What was Paul encouraging the Ephesians to do?

One thought:
Paul wrote two letters fairly close together and had Tychicus(Ephesians 6:21+22/Colossians 4:7-9) deliver them. Both the letter to the congregation in Ephesus and the letter to the congregation in Colossae, contained similar council, since they shared many of the same problems. We, in our modern, self-serving, materialistic world today, can also get good council from these letters from Paul.
**Ephesus was a wealthy city, and materialism was a real threat to the Christian congregation. Paul, therefore, encouraged Christians to turn away from this type of thinking, and instead, seek the 'true' riches' that come from faith in God (Ephesians 1:7, 18; Ephesians 2:7; Ephesians 3:8, 16) .
**Immorality was also a severe problem in the city of Ephesus , so Paul encouraged them to 'strip off the OLD personality with it's practices and to put on the NEW one created in God's image' . Christians were not to be acting in obscene ways, but should be good examples to others (Ephesians 4:20-24; Ephesians 5:3-5).
**Pagan false religion and crimes of all kinds were normal around the famed 'Temple of Artemis' in Ephesus, and Paul spoke out against this type of behavior for those in the Christian congregation, encouraging them NOT to adopt the dark demonic ways of the those around them (Ephesians 4:17,18,25-32)(Ephesians 6:11&12).
**Paul encouraged the Ephesians to appreciate the provisions God has made through Jesus (Ephesians 1:15-23 Ephesians 3:14-21) and to keep themselves clean and strong spiritually (Ephesians 6:14-24)