1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and faithful in Christ Jesus:
of Jesus Christ
Paul was Christ’s apostle; he was not the church’s apostle. He was a special emissary on special divine assignment from Christ (John 17:18). He took his marching orders from Jesus Christ.
The believer should consider himself a personal representative of Christ.
God does not call everyone to be apostles but He does call us to personally represent Him on earth. As Paul always made clear where he stood on the most important person in the universe, so should we. People should never guess where we stand about Jesus. We nail our flag to the top of the flagpole. We serve Him with unwavering zeal.