGS
GREAT TEXTS OF THE BIBLE

Scottish Presbyterian minister James Hastings compiled The Great Texts of the Bible in the early twentieth century. Hastings provides helpful and personal observations on Scripture texts throughout the entire Bible, resulting in over nine thousand pages of material. He presents word meanings, expositions, poetry and quotations from many authors and thinkers, as well as a list of references and literature used for each text. Each section is outlined into major topics and points, offering readable commentary. The Great Texts of the Bible is perfect for anyone wanting expository notes on key passages of Scripture. Hastings’s work is encouraging, clear, and well-researched. (Adapted from Logos.com)

CHARLES HODGE
Commentary on Ephesians

C H Spurgeon "Most valuable. With no writer do we more fully agree." (Ibid)

DAVID HOLWICK
Sermons on Ephesians
Frequent use of illustrations

HOMILETICS ON EPHESIANS
BY CHAPTER
Pulpit Commentary

HYMNS RELATING TO EPHESIANS

ILLUSTRATIONS
10,000 Illustrations from Bible.org

INTERNATIONAL CRITICAL COMMENTARY
Epistle to the Ephesians
T K Abbott, 1909

The exegesis based so solidly on the rock foundation of philology is argumentatively and convincingly strong. A spiritual and evangelical tenor pervades the interpretation from first to last. . . . These elements, together with the author’s full-orbed vision of the truth, with his discriminative judgment and his felicity of expression, make this the peer of any commentary on these important letters.—The Standard

An exceedingly careful and painstaking piece of work. The introductory discussions of questions bearing on the authenticity and integrity (of the epistles) are clear and candid, and the exposition of the text displays a fine scholarship and insight.—Northwestern Christian Advocate

HARRY A IRONSIDE
Expository Commentary on Ephesians
"In the Heavenlies"

"One of Ironsides best studies" (John Cereghin)

S LEWIS JOHNSON
Sermons on Ephesians

PAUL KRETZMANN
Ephesians Commentary
Luther Expositor

LANGE'S COMMENTARY
Ephesians

HENRY LAW
Meditations on Ephesians 1-3, 1884

DAVID LEGGE
Sermons on Ephesians

D MARTYN LLOYD-JONES
Sermons on Ephesians

James Rosscup on Dr Lloyd-Jones' book based on these sermons - These are sermons by the reputed evangelical preacher of London’s Westminster Chapel, who died in 1981. They are very choice popular material, competent, perceptive, highly edifying and provocative on key points of faith, as well as helpful in planning sermons or Bible studies. Lloyd-Jones stood staunchly for fundamentals of the Christian faith, and also knew how to help people see the relation of verses to practical living. His volumes cover chapters 1, 2, 3, Ephesians 4:1–16, 4:17–5:17, 5:18–6:9, 6:10–13, 6:10–20 (this volume goes back and covers Ephesians 6:10–13 again but the sermons are new). There are many rich, helpful comments on the husband-wife relationship in 5:21–33. The volume on 6:10–20 is quite instructive on being a good soldier and warring a good warfare. (Ibid

Meet Dr Lloyd-Jones (bio).

JOHN MACARTHUR
Sermons on Ephesians

James Rosscup (on his written commentary but his sermons are very similar) - The expository focus in the 29 sections is on laying hold of resources in Christ. MacArthur is at his best when explaining details of spiritual life, as he richly does here. Salvation is of grace, without merit of any kind (pp. 11, 23, 61–62). Redemption is seen more clearly in its aspects in Eph 1:7. Comments on the Christian life (Ephesians 3:14–21; chapters 4–6) are instructive and refreshing. The author makes word meanings clear, as “worthy” (axios in Eph 4:1), prefers seeing “one baptism” as water baptism, has a good section on gifts and gifted people (Eph 4:7–11) and on each believer functioning in his or her role (Eph 4:12–16). He points out seven questions to ask in principle in deciding whether to drink wine (pp. 237–44). He develops the Spirit-filled life in much detail (Eph 5:18–21), as in a husband’s love for his wife and her submission to him (Eph 5:21ff.). The section on the armor and prayer are edifying too. It is a lucid exposition, quite full at many points on essential matters, often helpful on problems, though not in great detail. (Ibid

Study Guide on the Fulfilled Family -
Click the Drop Down Menu to go to Specific Title

God's Curse on Men & Women

ALEXANDER MACLAREN
Sermons on Ephesians
Devotional and Applicational

BRYN MACPHAIL
Sermons on Ephesians

F. B. MEYER
Devotional Commentary on Ephesians

Another Commentary (distinct from above)

P G MATTHEW
Sermons on Matthew

J VERNON MCGEE
Commentary on Ephesians
Thru the Bible Mp3's

HEINRICH A W MEYER
Commentary on Ephesians
Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament

Consummate scholarship and something like exegetical genius unite in Dr. Meyer in a degree to which it would be difficult to find a parallel.—The British Quarterly Review

Meyer's Handbook is for scholars, and to them it is invaluable, especially for its strictness of method, its exegetical acumen, and its wealth of reference and citation.—The United Presbyterian Magazine

As an Exegete, he is simply unrivalled.—The Baptist Magazine

The ablest grammatical exegete of the age.—Philip Schaff

In accuracy of scholarship and freedom from prejudice, he is equaled by few.—Literary Churchman

We have only to repeat that it remains, of its own kind, the very best Commentary of the New Testament which we possess.—Church Bells

No Exegetical work is on the whole more valuable, or stands higher in public esteem. As a critic he is candid and cautious, exact to minuteness in philology, a master of the grammatical and historical method of interpretation.—Princeton Review

The commentaries on the Epistles are marvels of patient, laborious research, and often times of most penetrating insight. If we were restricted to one commentary we should certainly choose Meyer.—The Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle

MISCELLANEOUS RESOURCES
RELATED TO EPHESIANS

BEST COMMENTARIES ON EPHESIANS

STUDY BIBLES

  • Defender's Study Bible (1 2 3 4 5 6) - Excellent, conservative, literal study Bible notes from a leading creationist commentator, Dr Henry Morris. In the box labeled "All these words" type in the name of the book and the chapter number and click "Advance Search." Scroll down to see Dr Morris' notes.
  • Holman Christian Standard Bible Study Bible - Nice notes. Open reader. Select table of contents or synch windows.
  • Reformation Study Bible - Ephesians  Study Bible Notes

GRACEGEMS

ADAM CLARKE

JAMIESON, FAUSSET, BROWN 

MATTHEW HENRY

MONERGISM - Ephesians Mp3's Listed by Chapter with number of sermons in parenthesis

GRACEGEMS

BIBLE GATEWAY DEVOTIONALS

PAUL APPLE

DON ANDERSON

JAMES ROSSCUP

BEREAN PICTORIAL CHARTS

VINCENT CHEUNG

HAMILTON SMITH

JOSEPH BENSON

WILLIAM BURKITT

L M GRANT

ROBERT HAWKER

F. B. HOLE

F B MEYER

ROBERT NEIGHBOUR

NISBET'S CHURCH PULPIT COMMENTARY

PHILLIP SCHAFF

R E PATTISON (1859)

JOSEPH SUTCLIFFE

EXPOSITOR'S DICTIONARY

JOHN GILL

GOSPEL COALITION

ICC NT COMMENTARY

ROBERT HAWKER

EPHESIANS 1

MULTIPLE RESOURCES ON EPHESIANS 1

J R MILLER

F B MEYER

D MARTYN LLOYD JONES

G CAMPBELL MORGAN

F B MEYER

BETHANY BIBLE - GREG ALLEN

EPHESIANS 2

MULTIPLE RESOURCES ON EPHESIANS 2

D MARTYN LLOYD-JONES

F B MEYER

BETHANY BIBLE - GREG ALLEN

WIL POUNDS

EPHESIANS 3

MULTIPLE RESOURCES ON EPHESIANS 3

D MARTYN LLOYD JONES

F B MEYER

JONATHAN EDWARDS

BETHANY BIBLE - GREGG ALLEN

WILL POUNDS


F W GRANT

JOHN OWEN

EPHESIANS 4

MULTIPLE RESOURCES ON EPHESIANS 4

WIL POUNDS

HAMPTON KEATHLEY III

HAMPTON KEATHLEY IV

F B MEYER

D MARTYN LLOYD JONES

GREG HERRICK

OSWALD CHAMBERS

JOHN WESLEY

BRUCE GOETTSCHE

EPHESIANS 5

MULTIPLE RESOURCES ON EPHESIANS 1

F B MEYER

JOHN WESLEY

JONATHAN EDWARDS

ANDREAS KÖSTENBERGER

TOMMY ICE

HAMPTON KEATHLEY lll

HAMPTON KEATHLEY lV

EPHESIANS 6

MULTIPLE RESOURCES ON EPHESIANS 6

Richard Van Dyke

F B MEYER

D MARTYN LLOYD JONES

ROBERT MORGAN
Ephesians Sermons
Frequent Illustrations

HANDLEY G C MOULE
Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges
Ephesians

1889 work but verse by verse comments are useful. Check it out especially if you are unfamiliar with Moule's devotional style.

"H. C. G. Moule's commentary on Ephesians provides a unique look at this letter from Paul to the Church at Ephesus. Noting parallels between Ephesians and Colossians, this volume also discusses the authenticity of this epistle and the historical background of the Ephesians. The commentary contained in this resource elucidates the truths contained in Ephesians, in concise yet astute exegesis." -Logos

There are no better books in exposition of the different parts of Scripture than those contained in the Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges. The series has long since established its claim to an honorable place in the front rank of first-rate commentaries; and the teacher or preacher who masters its volumes will be, like Apollos, mighty in the Scriptures.—Church Sunday School Magazine

HANDLEY G C MOULE
Grace and Godliness
Studies in the Epistle to the Ephesians
1895

HANDLEY G C MOULE
Ephesians Studies
Expository Readings on the Epistle of Saint Paul to the Ephesians

John Cereghin - "Warmly devotional""

Note -  Published 1900 - 340 page work distinct from Moule's study in Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges. I Cannot Link Directly to the Chapters Below. First click "Front Cover " and select nearest entry, then scroll to page. Sorry!

NET BIBLE
Notes on Ephesians

NETBible notes are in the right panel. You can also select the tab for "Constable's Notes." As you scroll the Bible text in the left panel, the notes are synchronized and will scroll to the same passage. This is a very helpful feature.

PHIL NEWTON
Sermons on Ephesians

OUR DAILY BREAD
Devotionals on Ephesians
Updated November 17, 2015

JOSEPH PARKER
Ephesians Commentary
People's Bible Commentary

RUTH PAXSON
Wealth, Walk and Warfare
Commentary on Ephesians
(Only portions of this book available on web)

James Rosscup - "This is one of the richest simple devotional works on the English text. There is much spiritual insight, good outlines suggestive for preaching, and very colorful and refreshing phrases which leave the reader blessed with his unfathomable wealth in Christ. The comments are sprinkled with illustrations which are choice. For the most part it follows the epistle fairly closely, though not verse-by-verse, but the authoress also uses Ephesians as a springboard into lengthy but rich discussions of vital subjects. For example, there is a systematic study of the different aspects of Satanic attack upon the believer in connection with 6:10ff. This work is edifying on the English text and is excellent for laypeople." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works )

John Cereghin - . Oh, how God blessed the ministry of our beloved sister in revolutionizing the lives of believers, not only in China but in North America and Europe! This book contains the cream of her messages. 

The Grand Canyon of Scripture

The Wealth

The Walk of the Christian

RIVERS OF LIVING WATER
Studies Setting Forth the Believers Possessions in Christ
Ruth Paxson

CALLED UNTO HOLINESS
By Ruth Paxson

PETER PETT
Commentary on Ephesians

J C PHILPOT
MEDITATIONS ON EPHESIANS 1-2
(1869)

JOHN PIPER
Sermons on Ephesians

MATTHEW POOLE
Commentary on Ephesians

RAY PRITCHARD
Sermons on Ephesians
Well done practical messages

PREACHER'S HOMILETICAL COMMENTARY
on Ephesians

PULPIT COMMENTARY
on Ephesians
Scroll down for Homilies

WILLIAM B RILEY
EPHESIANS: THE THREEFOLD EPISTLE
SEVEN STUDIES

A. T. ROBERTSON
Word Pictures on Ephesians
Emphasis on Greek Word Study

ROB SALVATO
Calvary Chapel

S D F SALMOND
EXPOSITOR'S GREEK TESTAMENT
Ephesians Commentary
192 Pages, 1907

SERMON BIBLE COMMENTARY
Ephesians

SERMONS BY VERSE
Click arrow to go to next verse

CHARLES SIMEON
Sermons on Ephesians

See Dr John Piper's discussion of Simeon's fascinating life - Brothers We Must Not Mind a Little Suffering

CHUCK SMITH
Sermon Notes and Commentary
Ephesians

SERMON NOTES

C. H. SPURGEON
All of his Sermons on Ephesians

C H SPURGEON
Devotional Commentaries
on Ephesians

C H SPURGEON
Expositions on Ephesians

RAY STEDMAN
Devotional Commentary on Ephesians

The Power of His Presence

RAY STEDMAN
Sermons on Ephesians

JOHN STEVENSON
Sermons on Ephesians

SAM STORMS
Sermons on Ephesians

DAVID STRAIN
Sermons on Ephesians
First Presbyterian Church

LEHMAN STRAUSS 
Ephesians Studies
(bio)

LOUIS T TALBOT
Ephesians an Exposition
Lectures on Ephesians

John Cereghin -  1937, 172 pages. Popular exposition. Begins with a chart on the teaching of Ephesians (5), gives 3 key words for Ephesians: church, body, mystery (9), defends the deity of Christ (16), uses many apt illustrations, does not object to an evolutionary dating (28), argues for premillennial interpretations (65), denies the church is seen in the OT (86), attacks ultra-dispensationalism (105), holds that "one baptism" is water baptism (127).  

THEOLOGICAL JOURNAL ARTICLES
RELATED TO EPHESIANS

THIRD MILLENNIUM
Ephesians Commentary

Ephesians 1 Commentary

Ephesians 2 Commentary

Ephesians 3 Commentary

Ephesians 4 Commentary

Ephesians 5 Commentary

Ephesians 6 Commentary

GEOFF THOMAS
Sermons on Ephesians

JOHN TRAPP
Commentary on Ephesians

TODAY IN THE WORD
Devotionals, Illustrations on Ephesians
Moody Bible Institute

W LEON TUCKER
"WITH HIM" 
STUDIES IN THE EPISTLE TO THE EPHESIANS
1917 Very Interesting Resource!

BOB UTLEY
Commentary on Ephesians

B F WESTCOTT
Epistle to the Ephesians
The Greek Text with Notes and Addenda
1906

Rosscup - Detailed and scholarly, this much respected old work is helpful in grammar and problems on the more technical side. Several commentaries now offer even more help. (Ed: Helps to know Greek to be able to use this resource.)

DANIEL WHEDON
Commentary on Ephesians

WALTER L WILSON
Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians
A Commentary

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW
Devotional Commentary
On Ephesians

WALTER WRIGHT
Ephesians
A Commentary

MARVIN VINCENT
Greek Word Study
Ephesians

CHRIS VOGEL
Sermons on Ephesians

Book

chapter
1
verse
0

DISCLAIMER: Before you "go to the commentaries" go to the Scriptures and study them inductively (Click 3 part overview of how to do Inductive Bible Study) in dependence on your Teacher, the Holy Spirit, Who Jesus promised would guide us into all the truth (John 16:13). Remember that Scripture is always the best commentary on Scripture. Any commentary, even those by the most conservative and orthodox teacher/preachers cannot help but have at least some bias of the expositor based upon his training and experience. Therefore the inclusion of specific links does not indicate that we agree with every comment. We have made a sincere effort to select only the most conservative, "bibliocentric" commentaries. Should you discover some commentary or sermon you feel may not be orthodox, please email your concern. I have removed several links in response to concerns by discerning readers. I recommend that your priority be a steady intake of solid Biblical food so that with practice you will have your spiritual senses trained to discern good from evil (Heb 5:14-note).