Detailed outline of the Book of Ephesians

  1. Greetings (1:1–2)
  2. The Divine Purpose: The Glory and Headship of Christ (1:3–14)
  3. Prayer That Christians May Realize God’s Purpose and Power (1:15–23)
  4. Steps Toward the Fulfillment of God’s Purpose (chs. 2–3)
    1. Salvation of Individuals by Grace (2:1–10)
    2. Reconciliation of Jew and Gentile through the Cross (2:11–18)
    3. Uniting of Jew and Gentile in One Household (2:19–22)
    4. Revelation of God’s Wisdom through the Church (3:1–13)
    5. Prayer for Deeper Experience of God’s Fullness (3:14–21)
  5. Practical Ways to Fulfill God’s Purpose in the Church (4:1—6:20)
    1. Unity (4:1–6)
    2. Maturity (4:7–16)
    3. Renewal of Personal Life (4:17—5:20)
    4. Deference in Personal Relationships (5:21—6:9)
      1. Principle (5:21)
      2. Husbands and wives (5:22–33)
      3. Children and parents (6:1–4)
      4. Slaves and masters (6:5–9)
    5. Strength in the Spiritual Conflict (6:10–20)
  6. Conclusion, Final Greetings and Benediction (6:21–24)
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