Paul testifies of what Christ taught us about conversion: a clean break from the former life and an adoption of the new, which involves a continual renewal of the mind.
Paul explains the purpose of ministry: maturity of the church unto the fulness of Christ that comes through the contribution of every member.
Within the unity of the church, each member is uniquely gifted grace from Christ, and Christ also gives individuals who will prepare church members for the work of service.
Paul urges the church to live up to their new identity in Christ by bearing with others and preserving unity.
Paul prays for the Ephesians to be strengthened, to know Christ’s love, and to be divinely filled.
Paul once more points out his unworthiness to serve the Lord and His people, then he calls the gospel "the unfathomable riches of Christ” and explains God’s eternal purpose in the gospel.