Know Who You Are In Christ (Part 5)

10/26/2014

Know Who You Are In Christ Pt 5

 Ephesians 4:1-16

 

Christians are Free & Should Live as Free People

As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.  Eph 4:1

 

 YOUR NAME HERE Should Behave Like Christ

 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.  Eph 4:2

 

 Christians Should Always Strive For Christian Unity

Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.  Eph 4:3

 

All Christians Are Christians!

There is one body and one Spirit– just as you were called to one hope when you were called– one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
Eph 4:4-6

 

All Christians Have Spiritual Giftedness

But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. This is why it says: “When he ascended on high, he led captives in his train and gave gifts to men.”  Eph 4:7-8

 

A Christian Life Is Only Possible Because Of His Ascension

What does “he ascended” mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions? He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.  Eph 4:9-10

 

A Christian’s Giftedness Is Meant to Benefit Others!

 It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.  Eph 4:11-13

 

 The Goal of Christian Faith is to Become Christlike

Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.  Eph 4:14-16

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