Ephesians presents believers with assurance, exhilarating worship, and forceful exhortation--a bracing challenge. Thomas R. Yoder Neufeld listens to the letter with the conviction that worship and work are one, and that faithfulness is a gift of grace. The church treasures Ephesians as a rich resource for worship, theology, and exhortation. Power, peace, and new creation are gifts of grace that equip the church to enter the conflict with forces still resisting the reconciling embrace of God. This book has essays, bibliographies, charts, a map, and an index. Believers church refers to churches in the Anabaptist heritage of faith. Ephesians is the 15th commentary in the Believers Church Bible Commentary series, sponsored by the Brethren Church, Church of the Brethren, Brethren in Christ Church, Mennonite Brethren Church, and the Mennonite Church.
Ephesians presents readers with a volatile mix of assurance, exhilarating worship, and forceful exhortation-a bracing challenge to today's church. The letter convinces Thomas R. Yoder Neufeld that the grace-gift of faithfulness leads to worship. Power, peace, and new creation are gifts of grace equipping the church to participate in God's reconciling embrace.This commentary guides readers to a life-changing encounter with Ephesians, probing interpretations, refreshing Christian teaching, and calling everyone to "walk" accordingly, with a song in heart and throat. 402 Pages.