The New Testament is a collection of twenty-seven books. All of the books come from the first followers of Jesus. Some of the books take only a few minutes to read. But before you read the books in the New Testament, it helps to know what each book is about.

 

When you see a word marked like *this, you will find the word explained in a Word List. You will find the list at the end of this article.

 

Here are a few words to help you to read the New Testament book of Ephesians. Ephesians is one of the books that Paul wrote. Paul was a leader in the early *church. He wrote many letters to help encourage the people of God. Paul wrote more letters than any other of the New Testament writers. The New Testament includes thirteen of those letters.

 

After you read what Ephesians is about, you will find some verses to read. These verses will help you understand how Paul wrote and what was important to him.

 

Ephesians

 

Paul wrote this letter when he was in prison. He went to prison because he was a follower of Jesus. The book is full of hope and help. It tells about all the good things a believer has in Christ. The book also tells people how God wants them to live. It tells them how to fight against evil forces.

 

Reading Ephesians
Verses to Get You Started

 

God has saved us.
Ephesians 1:3-14

God showed us his mercy in Jesus.
Ephesians 2:1-10

We are part of God’s family.
Ephesians 2:11-18

We are to live as God’s children.
Ephesians 4:20-32

We are to fight against evil.
Ephesians 6:10-20

 

Word List

Church: A group of people who follow and believe in Jesus Christ. A meeting of those who believe in Jesus Christ.