Exegetical Paper Ephesians 6:10-20

Only available on StudyMode
  • Download(s) : 882
  • Published : May 14, 2012
Open Document
Text Preview
LIBERTY UNIVERSITY

EXEGETICAL PAPER
EPHESIANS 6:10-20

A PAPER SUBMITTED TO DR. LUCAS
IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR
THE COURSE NBST 652 HERMENEUTICS

LIBERTY THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

BY
KELLY TODD

LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA
FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2012
CONTENTS
OBSESERVATIONS1
MAIN IDEA3
OUTLINE3
INTRODUCTION4
HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL CONTENT5
LITERARY CONTEXT6
CONTENT7
The Offensive Comes From God7
The Defensive Comes From God7
The Battle is Vast8
The Armor of God is for Protection8
The Alert Believer Prays11
APPLICATION15
BIBLIOGRAPHY13

OBSERVATIONS
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. 19 Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.

Authorial References
1. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood (v.12)
2. Pray also for me (v. 19)
3. whenever I speak (v. 19)
4. so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, (v. 19) 5. for which I am an ambassador in chains (v. 20)
6. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly (v. 20)
7. as I should. (v. 20)

Recipient Refrences
8. , so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes (v. 11) 9. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, (v. 12)
10. you may be able to stand your ground (v. 13)
11. after you have done everything (v. 13)
12. with the belt of truth buckled around your waist (v. 14) 13. and with your feet fitted with the readiness (v. 15)
14. with which you can extinguish (v. 16)

Comparisons /Contrasts
16. Contrast between physical and spiritual struggles. (v. 12) 17. Contrast between the shield of faith and flaming arrow (v. 16)

Cause and Effect
18. {Cause}Put on the full armor of God,{Effect} stand against the devil’s schemes. (v. 11) 19. {Cause} Put on the armor of God, {Effect}standing your ground. (v. 13) 20. {Cause} take up shield of faith {effect} extinguish flaming arrows from the devil. (v. 16) 21. {Cause} pray for me {Effect} make known the mystery of the Gospel (v. 19)

Lists
22. Flesh, blood, rulers, authorities, powers of this dark world and spiritual forces of evil. (v. 12) 23. belt of truth, breastplate of righteousness, feet fitted with the readiness, shield of faith, of salvation, sword of the Spirit (v. 14-17) 24. Things to pray for - all kinds of prayers and requests, the Lord’s people, words may be given me, declare it fearlessly. (v. 18-20)

Conjunctions
25. And (vs. 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 18, 18)
26.So (vs. 11, 13, 19)
27. For (vs. 12, 13, 20)
28. But (vs. 12)

Conclusion
29. So that (v. 11)
30. Therefore (v. 13)
31. So that (v. 13)
32. So that (v. 19)
33. As I should (v. 20)

Key terms and Phrases
34. Finally (vs. 10)
35. Strength (vs.10)
36. Might (vs.10)
37. Armor (vs....
tracking img