The Strength of Church - Lesson #4

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This is part of the "Strength of the Church" series which was presented during a gospel meeting in Peytona, WV.

This lesson deals with Ephesians 4.

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The Strength of Church - Lesson #4

  1. 1. The Benefits of “in” Strength How Do I “in” Get “in” BattleStrength The “in” MysteryMarriage of “in” Strength The “in” Strength Walking of “in”
  2. 2. The Benefits of Being “in” Christ“Blessed be the God and Father of our LordJesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ withevery spiritual blessing in heavenly places...” (Ephesians 1:3, ESV)
  3. 3. What Being “in” Christ Means“So then you are no longer strangers and aliens,but you are fellow citizens with the saints andmembers of the household of God...” (Ephesians 2:19, ESV; emphasis mine)
  4. 4. The Mystery of Christ“This mystery is that the Gentiles are fellowheirs, members of the same body, and partakersof the promise in Christ Jesus through thegospel.” (Ephesians 3:6, ESV; emphasis mine)
  5. 5. The Strength of “in”“Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.” (Ephesians 4.15-16; ESV)
  6. 6. The Strength of “in” What are Christians “in”? • One Body • One Faith • One Spirit • One Baptism • One Hope • One God and Father • One Lord“…who is over all and through all and in all.”
  7. 7. The Strength of “in”“…the “whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped…”“when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.” (Ephesians 4.16; ESV)
  8. 8. The Strength of “in”• Different abilities (Ephesians 4.7-11)• Equipping the saints (Ephesians 4.12-13)• Maturing in Christ (Ephesians 4.13-14)
  9. 9. The Strength of “in”• Mind renewal (Ephesians 4.23)• The new self (Ephesians 4.24)• Character change (Ephesians 4.25-32)

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