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1. A native or inhabitant of ancient Ephesus.
2. Ephesians(used with a sing. verb) See Table at Bible.
Of or relating to ancient Ephesus or its people, language, or culture.

[From Latin Ephesiī, inhabitants of Ephesus, from Greek Ephesioi, from Ephesos, Ephesus.]
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(Bible) (functioning as singular) a book of the New Testament (in full The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Ephesians), containing an exposition of the divine plan for the world and the consummation of this in Christ
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(ɪˈfi ʒənz)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
a book of the New Testament, written by Paul.
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Noun1.Ephesians - a New Testament book containing the epistle from Saint Paul to the Ephesians which explains the divine plan for the world and the consummation of this in ChristEphesians - a New Testament book containing the epistle from Saint Paul to the Ephesians which explains the divine plan for the world and the consummation of this in Christ
New Testament - the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible
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References in classic literature ?
One may read the Scriptures and believe, but he can not go and stand yonder in the ruined theatre and in imagination people it again with the vanished multitudes who mobbed Paul's comrades there and shouted, with one voice, "Great is Diana of the Ephesians!" The idea of a shout in such a solitude as this almost makes one shudder.
* Herostratus, or Eratostratus--an Ephesian, who wantonly set fire to the famous temple of Diana, in order to commemorate his name by so uncommon an action.
swept along by every wind of teaching" (Ephesians 4:14).
I am ever more convinced that the only adequate answer to this "outdated" document is "incarnational theology," the doctrine of the cosmic Christ, especially of Ephesians and Colossians.
Paul opened his letter to followers of Jesus in Ephesus by explaining that God "chose us in Christ" and adopted us as children of God (Ephesians 1:4-5).
Thanksgiving and Prayer was the message read by Ian Baxter from Ephesians 1:15-23 Linthwaite Methodist Church Young |Players are presenting Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Church Centre, Stones Lane, Linthwaite on Thursday 27th & Friday 28th November at 7.15pm and again on Saturday November 29 at 2.15pm.
Ephesians 2:1-10: Grace through Faith--Chapter 2 of the Letter to the Ephesians deaLs with the transformation the Ephesians have taken.
Ephesians 2 tells us: For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.
"Do not use harmful words, but only helpful words, the kind that build up and provide what is needed, so that what you say will do good to those who hear you." - Ephesians 4:29 (Good News Translation) ARE you a negative person?
They cover witnessing to the restorative justice of God in 2 Corinthians 5:16-6:13, Jesus as a practitioner of nonviolent direct action in Mark 1-3, Jesus as a teacher of restorative justice in Matthew 18, and Jesus' cross and the peacemaking vocation of the church in Ephesians. A second volume looks at how ambassadors of peace inspired by the scripture might act concretely in today's world.
According to Paul, "in his flesh he has made both groups into one and has broken down the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us" (Ephesians 2:14).
Alternatively, he can have faith, knowing that God 'is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think' (Ephesians 3:20).