God has blessed us with spiritual blessings, and has made us his adopted children. In Christ, we have redemption from our sins.
In Christ we have received an inheritance as God's own people.
Paul prays that God will give the Ephesian Christians a spirit of wisdom and revelation.
We were dead in sin, but God in his love has made us alive in Christ.
Paul reminds those born Gentiles––called "the uncircumcision" by circumcised Jews––that all have become one in Christ, who is our peace.
Paul has become a prisoner for Christ for the sake of the Gentiles, to whom he has been called to proclaim the Good News of Christ.
Paul prays that the Ephesian Christians will be strengthened in their inner beings.
Live lives worthy of your calling, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit.
Paul establishes guidelines for Christian behavior: Speak the truth. Don't allow anger to prompt you to sin. Don't steal. Don't speak evil. Put away bitterness, wrath, and slander. Forgive. Renounce pagan ways.
You were once in darkness, but now in Christ you are in the light. Renounce darkness and live in the light.
Be careful how you live––not unwisely but wisely. Renounce foolishness. Don't get drunk, but instead fill yourself with the Spirit. Give God thanks.
Put on the whole armor of God to enable you to stand against the wiles of the devil. Pray in the Spirit at all times.