Ephesians 2 Resources

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Charts from Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission
Click chart by Charles Swindoll -Note "EMPHASIS" --
Ephesians 1-3 = Doctrinal: vertical relationship with God
Ephesians 4-6 = Practical: horizontal relationship with others

The Root

The Fruit

Spiritual Wealth

Spiritual Walk

Christian Privilege

Christian Conduct

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The Practice
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of the Believer

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

of Christ
In Us

of Christ
Through Us

in Christ

in Us

of God

of the Christian



Who You Are
In Christ

Whose You Are
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Explanation - The following list includes not only commentaries but other Christian works by well known evangelical writers. Most of the resources below are newer works (written after 1970) which previously were available only for purchase in book form or in a Bible computer program. The resources are made freely available by archive.org but have several caveats - (1) they do not allow copy and paste, (2) they can only be checked out for one hour (but can be checked out immediately when your hour expires giving you time to read or take notes on a lengthy section) and (3) they require creating an account which allows you to check out the books free of charge. To set up an account click archive.org and then click the picture of the person in right upper corner and enter email and a password. That's all you have to do. Then you can read these more modern resources free of charge! I have read or used many of these resources but not all of them so ultimately you will need to be a Berean (Acts 17:11+) as you use them. I have also selected works that are conservative and Biblically sound. If you find one that you think does not meet those criteria please send an email at https://www.preceptaustin.org/contact. The resources are listed in alphabetical order by the author's last name and some include reviews of the particular resource. 

The Preacher's Outline & Sermon Bible : New Testament, King James Version - Acts, Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians - This is a very useful resource which always includes numerous related cross-references. It will be of aid to you preaching and teaching. 

Ephesians and Colossians in the Greek New Testament for the English reader by Wuest, Kenneth Samuel, - good word studies

New Testament commentary : exposition of Galatians [and] exposition of Ephesians by Hendriksen, William, 

James Rosscup - The works of Hendriksen on Bible books are all worth having. Here, as always, he is scholarly, detailed, and warm in his comments.

The Expositor's Bible Commentary - 1994 edition - Abridged - New Testament

Ephesians : an expositional commentary by Boice, James Montgomery

Living words in Ephesians by Detzler, Wayne A

Our riches in Christ : discovering the believer's inheritance in Ephesians by Stedman, Ray C

Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians by Lane, William L - Only 98 pages.

Becoming a people of grace : [an exposition of Ephesians] by Swindoll, Charles R (2001) 236 pages

Commentary on the Epistles to the Ephesians and the Colossians : the English text with introduction, exposition and notes - F F Bruce, E K Simpson

Cyril Barber - Colossians was the first Pauline epistle on which Bruce wrote a commentary. Now, thirty years later, he has rewritten this work and added to it entirely new studies on Philemon and Ephesians. He believes that Ephesians follows Colossians in thought and that Philemon, with its close association to Colossians, is appropriately included in this group of Paul's writings. Provocative

James Rosscup - In the opinion of the reviewer, while the portion on Ephesians is not of great help, the work on Colossians by Bruce is excellent. It is worth the time on almost every verse.

Commentary on the Epistles to the Ephesians and the Colossians : the English text with introduction, exposition and notes F F Bruce

Bible Exposition Commentary - New Testament  - Warren Wiersbe - He is always worth checking to supplement your teaching and preaching! 

Be rich (Ephesians) by Wiersbe, Warren W

What to wear to the war : studies from Ephesians 6 by Wiersbe, Warren 

Be rich : gaining the things that money can't buy : NT commentary, Ephesians by Wiersbe, Warren

Wiersbe's Expository Outlines on the New Testament by Wiersbe, Warren W

Cyril Barber - This is a book of exceptional merit. Pastors, missionaries, and Christian workers will profit from its use. Wiersbe introduces each book of the NT, provides an outline, and then furnishes his readers with a chapter-by-chapter discussion of the contents. The homiletic style is a “plus.” Recommended.

With the Word - Devotional Commentary - Warren Wiersbe - 428 ratings

The Strategy of Satan - Warren Wiersbe - borrow  - Wiersbe is one of the best Christian writers of the modern era. His works are always filled with practical, memorable Biblical truth. This book can be checked out free of charge at archive.org. Below is the Table of Contents, the introduction and Chapter One (Pdf source) to give you some idea of what Wiersbe has written in this helpful little book. 

And here is a link to the entire audiobook free of charge - 2 hours, 36 minutes. You will love the reader's voice (Judge Effry)

See also in depth discussion - The Schemes of the Devil

The Epistle of Paul to the Ephesians : an introduction and commentary by Foulkes, Francis (Tyndale Commentary Series)

Cyril Barber - Tyndale New Testament Commentaries. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1989. During the 25 years since the first edition of this study, a number of significant works have been published. In this revision Foulkes takes into consideration recent scholarship, yet without immersing the reader in scholarly debate. In the Introduction he deals with some of the most recent approaches to critical issues. Then he launches into a discussion of the text. By carefully studying the language and thought of Paul's letter, he leads the reader into a deeper understanding of the glory of God in Christ. Recommended.

Ephesians by Mitton, C. Leslie

Cyril Barber - New Century Bible Commentary. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1981. Full of judicious comments on the text. Exhibits rare discernment in the choice of readings. Not as elaborate as M. Barth's treatment, this work nevertheless will merit the student's attention. Based on the RSV

The Communicator's Commentary by Dunnam, Maxie D (Now published as "Preacher's Commentary")


Exploring God's word : Bible guide to Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians by Guthrie, Donald

Ephesians, Colossians, and Philemon by Martin, Ralph P (Interpretation A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching - not my favorite series of commentaries)

The interpretation of st. paul's epistles to the galatians to the ephesians and to the philippians by R.C.H. Lenski

Ephesians : a study guide commentary by Vaughan, Curtis

John Cereghin -  A simple, well-outlined interpretation; originally prepared as a study course guide for Southern Baptist church groups. Well suited for a beginning study of Ephesians.

Homilies on Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Thessalonians, Timothy, Titus, and Philemon by John Chrysostom,  

Ephesians, 1974, 308 pages. Criswell, W. A. Stresses the phrase "in Christ" (15) and the reality of predestination (27), accepts the concept of geologic ages (46), teaches a universal church (106), stresses the unity of the family of God (142), holds that "one baptism" was water baptism symbolizing Spirit baptism (184), defends the mode of baptism (190), denies baptismal regeneration (200), gives 3 interpretations of leading captivity captive (206), commends Billy Graham (219).

Ephesians : building a community in Christ : 12 studies with commentary for individuals or groups by Stott, John R. W

Ephesians by Thielman, Frank

St. Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians : - J Armitage Robinson 

Cyril Barber - One of the finest expository and exegetical studies ever written on this epistle. By all means obtain it.

Thru the bible commentary : ephesians by Mcgee, Vernon J

Ephesians : Introduction, translation, and commentary on chapters 1-3. by Barth, Markus

Ephesians / 2. Translation and commentary on chapters 4-6 by Barth, Markus

Cyril Barber -  The Anchor Bible. 2 vols. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday and Co., 1974. †An extensive, critical exposition combining a careful blend of historical-grammatical exegesis with a down-to-earth application of the truth of the text to the condition of the church today. This is a work of real quality that expository preachers will find most helpful.

James Rosscup - Ephesians is held to be by Paul, written from prison in Rome to Gentile Christians of the church at Ephesus. Barth, Professor of New Testament at Basel, has provided a detailed and very highly contributing commentary with footnotes and also bibliographies on each section of the epistle, acquainting the serious student with scholarly work up to 1974.

The Epistle of Paul to the Ephesians; an exposition by Erdman, Charles R.

Let's get moving : Ephesians by Briscoe, D. Stuart

Ephesians: A Study Guide Commentary by The Zondervan

he Descent of Christ: Eph 4:7-11 and Traditional Hebrew Imagery, 1998. xvii + 221 pp. Harris, W. Hall,.

James Rosscup - This publishes a Ph. D work at England’s University of Sheffield. Background chapters deal with Christ’s descent and Moses’ ascent to heaven as related to rabbinic and other sources on Ps. 68, then a chapter looks at the Eph. 4 passage. Harris sees Christ’s descent as between death and resurrection and offers a history of interpretations favoring some version of such a view until the 20th century when more have seen a first advent descent to the earth, or else a descent in the sense of providing gifts to the church, the second of which he favors. He sees “lower parts of the earth” as lower parts, that is the earth, and Christ as coming later to distribute gifts when He poured out the Spirit as in Acts 2:33. He seeks to relate a descent of Christ in Eph. 4 with Ps. 68:19. Those seeking thorough consideration of the Eph. 4 text in relation to Ps. 68 will find much to weigh.

Lloyd-Jones, David Martyn. Full and complete, these sermons by one of the great Bible expositors of all time adequately present the believer's resources, conflict, and reward. Important.

The Christian Warfare: An Exposition of Ephesians 6:10-13. (or here) Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1977. This very extensive exposition of four verses deals with the character and strategy of the devil and demonstrates how his attacks affect our emotional lives and, eventually, our walk with and work for the Lord.

Christian Unity. Studies in Ephesians 4:1-16

Life in the Spirit, In Marriage, Home and Work: An Exposition of Ephesians 5:18-6:9. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1975. An invaluable discussion of the biblical teaching on interpersonal relationships-within the family and on the job-with practical counsel for people in all walks of life.

Raising Children God's Way - Ephesians 6:1-4


Note: The first 4 resources have no time restriction and allow copy and paste function: 

(1) KJV Bible Commentary - Hindson, Edward E; Kroll, Woodrow Michael. Over 3000 pages of the entire OT/NT. Well done conservative commentary that interprets Scripture from a literal perspective. Pre-millennial.  User reviews - it generally gets 4/5 stars from users. - 372 ratings

Very well done conservative commentary that interprets Scripture from a literal perspective   user reviews 

The King James Version Bible Commentary is a complete verse-by-verse commentary. It is comprehensive in scope, reliable in scholarship, and easy to use. Its authors are leading evangelical theologians who provide practical truths and biblical principles. Any Bible student will gain new insights through this one-volume commentary based on the timeless King James Version of the Bible.

(2) The King James Study Bible Second Edition 2240 pages (2013) (Thomas Nelson) General Editor - Edward Hindson with multiple contributing editors. . 3,194 ratings. Pre-millennial. See introduction on How to Use this Study Bible.

(3) NKJV Study Bible: New King James Version Study Bible (formerly "The Nelson Study Bible - NKJV") by Earl D Radmacher; Ronald Barclay Allen; Wayne H House. 2345 pages. (1997, 2007). Very helpful notes. Conservative. Pre-millennial.  917 ratings

(4) The Wycliffe Bible Commentary - only the New Testament (for OT see below to borrow) - 1126 pages. (1971) Everett F Harrison - Editor of New Testament. Uses the KJV.  Strictly speaking not a study Bible, but short notes are similar. KJV text in left column, commentary notes in right column. The comments are generally verse by verse, short, conservative and to the point. Pre-millennial.

James Rosscup - The Dean of the Faculty and Professor of Old Testament Synthesis at Moody Bible Institute prepared this worthy commentary surveying Ephesians. While Martin has meaningful comments on verses usually, he is helpful on problem texts concisely (time of the Spirit sealing, 1:13; etc.). At points he states his view but leaves readers unclear as to his proof (2:8, “this”; 4:4, “one baptism,” etc.). Hoehner’s shorter work is much better in giving substance to his views in a brief commentary.

Believer's Bible Commentary - OT and NT - MacDonald, William (1995) 2480 pages. Conservative. Literal. Pithy comments. John MacArthur, says "Concise yet comprehensive - the most complete single-volume commentary I have seen." Warren Wiersbe adds "For the student who is serious about seeing Christ in the Word." 

Rosscup - This work, originally issued in 1983, is conservative and premillennial, written to help teachers, preachers and people in every walk of life with different views, explanation and application. The 2-column format runs verse by verse for the most part, usually in a helpfully knowledgeable manner, and there are several special sections such as “Prayer” in Acts and “Legalism” in Galatians. The premillennial view is evident on Acts 1:63:20Romans 11:26Galatians 6:16, Revelation 20, etc.

The MacArthur study Bible - John MacArthur. Brief but well done notes 1,275 ratings

ESV Study Bible - Excellent resource but not always literal in eschatology and the nation of Israel 6,004 ratings

HCSB Study Bible : Holman Christian Standard Bible - General Editor Jeremy Royal Howard (2010) 2360 pages. Conservative. Good notes. Include Holmans excellent maps. 

Life Application Study Bible: Old Testament and New Testament: New Living Translation. Has some very helpful notes especially with application of texts. 4,445 ratings

The David Jeremiah Study Bible - (2013) 2208 pages. 2,272 ratings Logos.com - "Drawing on more than 40 years of study, Dr. David Jeremiah has compiled a legacy resource that will make an eternal impact on generations to come. 8,000 study notes. Hundreds of enriching word studies"50+ Essentials of the Christian Faith" articles."

The Defender's Study Bible : King James Version by Morris, Henry M. Excellent notes by well known creationist. 45 ratings

Ryrie Study Bible Expanded Edition (1994) 2232 pages

Zondervan NIV Study Bible - (2011) 2570 pages  - Use this one if available as it has more notes than edition below. 

NIV Study Bible by Barker, Kenneth L; Burdick, Donald W (1995) 2250 pages. This is the first edition. This resource has been fully revised in 2020. 

The Experiencing God Study Bible: the Bible for knowing and doing the will of God - Blackaby, Henry (1996) 1968 pages - CHECK THIS ONE! Each chapter begins with several questions under the title "PREPARE TO MEET GOD." Then you will interesting symbols before many of the passages. The chapter ends with a "DID YOU NOTICE?" question. This might make a "dry chapter" jump off the page! Read some of the 48 ratings

NLT Study Bible (Illustration Version) 

Disciple's Study Bible: New international version 54 ratings Not that helpful for verse by verse study. Focuses on application of Christian doctrines. 10,000 annotations; doctrinal summaries, "Life Helps" section relate doctrine to everyday discipleship. 

The Living Insights Study Bible : New International Version - Charles Swindoll. Notes are good but somewhat sparse and not verse by verse.

The Apologetics Study Bible Understand Why You Believe by Norman Geisler

NIV Archaeological Study Bible (2005) 2360 pages 950 ratings (See also Archaeology and the Bible - OT and NT)

"Readers who desire a more intimate knowledge of the historical context of the Bible will appreciate the NIV Archaeological Study Bible. Full of informative articles and full-color photographs of places and objects from biblical times, this Bible examines the archaeological record surrounding God’s Word and brings the biblical world to life. Readers’ personal studies will be enriched as they become more informed about the empires, places, and peoples of the ancient world. Features include: • Four-color interior throughout • Bottom-of-page study notes exploring passages that speak on archaeological and cultural facts • Articles (520) covering five main categories: Archaeological Sites, Cultural and Historical Notes, Ancient Peoples and Lands, the Reliability of the Bible, and Ancient Texts and Artifacts • Approximately 500 4-color photographs interspersed throughout • Detailed book introductions that provide basic, at-a-glance information • Detailed charts on pertinent topics • In-text color maps that assist the reader in placing the action "

NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible. Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture Keener, Craig and Walton, John. Editors (2017)

The Holman Illustrated Study Bible 120 ratings Includes the excellent Holman maps but otherwise of little help in serious study.

Dictionary of Biblical Imagery - free for use online with no restrictions (i.e., you do not need to borrow this book). Editors Leland Ryken, J C Wilhoit, Tremper Longman III - This is a potential treasure chest to aid your preaching and teaching as it analyzes the meaning of a host of Biblical figures of speech. Clue - use the "One-page view" which then allows you to copy and paste text. One downside is there is no index, so you need to search 3291 pages for entries which are alphabetical. 

Dictionary of Paul and his letters   180 ratings IVP Series

The Dictionary of Paul and His Letters is a one-of-a-kind reference work. Following the format of its highly successful companion volume, the Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, this Dictionary is designed to bring students, teachers, ministers and laypeople abreast of the established conclusions and significant recent developments in Pauline scholarship. No other single reference work presents as much information focused exclusively on Pauline theology, literature, background and scholarship. In a field that recently has undergone significant shifts in perspective, the Dictionary of Paul and His Letters offers a summa of Paul and Pauline studies. In-depth articles focus on individual theological themes (such as law, resurrection and Son of God), broad theological topics (such as Christology, eschatology and the death of Christ), methods of interpretation (such as rhetorical criticism and social-scientific approaches), background topics (such as apocalypticism, Hellenism and Qumran) and various other subjects specifically related to the scholarly study of Pauline theology and literature (such as early catholicism, the center of Paul's theology, and Paul and his interpreters since F. C. Baur). Separate articles are also devoted to each of the Pauline letters to hermeneutics and to preaching Paul today.

New Bible Commentary - Barry G Webb authored Judges. (1994) See user reviews

Compact Bible commentary by Radmacher, Earl D; Allen, Ronald Barclay; House, H Wayne, et al - 954 pages.  424 ratings Multiple contributors to the comments which are often verse by verse. The comments are brief but meaty and can really help your study through a given book. A sleeper in my opinion. 

NIV Celebrate Recovery Study Bible

Daily Study Bible for Women : New Living Translation

The Woman's Study Bible : the New King James Version

The Study Bible for women : Holman Christian Standard Bible

Daily Study Bible for Men : New Living Translation

NIV topical Study Bible : New International Version

The Hebrew-Greek key study Bible : New American standard study by Strong, James, 1822-1894; Zodhiates, Spiros

The New Inductive Study Bible : updated New American Standard Bible

Evangelical Commentary on the Bible - editor Walter Elwell (1989) 1239 pages. User reviews.

The Shaw pocket Bible handbook - Editor - Walter Elwell (1984) 408 pages.

"This hardback is small in size but packed full of content: Brief summaries of every book of the bible, cultural, archaeological and historical info, word definitions, pictures, maps and charts." Worth checking! 

J.Sidlow Baxter: Explore The Book -  Vol. 6 Acts to Revelation


The Complete Word Study Dictionary: New Testament by Zodhiates, Spiros - This is my "go to" resource for Greek word studies. One on the best lexicons for laymen. Highly Recommended for Greek Word Studies to aid your interpretation of a passage. 

Analytical Lexicon of the Greek New Testament by Friberg, Timothy. Shorter definitions than Zodhiates but does an excellent job in summarizing the various nuances of a specific Greek word. One of my favorites.

Shorter Lexicon of the Greek New Testament by Gingrich, F. Wilbur. Similar to Friberg but shorter definitions. Gingrich however gives more Scriptures for each nuance, whereas Friberg generally gives only one representative Scripture. 

The New Linguistic and Exegetical Key to the Greek New Testament by Rogers, Cleon - This book is a gold mine of little gems on individual Greek words in any NT passage you are studying. If you have time it is always worth checking out! I use it in my Greek word studies all the time. 

Word meanings in the New Testament - Matthew-Revelation by Ralph Earle. Strictly speaking this is not a lexicon, but it offers insights on select words in a verse by verse format (but not every verse is included in the analysis). This resource is worth checking if you have time as it can occasionally give some wonderful insights on a specific Greek word. 

New Testament Words - William Barclay - 59 ratings very interesting resource - covers about 70 NT Greek words in Barclay's unique style. On page 289 there is a helpful index of English words with the corresponding Greek word, in turn followed by the places Barclay described them in New Testament Words 

Greek-English lexicon of the New Testament : based on semantic domains - Louw Nida. Brief but nice definitions. Not easy to use - you need to know some Greek. Classifies Greek words into 93 "semantic domains" (see list on page XXV) and if you can categorize the word you are looking for in one of the domains, it can help find the specific word you are interested in. 

Kittel's Theological Dictionary of the New Testament : abridged in one volume (TDNT) - Classic ("Little Kittel") work summarizing the 10 volume set by Kittel. For most of us the abridged definition is "more than enough!" 

A Greek-English lexicon of the New Testament, and other early Christian literature (BDAG); by Bauer, Walter, More detailed definitions but need to know Greek. Zodhiates and Friberg are much easier to use. 

Liddell and Scott's Greek-English lexicon, abridged : the little Liddell by Liddell, Henry George. The abridged version. You need to know Greek to use.

Vine's Expository Dictionary of Old Testament and New Testament Words - pdf. The old standby. You can also borrow Vine's complete expository dictionary of Old and New Testament words

New Testament Words in Today's Language by Detzler, Wayne A - Wonderful resource to supplement word studies.  3 ratings THIS IS A SLEEPER! 















JIM BOMKAMP - Calvary Chapel







JOHN CEREGHIN - verse by verse, more exegetical










Click the sermon index for Ephesians to access the individual messages listed below...

  • Ephesians 2:1-7 From Death To Life
  • Ephesians 2:8-9 Saved By Grace Through Faith
  • Ephesians 2:10 Created For Good Works
  • Ephesians 2:11-22 Reconciled Relationships




WARREN DOUD- most comments are followed by topical studies





CHARLES ELLICOTT - editor, Alfred Barry author


Click here for all devotionals below on one page

  • Ephesians 2: 1-10 Enthroned and Enabled
  • Ephesians 2:11-18 God Has Ended the War
  • Ephesians 2:19-22 God Is Building a Temple






GENE GETZ - Short videos with principles

  • Ephesians 2:1-10; God's Gift: When we present the message of hope in Christ, we must make sure that all people understand that good works do not contribute in any way to their salvation experience. Video
  • Ephesians 2:11-22; Oneness in Christ: Regardless of our ethnic backgrounds, social status, gender, or race, when we become believers we are to function as members of one family. Video


GOSPEL COALITION - well known modern expositors

GRACE GEMS - Puritan writings





JAMES HASTINGS - Great Text of the Bible - very in depth






DAVID HOLWICK - frequent illustrations

HOMILETICS - from Pulpit Commentary



H A IRONSIDE- "In the Heavenlies" - one of his best works













P G MATTHEW - Sermon

J VERNON MCGEE - Thru the Bible Mp3's



HEINRICH A W MEYER - Critical and Exegetical Commentary

MONERGISM - Mp3's with number of sermons in parenthesis



ROBERT MORGAN - frequent illustrations

H C G MOULE - Expository Readings - scroll down the page


PHIL NEWTON - well done

JAMES NISBET - Church Pulpit Commentary


JOSEPH PARKER - People's Bible Commentary


The Dead Walking and the Living Dead Ephesians  2 Death and Life; Life in Christ; Christ, Life in; Halloween; New Life J. Mike Minnix
Eternal Perspective that Leads to Abundant Service Ephesians  2:10 Eternity; Service, Faithful; Christian Living; Life, View of Johnny Hunt
Eternal Perspective that Leads to Abundant Service - 2 Ephesians  2:10 Service, Adundant; Perspective in Christian Living Johnny Hunt
From Death To Life Ephesians  2:1-10 Life; Eternal Life Mark Adams
God The Builder Ephesians  2:11-22 Church; Building of God, The Christian a Mark Adams
Looking Before and After: The Testimony and the Christian Life Ephesians  2:1-22 Testimony; Christian Living Franklin L. Kirksey
Jesus Christ - The Chief Cornerstone Ephesians  2:20 Jesus, Chief Cornerstone Franklin L. Kirksey
Two Words That Changed Everything Ephesians  2:4 God, Intervention of Sammy Burgess
Can the Resurrection of Christ Affect and Change You? Ephesians  2:4-5 Resurrection; Easter; Change, Christ Causing Johnny Hunt
Counter-Culture Christianity Ephesians  2:8-10 Salvation; Postmodernism; Truth O.S. Hawkins
Understanding Real Saving Faith Ephesians  2:8-10 Saving Faith; Faith, Saving Jack Woodard
What God Gave Us At Christmas: The Gospel Ephesians  2:8-13 Christmas; Gospel; Birth of Christ; Salvation Johnny Hunt
Salvation 101 Ephesians  2:8-9 Salvation; Christianity, Basic Terry Trivette


J C PHILPOT - meditations 










ROB SALVATO - Calvary Chapel


  • Ephesians 2:1-2 (pdf)
  • Ephesians 2:3 (pdf)
  • Ephesians 2:4-7 (pdf)
  • Ephesians 2:8-10 (pdf)
  • Ephesians 2:11-12 (pdf)
  • Ephesians 2:13-15 (pdf)
  • Ephesians 2:16-18 (pdf)
  • Ephesians 2:19-22 (pdf)




SERMON ILLUSTRATIONS - from Today in the Word

SERMONS BY VERSE - expositors from the past


  • Ephesians 2:3 Original Sin Stated and Improved (all below on this same page)
  • Ephesians 2:4-7 The Riches of Divine Grace Displayed
  • Ephesians 2:8-10 Salvation by Grace Not Hostile to Good Works
  • Ephesians 2:12-13 The States of the Regenerate and the Unregenerate Contrasted
  • Ephesians 2:18 Access to God by Priesthood
  • Ephesians 2:19-22 The Exalted Privileges of True Christians





Devotionals from Ray Stedman



DAVID STRAIN - First Presbyterian, Jacksonsville, Miss


Excellent comments.








W LEON TUCKER - "WITH HIM" (1917) - very interesting resource!





B F WESTCOTT - 1906, helps to know Greek


OCTAVIUS WINSLOW - devotionals


SERMONS BY VERSE - expositors from the past

A Dead Soul H. G. Salter. Ephesians 2:1
All are Dead by Nature C. H. Spurgeon. Ephesians 2:1
Care for Souls Legend of St. John. Ephesians 2:1
Christ Quickens the Morally Dead Rowland Hill, M. A. Ephesians 2:1
Dead J. Eadie, D. D. Ephesians 2:1
Dead Souls R. Sibbes, D. D. Ephesians 2:1
Image of the Unregenerate Sir James Simpson. Ephesians 2:1
Life from the Dead Charles Haddon Spurgeon Ephesians 2:1
Man Dead in Trespasses and Sins   Ephesians 2:1
On Spiritual Death R. Hall, M. A. Ephesians 2:1
Partially Quickened C. H. Spurgeon. Ephesians 2:1
Quickening Grace James Fergusson. Ephesians 2:1
Quickening of the Dead H. Foster, M. A. Ephesians 2:1
Regeneration J. Parsons. Ephesians 2:1
Sin is the Death of the Soul R. South, D. D. Ephesians 2:1
Spiritual Death T. Croskery Ephesians 2:1
Spiritual Death and Life W. Mackenzie, M. Grigor. Ephesians 2:1
Spiritual Insensibility R. J. McGhee, M. A. Ephesians 2:1
Spiritual Resurrection Charles Haddon Spurgeon Ephesians 2:1
Standing, Yet Dead Henry Varley. Ephesians 2:1
The Dead Man

R. Sibbes, D. D.

Ephesians 2:1
The Nature and Universality of Spiritual Death President Davies, M. A. Ephesians 2:1
The Quickening Power of the Gospel A. F. Muir, M. A. Ephesians 2:1
The Solemnity of Death C. H. Spurgeon. Ephesians 2:1
Various Manifestations of Death W. Graham, D. D. Ephesians 2:1
From Death to Life W.F. Adeney Ephesians 2:1-7
From Death to Life W.F. Adeney Ephesians 2:1-7
The Resurrection and Ascension of the Soul R.M. Edgar Ephesians 2:1-7
Association with Christ R. Finlayson Ephesians 2:1-10
Gospel Reformation Great and Gracious D. Thomas Ephesians 2:1-10
Given Up to Sin J. B. Brown, B. A. Ephesians 2:2
Hatred of Sin St. Anselm Ephesians 2:2
Ruin by Worldliness Charles Stanford, D. D. Ephesians 2:2
Satanic Agency H. Melvill, B. D. Ephesians 2:2
Satanic Influences A. F. Muir, M. A. Ephesians 2:2
Sinners are Captives W. Arnot, D. D. Ephesians 2:2
Subtlety of Evil Spirits John Pulsford. Ephesians 2:2
The Corrupting Power of Sin H. Foster, M. A. Ephesians 2:2
The Life of the Unregenerate Paul Bayne. Ephesians 2:2
The Prince of the Power of the Air A. Barry, D. D. Ephesians 2:2
The Walk of the Dead T. Croskery Ephesians 2:2
Three Fatal Guides in This Walk T. Croskery Ephesians 2:2
Who Walk not After the Flesh, But After the Spirit Hugh Binning Ephesians 2:2
With or Against the Course of This World   Ephesians 2:2
A Misinterpreted Proof Text J. B. Heard, M. A. Ephesians 2:3
All Men by Nature Alike Paul Bayne. Ephesians 2:3
Children of Wrath R. J. McGhee, M. A. Ephesians 2:3
Discipline of the Passions Cumberland. Ephesians 2:3
Fleshly Depravity W. Graham, D. D. Ephesians 2:3
Inherited Depravity Archdeacon Farrar. Ephesians 2:3
Man Innately Bad J. Parker, D. D. Ephesians 2:3
Nature's Testimony to the Wrath of God Ruskin. Ephesians 2:3
Original Sin, a Fact Dean Alford. Ephesians 2:3
The Mind Sinful Coleridge's Table Talk. Ephesians 2:3
The Misery of Man's Natural State T. Boston, D. D. Ephesians 2:3
The Power of Religion   Ephesians 2:3
The State of Nature and the State of Grace H. Foster, M. A. Ephesians 2:3
The True Fountain of Spiritual Death T. Croskery Ephesians 2:3
Universal Depravity a Proof of Original Sin Hodge. Ephesians 2:3
God is Rich in Mercy W. Graham, D. D. Ephesians 2:4
God is Rich in Mercy D. L. Moody. Ephesians 2:4
God Rich in Mercy H. W. Beecher. Ephesians 2:4
God's Mercy Towards the Sinner Querico Rossi. Ephesians 2:4
His Great Love   Ephesians 2:4
Mercy Divine and Human T. Guthrie, D. D. Ephesians 2:4
The Love of God E. White. Ephesians 2:4
The Mercy and Love of God M. Villiers, D. D. Ephesians 2:4
The Mercy of God Paul Bayne. Ephesians 2:4
The Resurrection of Dead Souls Alexander Maclaren Ephesians 2:4
The Signs of Love W. Graham, D. D. Ephesians 2:4
The True Origin of Salvation T. Croskery Ephesians 2:4
The Believer's Union with Christ T. Croskery Ephesians 2:5
By the Grace of God   Ephesians 2:5-6
Deliverance J. S. Muir. Ephesians 2:5-6
Heaven Won T. Guthrie, D. D. Ephesians 2:5-6
Heavenly Places J. S. Muir. Ephesians 2:5-6
Heavenly Places Baxendale. Ephesians 2:5-6
Man's Misery and God's Mercy Paul Bayne. Ephesians 2:5-6
Promotion by Goodness Denton. Ephesians 2:5-6
Quickening the Dead   Ephesians 2:5-6
Religion Raises Men Up C. H. Spurgeon. Ephesians 2:5-6
Resurrection with Christ C. H. Spurgeon. Ephesians 2:5-6
Salvation by Grace   Ephesians 2:5-6
Salvation for the Lost James Sherman Ephesians 2:5-6
Salvation in Christ H. Foster, M. A. Ephesians 2:5-6
The Cause, Means, and Effects of Salvation P. J. McGhee, M. A. Ephesians 2:5-6
The Dead Quickened Thomas Young. Ephesians 2:5-6
The Grace of God Life of Rev. John Brown, of Haddington. Ephesians 2:5-6
Blessings in the Ages to Come H. Foster, M. A. Ephesians 2:7
God's Kindness to Man   Ephesians 2:7
Good Things to Come D. L. Moody. Ephesians 2:7
How Grace Operates J. Eadie, D. D. Ephesians 2:7
Restraining Grace   Ephesians 2:7
Salvation by Grace Essex Congregational Remembrancer Ephesians 2:7
The Ages to Come H. W. Beecher. Ephesians 2:7
The Believer's Future C. H. Spurgeon. Ephesians 2:7
The Design of the Dispensation of Mercy T. Croskery Ephesians 2:7
The Exceeding Riches of Grace D. L. Moody. Ephesians 2:7
The Riches of God's Grace Paul Bayne. Ephesians 2:7
The Riches of Grace' Alexander Maclaren Ephesians 2:7
Unappropriated Riches D. L. Moody. Ephesians 2:7
Unexpected Developments H. W. Beecher. Ephesians 2:7
All of Grace Charles Haddon Spurgeon Ephesians 2:8
Grace and Faith W.F. Adeney Ephesians 2:8
Salvation: Grace: Faith Alexander Maclaren

Ephesians 2:8

The Scripture Way of Salvation John Wesley Ephesians 2:8
All Glory to God W. Gurnall. Ephesians 2:8-10
Bishop Ryle's Conversion   Ephesians 2:8-10
Christian Humility E. Blencowe, M. A. Ephesians 2:8-10
Faith: its Meaning, Source, and Power W. Cunningham, D. D. Ephesians 2:8-10
Faith: What is It? How Can it be Obtained C. H. Spurgeon. Ephesians 2:8-10
God's Gift Cawdray. Ephesians 2:8-10
God's Grace and Man's Salvation Paul Bayne. Ephesians 2:8-10
Good Works not to be Boasted Of E. White. Ephesians 2:8-10
Hot of Works   Ephesians 2:8-10
How We are Saved J. Vaughan, M. A. Ephesians 2:8-10
Humility Delights in Concealment H. G. Salter. Ephesians 2:8-10
No Room for Pride W. Gurnall. Ephesians 2:8-10
Salvation J. Eadie, D. D. Ephesians 2:8-10
Salvation a Gift   Ephesians 2:8-10
Salvation All of Grace C. H. Spurgeon. Ephesians 2:8-10
Salvation by Grace R. W. Dale, LL. D. Ephesians 2:8-10
Salvation by Grace R. Shutte, M. A. Ephesians 2:8-10
Salvation by the Sovereign Love and Free Grace of God R. Montgomery. Ephesians 2:8-10
Salvation in its Completeness: the Place of Faith and Works T. Croskery Ephesians 2:8-10
Salvation of God Through Faith John Pulsford. Ephesians 2:8-10
Salvation, its Root and its Fruit R.M. Edgar Ephesians 2:8-10
Saved W. Hay Aitken, M. A. Ephesians 2:8-10
Saved by Grace W. Hay Aitken, M. A. Ephesians 2:8-10
The Clinging Power of Faith C. H. Spurgeon. Ephesians 2:8-10
The Freeness of Grace and Love W. Bridge. Ephesians 2:8-10
The Mistake of Relying Upon Faith Considered Bishop Hoadly. Ephesians 2:8-10
The Qualities of Justifying Faith Paul Bayne. Ephesians 2:8-10
The Realizing Power of Faith C. H. Spurgeon. Ephesians 2:8-10
The Respective Places of Faith and Works in Salvation J. Lathrop, D. D. Ephesians 2:8-10
The Source and Way of Salvation John Hannah, D. D. Ephesians 2:8-10
We are Saved by Faith -- not of Ourselves D. L. Moody. Ephesians 2:8-10
We are Saved by Grace Only   Ephesians 2:8-10
Works Excluded Paul Bayne. Ephesians 2:8-10
Works, no Sure Foundation Bishop Ryle. Ephesians 2:8-10
The Agreement of Salvation by Grace with Walking in Good Works Charles Haddon Spurgeon Ephesians 2:9
A Bird's-Eye View of Life James Stalker, M. A. Ephesians 2:10
A Christian Christ's Workmanship   Ephesians 2:10
Believers are God's Workmanship Paul Bayne. Ephesians 2:10
Christian Men God's Workmanship R. W. Dale, LL. D. Ephesians 2:10
Conversion, the Soul, and God Joseph Cook. Ephesians 2:10
God's Workmanship R. J. McGhee, M. A. Ephesians 2:10
God's Workmanship W.F. Adeney Ephesians 2:10
God's Workmanship and Our Works Alexander Maclaren Ephesians 2:10
Good Works C. J. Goodhart, M. A. Ephesians 2:10
Good Works are God-Inspired Thomas Jones. Ephesians 2:10
Good Works for Believers H. Foster, M. A. Ephesians 2:10
Good Works Prepared Paul Bayne. Ephesians 2:10
Justified Persons are God's Workmanship H. Harris, B. D. Ephesians 2:10
Man's Creation unto Good Works Thomas Jones. Ephesians 2:10
New Creatures Prepared for Good Works T. Manton, D. D. Ephesians 2:10
Perseverance in Good Works G. Swinnock. Ephesians 2:10
Prepared Works J. Vaughan, M. A. Ephesians 2:10
Professors Without Good Works C. H. Spurgeon. Ephesians 2:10
The Christian is the Noblest Work of God   Ephesians 2:10
The Divine Workmanship Thomas Jones. Ephesians 2:10
The Heavenly Workman T. Champness. Ephesians 2:10
The Nature and Necessity of Good Works   Ephesians 2:10
The New Creation of Believers T. Manton, D. D. Ephesians 2:10
The Singular Origin of a Christian Man C. H. Spurgeon. Ephesians 2:10
The Use of Good Works   Ephesians 2:10
Conversion a Great Change   Ephesians 2:11
Miseries of a Pagan Condition, a Motive to Missionary Zea J. Burns, D. D. Ephesians 2:11
Remembrance of Former Sinful State H. Foster, M. A. Ephesians 2:11
Remembrance of Our Miserable Condition by Nature Paul Bayne. Ephesians 2:11
The Uses of Remembrance T. Croskery Ephesians 2:11
Then and Now T. Guthrie, D. D. Ephesians 2:11
Gospel Reconciliation - its Subjects, Agency, and Results D. Thomas Ephesians 2:11-22
The Spiritual Temple R.M. Edgar Ephesians 2:11-22
Union of Jews and Gentiles in the Christian Church R. Finlayson Ephesians 2:11-22
A Solemn Deprival Charles Haddon Spurgeon Ephesians 2:12
Dark Depths W.F. Adeney Ephesians 2:12
Having no Hope T. Guthrie, D. D. Ephesians 2:12
Hope Abandoned   Ephesians 2:12
Hopefulness and Steadfastness Joseph Parker, D. D. Ephesians 2:12
Hopes for Eternity, What They Rest On T. Guthrie, D. D. Ephesians 2:12
Life Without Christ J. Vaughan, M. A. Ephesians 2:12
Mournful Ignorance T. Guthrie, D. D. Ephesians 2:12
Practical Atheism W. Nevins, D. D. Ephesians 2:12
Spiritual Misery Paul Bayne. Ephesians 2:12
The Christless State C. H. Spurgeon. Ephesians 2:12
The Misery of Being Without God T. Watson. Ephesians 2:12
The Religious Position of the Heathen T. Croskery Ephesians 2:12
Without Christ Bishop Ryle. Ephesians 2:12
Without Christ   Ephesians 2:12
Without God Paul Bayne. Ephesians 2:12
Without God in the World John Foster. Ephesians 2:12
Aliens Brought Nigh to God Paul Bayne. Ephesians 2:13
Atonement in Christ's Blood W. Graham, D. D. Ephesians 2:13
Brought Nigh by Christ T. B. Baker. Ephesians 2:13
Brought Nigh Through Death D. L. Moody. Ephesians 2:13
Jesus the Only Hope Dr. Talmage. Ephesians 2:13
Made Nigh in a New Bond John Pulsford. Ephesians 2:13
Nearness to God C. H. Spurgeon. Ephesians 2:13
Nearness to God in the Blood of Christ T. Croskery Ephesians 2:13
Need of the Blood of Jesus C. D. Foss. Ephesians 2:13
Our Glorious Transforming Charles Haddon Spurgeon Ephesians 2:13
Sin, the Separator J. Vaughan, M. A. Ephesians 2:13
Sinners Brought Nigh by the Blood of Christ Theological Sketchbook Ephesians 2:13
The Blood of Christ S. M. Haughton. Ephesians 2:13
The Christian's Retrospect W. C. Crane, D. D. Ephesians 2:13
The Nearness of God J. H. Wilson, D. D. Ephesians 2:13
Value of Christ's Brood Dr. R. Newton. Ephesians 2:13
Christian Church R. Finlayson Ephesians 2:11-22
Christ Our Peace W.F. Adeney Ephesians 2:13-18
Christ Our Peace W.F. Adeney Ephesians 2:13-18
Christ Our Peace Paul Bayne. Ephesians 2:14
Christ the Peace of His People J. Irons. Ephesians 2:14
Peace Already Made   Ephesians 2:14
Peace and Comfort Through the Atonement C. H. Spurgeon. Ephesians 2:14
Peace from Christ Alone Paul Bayne. Ephesians 2:14
Peace in Jesus Only   Ephesians 2:14
Peace Through Christ American. Ephesians 2:14
Reconciliation Through Christ   Ephesians 2:14
The Need of Reconciliation W. Gurnall. Ephesians 2:14
The Partition Wall Removed James Fergusson. Ephesians 2:14
The Prince of Peace Joseph Ogle. Ephesians 2:14
Christ Our Peace T. Croskery Ephesians 2:14-16
Abolition of the Ceremonial, But not of the Moral, Law James Fergusson. Ephesians 2:15
Christ Abolishing the Enmity A. Barry, D. D. Ephesians 2:15
One New Man in Christ A. Barry, D. D. Ephesians 2:15
The Use of the Law   Ephesians 2:15
Union in the Church James Fergusson. Ephesians 2:15
Christ's Cross Caughey. Ephesians 2:16
Peace At the Cross   Ephesians 2:16
Reconciliation Paul Bayne. Ephesians 2:16
Reconciliation Through the Cross C. H. Spurgeon. Ephesians 2:16
The Power of the Gospel to Dissolve the Enmity of the Human Heart Against God T. Chalmers, D. D. Ephesians 2:16
Christ Preaching Peace Paul Bayne. Ephesians 2:17
Mercy Waiting for Applicants Little's Historical Lights. Ephesians 2:17
Peace Through Christ   Ephesians 2:17
Peace with God Clerical World Ephesians 2:17
The Gospel Preached W. Baxendale. Ephesians 2:17
The Great Preacher R. S. Muir. Ephesians 2:17
The Proclamation of Peace T. Croskery Ephesians 2:17
True Peace Only in Christ C. H. Spurgeon. Ephesians 2:17
A Trinity Sunday Sermon Phillips Brooks, D. D. Ephesians 2:18
Access to God Paul Bayne. Ephesians 2:18
Access to God T. J. Judkin. Ephesians 2:18
Access to God by Christ Essex Congregational Remembrancer Ephesians 2:18
Access to the Father, Through the Son, by the Spirit G. A. Rogers, M. A. Ephesians 2:18
Bold Access to the Father T. Guthrie D. D. Ephesians 2:18
Christian Prayer a Witness of Christian Fellowship E. L. Hull, B. A. Ephesians 2:18
Our Access to the Father T. Croskery Ephesians 2:18
The Confidence of Children D. L. Moody. Ephesians 2:18
The Doctrine of the Trinity Canon A. S. Farrar. Ephesians 2:18
The Doctrine of the Trinity R. Winterbotham, M. A. Ephesians 2:18
The Nature and Beauty of Gospel Worship J. Owen. Ephesians 2:18
The True God is to be Worshipped as Existing in Three Persons N. Emmons, D. D. Ephesians 2:18
Fellow Citizens H. J. Wilmot-Buxton, M. A. Ephesians 2:19
Fellow Citizens with the Saints J. Slade, M. A. Ephesians 2:19
Saintly Citizenship Paul Bayne. Ephesians 2:19

The Best Fellowship

  Ephesians 2:19
The Church a City T. Croskery Ephesians 2:19
The Church a Family T. Croskery Ephesians 2:19
The Communion of Saints Daniel Moore, M. A. Ephesians 2:19
The Communion of Saints H. G. Salter. Ephesians 2:19
The Relation of the Members of the Household to One Another W. G. Herder. Ephesians 2:19
The Relation of the Members to the Heed of the Household W. G. Herder.

Ephesians 2:19

The Christian Temple W.F. Adeney Ephesians 2:19-22
the Chief Corner-Stone' Alexander Maclaren Ephesians 2:20
The Scriptures Reveal Eternal Life Through Jesus Christ Hugh Binning Ephesians 2:20
A New and Physical Metaphor A. Barry, D. D. Ephesians 2:20-22
Believers are Temples F. W. Robertson, M. A. Ephesians 2:20-22
Believers God's Habitation Paul Bayne. Ephesians 2:20-22
Christ a Builder A. Maclaren, D. D. Ephesians 2:20-22
Christ the Cornerstone A. Barry, D. D. Ephesians 2:20-22
Christian Unity Anonymous. Ephesians 2:20-22
God's Temple W. J. Chapman, M. A. Ephesians 2:20-22
Growth and Permanence T. Carlyle. Ephesians 2:20-22
Growth in Holiness D. L. Moody. Ephesians 2:20-22
Home Symbols Sunday Teacher's Treasury Ephesians 2:20-22
Inhabited by the Holy Spirit James Freeman Clarke. Ephesians 2:20-22
Jesus Christ Himself C. H. Spurgeon. Ephesians 2:20-22
Jesus Christ Himself the Marrow and Essence of the Gospel C. H. Spurgeon. Ephesians 2:20-22
Jesus Christ Himself the Proof of the Gospel C. H. Spurgeon. Ephesians 2:20-22
Jesus Our Rock J. H. M. D'Aubigne, D. D. Ephesians 2:20-22
Living Temples E. Blencowe, M. A. Ephesians 2:20-22
Necessity of Holiness   Ephesians 2:20-22
The Building A. P. Perceval, B.C. L. Ephesians 2:20-22
The Christian Church J. Lathrop, D. D. Ephesians 2:20-22
The Christian Temple J. A. James. Ephesians 2:20-22
The Church   Ephesians 2:20-22
The Church, a Building H. Foster, M. A. Ephesians 2:20-22
The Foundation of the Apostles and Prophets A. Barry, D. D. Ephesians 2:20-22
The Growth of the New Kingdom John Pulsford. Ephesians 2:20-22
The Growth of the Structure J. Eadie, D. D. Ephesians 2:20-22
The Rival Builders Clerical Anecdotes Ephesians 2:20-22
The Spiritual Building Isaiah Birt. Ephesians 2:20-22
The Spiritual Temple A. F. Barfield. Ephesians 2:20-22
The Tabernacle of the Most High C. H. Spurgeon. Ephesians 2:20-22
The Temple of the Faithful Paul Bayne. Ephesians 2:20-22
The True Foundation T. L. Cuyler, D. D. Ephesians 2:20-22
Thy Spiritual Building Paul Bayne. Ephesians 2:20-22
Truth -- a Strong Foundation J. Vaughan, M. A. Ephesians 2:20-22
The Church a Holy Temple T. Croskery Ephesians 2:21, 22