The book of Ephesians was written to people who lived in a culture that was saturated with idols. The Ephesians were constantly tempted to look to something other than Jesus to give them their identity. Sadly, things haven’t changed a whole lot in the last 2,000 years. We live in a culture that constantly tells us that our identity is found in what we have or have not done; what job we have or what career we are hoping for; how we have succeeded or how we have failed. This, simply, is anti-gospel and anti-Jesus. The gospel says that the identity we all need is one that cannot be taken away by our failure or circumstances. The identity that we need is found only in Christ.