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  • 1. Spiritual Gifts Spiritual Gifts in the Book of Ephesians
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  • 3. A Different Perspective
    • Romans begins with the disabilities of man
    • Not just in terms of salvation (chapters 1-3) but also in terms of sanctification (chapters 6-8)
    • Romans 8:25 “ What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? ”
    • Ephesians looks from the top down perspective
  • 4. The Outline of Ephesians
    • Ephesians is still dealing with the relationship between Jews and Gentiles
    • God’s salvation is about what God did- not Jewish or Gentile people did !
    • THE CHURCH IS THE GOAL TO WHICH GOD HAS BEEN WORKING TOWARDS FOR ALL TIME
    • Chapter 2- God is reconciling mankind
    • Jews and Gentiles have been brought together into one body through the work of Jesus Christ
  • 5. The Outline of Ephesians
    • Chapter 3- The revelation of the mystery of the Church
    • The audience to what is taking place are the celestial powers in verse 10
    • Chapter 4 & 5- Unity and spiritual growth of the Church
    • The power for us to accomplish our mission is in proportion to the victory Jesus won on the cross
  • 6. The Outline of Ephesians
    • To accomplish this purpose God gave spiritually gifted people to the Church to build upon the foundation of the Word of the Lord
    • All 4 gifts have one thing in common- all four are central to the Word of God
    • Chapter 5- Right relationship through proper submission
    • Chapter 6- Spiritual warfare
  • 7. The Unique Contribution of Ephesians
    • Look at the magnitude of what God is doing!
    • A magnitude of time- eternity past to eternity future
    • The magnitude of who is encompassed- Jews, Gentiles and the angelic powers
    • So do not minimize your spiritual gift!
  • 8. The Unique Contribution of Ephesians
    • Second, our focus needs to be on the Word of the Lord
    • Third, spiritual gifts operate in community
    • Fourth, all of this begins with the gift of salvation found only in Jesus Christ
  • 9. I Believe in Jesus
    • I believe in Jesus,
    • I believe He is the Son of God,
    • I believe He died and rose again,
    • I believe He paid for us all.
    • And I believe that He’s here now,
    • (I believe that He’s here)
    • standing in our midst.
    • Here with the power to heal now
    • (With the power to heal)
    • And the grace to forgive.
  • 10.
    • I believe in You, Lord,
    • I believe You are the Son of God,
    • I believe You died and rose again,
    • I believe You paid for us all.
    • And I believe that You’re here now,
    • (I believe that You’re here)
    • standing in our midst.
    • Here with the power to heal now,
    • (With the power to heal)
    • And the grace to forgive.