In the book of Ephesians, Paul wrote to them from prison in Rome. He was checking up on them. Paul heard a lot wonderful things coming out of the Church at Ephesus. He heard how the church was reaching out to not only the city but was moving out into the countryside. Six other churches were started because of the church at Ephesus. Paul reminded them that our life is in Christ Jesus, who paid the price for our sins. He said that this was the plan of God and by HIs grace we received His inheritance. God’s inheritance is redemption through the blood of Jesus Christ and following Him all the way home. There are many forces that push against us in this world, the cares of this world, fear, guilt, anger and unbelief. Paul wrote to encourage the saints to keep going. He wrote that because people get discouraged when the world pushes back against the gospel. But when we go in the power of the Holy Spirit, the world sees God and what He can do. This is where things change and God shows His love. We are saved by the love of God and that love is shown to the world when we are faithful in Christ Jesus. This means that we will walked in the Spirit and not in the flesh. Paul was concerned that the Ephesians would not follow after Jesus and lose their way. Ephesus was the center of Christianity in the first century. But they did lose their way. The center of Christianity moved to Alexandria, Egypt in the second century. We are called to be faithful in Christ Jesus. So, who are the faithful in Christ Jesus?