Paul’s third missionary journey was his most successful, by far. Paul spends A.D. 54-57 in Ephesus, a dazzling deep-water port city on the west coast of Asian Minor. A very wealthy city and the home of the Temple of Diana (one of the seven wonders of the ancient world), Ephesus could boast a population of 250,000, a fabulous theater seating 25,000, marble streets (with street lighting at night - one of only three such cities in the Roman Empire), and a deep and abiding love of literature, theater, and culture. Paul is a sophisticated urban creature, and he is very much at home in Ephesus. By the end of his nearly three-year stay, Paul can rightly claim that “all of Asia Minor had heard the gospel” as a result of his efforts in Ephesus.
Ephesians is one of three epistles and one letter that Paul writes while in Rome, A.D. 60-62 (Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon). Often incorrectly referred to as one of Paul’s “prison epistles” (he was not in prison in Rome in A.D. 60-62; he was living in his own rented house, free to come and go as he pleased), Ephesians is a brilliant exposition of Paul’s thesis that we are “saved by grace through faith”. It is also a glittering display of Paul’s rhetorical fireworks. Logos Bible Study’s Dr. Bill Creasy examines this extraordinary epistle in detail.
This audiobook is a fascinating examination of Ephesians, the epistle written by the apostle Paul around A. D. 60. Best-selling author and renowned Bible scholar Dr. Bill Creasy showcases his dedication and knowledge of the subject, welcoming listeners with his down-to-earth, humorous lecturing style. He makes his ancient subject lively and relevant, and creates scenes and narratives that are both easy to follow and entertaining. Anyone wishing to deepen his study of Ephesians will be happy to join the large and loving audience who depend on Dr. Creasy's spiritual guidance.
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Fantastic series of lectures!
- Kenneth N. Peach