In the study of the seven epistles to the seven churches of Asia, memorialized in the second and third chapters of the Revelation, it is significant that the first message is addressed to the Church at Ephesus. Paul's epistle to the Ephesian church was the first in order of his prison epistles; and may have been read to both the Ephesian and Laodicean Christians (Col. 4:16). It is peculiarly a church epistle, but presents to the individual Christian the certainty of conflict and the way of conquest. The writer believes that the three-fold feature of this book is not arbitrarily introduced. He began its study with no thought whatever of reducing the book to any numerical basis. The divisions were, in every case, the result of careful investigation. He commits this volume to the reading public in the hope of making the epistle to the Ephesians as attractive to students as it has seemed instructive and inspiring to recent auditors!