Pastor Dave Kooyers
Valley Bible Fellowship
Box 433
Boonville CA 95415
www.ValleyBibleFellowship.org
(707) 895-2325
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Ephesus
Eph 4:1 Walk In A Manner Worthy Of The Calling
Chapters 4-6 Are About Our Walk
The Second Half Of Ephesians

• Our Position
• Chapters 1-3 tell us about our position and
identity in the church, the bod...
The Second Half Of Ephesians

• Our Position, Our Calling
• Chapters 1-3 tell us about our position and
identity in the ch...
Let’s Read About Our Walk
• In Eph 4:1-16
Bible Knowledge Commentary
• Eph 4:1 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge
you… NIV
• “The NIV gives the impression tha...
Eph 4:1, What Did Paul Write?
• Eph 4:1 I, therefore, the prisoner of the
Lord…NKJV
• The “therefore” is there for a reaso...
Eph 4:1, What Did Paul Write?
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Eph 1:4…he chose us in him before the creation
Eph 1:5…predestined us to be a...
Eph 4:1, What Did Paul Write?
• Eph 2:13…in Christ Jesus you…have been brought near
• Eph 2:14…he…has made the two one …
•...
Eph 4:1, What Did Paul Write?
Eph 3:6…the Gentiles are heirs together with
Israel
Eph 3:6…sharers together in the promise…...
Therefore Our Walk…
• Since God is absolutely sovereign, we were
completely separated, God graced us, Christ
brought us ne...
Our Position As Ambassadors
Dictates Our Practice!
• 2 Co 5:16-21 So from now on we regard no one from a
worldly point of ...
Our Position As Princes/Princesses
• John 1:12 Yet to all who received him, to
those who believed in his name, he gave the...
Our Position As Princes/Princesses
• Phil 2:14-16 Do everything without
complaining or arguing, 15 so that you may
become ...
Our Position As Princes/Princesses
• 1 Jn 3:1-3 How great is the love the Father
has lavished on us, that we should be cal...
Ephesians 4-6, Describe Our Walk
• Eph 4:1 I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech
you to walk worthy of the calli...
How Do We Live A Life Worthy?
• Eph 4:2 Be completely humble and gentle…
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NET NAS ESV CSB NAU

Ephesians 4:2 with all hu...
Humility Our Goal
• Phil 2:3-4 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain
conceit, but in humility consider others better ...
How Do We Live A Life Worthy?
• Eph 4:2 Be completely humble and gentle; be
patient, bearing with one another in love.
• I...
How Do We Live A Life Worthy?
• Almost worthy?
• What is worthy?
Bible Knowledge Commentary
• Ephesians 4:1
• “The word "worthy" (axios) means "equal
weight"; one's calling and conduct sh...
Eph 4:3, Keep The Unity
• Eph 4:3 Make every effort to keep the unity of
the Spirit through the bond of peace.
It doesn’t ...
Eph 4:4, Reminder Of The Unity
• Eph 4:4-6 There is one body and one Spirit—
just as you were called to one hope when you
...
Eph 4:7, Christ Apportioned It?
• Eph 4:7 But to each one of us grace has been
given as Christ apportioned it. NIV
• Here’...
Eph 4:8, Christ Gave Gifts To Men
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Eph 4:8
This is why it says:
"When he ascended on high,
he led captives in ...
Ps 68:17-19, Who Ascended?
• Ps 68:17-19 The chariots of God are tens of
thousands and thousands of thousands; the
Lord [h...
Eph 4:9, The Gifts Are Men
• Eph 4:8… “he ascended…and gave gifts to men”
• Eph 4:9-11 (What does "he ascended" mean
excep...
Ephesians 4:11-14, Explained by;
www.foundationsforfreedom.net
• http://www.foundationsforfreedom.net/Topics/Disciple/Flow...
Ephesians 4:11-14

Comments

Future Action

4:11 And he gave some [to
be] apostles; and some,
prophets; and some,
evangeli...
the saints, unto the work of
ministering, unto the building
up of the body of Christ:

the saints so that they can
serve. ...
Eph 4:11, He Gave Some
• Eph 4:11…gave some to be apostles, some to be…
• Dr. C.I. Scofield says, “…In 1 Corinthians, the ...
Eph 4:12, Our Mission
• Eph 4:12 to prepare God's people for works of
service, so that the body of Christ may be built up
...
Our Goal Is Maturity
• Eph 4:13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the
knowledge of the Son of God and become
ma...
Eph. 4:14, No Longer Be Infants
• Eph 4:14 Then we will no longer be
infants, tossed back and forth by the
waves, and blow...
Titus On No Longer Being Infants
• Titus 2:1 ". . . speak the things which are fitting
for sound doctrine."
• Titus 2:7 "....
Un-Sound
Doctrine Is
A Slippery
Slope
• Don’t
“live as
the
Gentiles
do”!
• Paul gives
us clear
instructions
on how to
walk
worthy of
the calling
that God
has placed
on our lives

In Eph 4:17-32
Eph 4:17-19, Hopeless Condition
• Eph 4:17-19 So I tell you this, and insist on it in
the Lord, that you must no longer li...
Eph 4:20-24, Put Off Your Old Self
• Eph 4:20-24 You, however, did not come to
know Christ that way. 21 Surely you heard o...
Eph 4:24, Put On The New Self
“Be angry”?
ὀργίζεσθε verb imperative
present passive 2nd person
plural from ὀργίζω
Eph 4:26-27, In Your Anger
• "In your
anger do not
sin…”
Eph 4:26, In Your Anger Do Not Sin
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Eph 4:26-28 "In your anger do not sin“...
What does that imply?
There is a rig...
Eph 4:28, Just Quit It!
• Eph 4:28 He who has been stealing must steal
no longer, but must work, doing something
useful wi...
Eph 4:29-30, For It Grieves God
• Eph 4:30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of
God, with whom you were sealed for the day...
Eph 4:31-32, Get Rid Of It!
In Closing;
How Do We Live A Life Worthy?
• Eph 4:1…live a life worthy of the calling
• Eph 4:2…completely humble and gent...
How Do We Live A Life Worthy?
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Eph 4:25…put off falsehood and speak truthfully
Eph 4:26…In your anger do not sin...
THE END
Bible Knowledge Commentary
• Psalms 68:15-18….was referred to by Paul in Eph 4:8 (cf.
comments there). However, rather tha...
Ephesians 4:11-14

Comments

Future Action

4:11 And he gave some
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prophets; and some,
evangeli...
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  • Titus 1:9,2:1,7,10 Matthew 7:22, 1 Timothy 4:1, 6, 6:3 Ephesians 4:14 Today is February 28, 2013 Verse of the Day -- Titus 2:1. . . speak the things which are fitting for sound doctrine.THOUGHT FOR THE DAY God wants us to have correct doctrinal stances.MINI BIBLE STUDY FOR THE DAYOne of the most amazing statements Jesus made was that not everyone who calls Him Lord, speaks in His name, performs miracles, etc., is going to heaven. There will be multitudes that think they are going to heaven, but Jesus will say to them on judgment day, "I never knew you, depart." The difference between those that go to heaven and those that go to hell is what they are believing or trusting in. Simply stated, their "doctrine." Just because it's always done that way is not correct doctrine. In fact, traditions are not worth much. Jesus said:In vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the precepts of men. — Matthew 15:9 In addition to traditions that are of no use, there are many false doctrines in the world as well:. . . we are no longer to be . . . carried about by every wind of doctrine. —Ephesians 4:14. . . doctrines of demons. —1 Timothy 4:1We are commanded to be "nourished on the words of the faith and of the sound doctrine" (1 Timothy 4:6). So determining what is sound is one of our charges as Christians. Opinions don't matter. What you feel doesn't matter. The only thing that does matter is whether or not it agrees with Scripture. Is it of the Lord?If anyone advocates a different doctrine and does not agree with sound words, those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with the doctrine conforming to godliness —1 Timothy 6:3
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  • Ephesians 4, Walk in a manner worthy of the calling, our position as ambassadors, walk, Holy Spirit, purpose of the church, be kind

    1. 1. Pastor Dave Kooyers Valley Bible Fellowship Box 433 Boonville CA 95415 www.ValleyBibleFellowship.org (707) 895-2325 God bless you as you examine His Word, Your servant in Christ, 2Cor. 4:5, Dave
    2. 2. Ephesus
    3. 3. Eph 4:1 Walk In A Manner Worthy Of The Calling
    4. 4. Chapters 4-6 Are About Our Walk
    5. 5. The Second Half Of Ephesians • Our Position • Chapters 1-3 tell us about our position and identity in the church, the body of Christ. • Our Practice • Chapters 4-6 tell us how our position in the body of Christ should direct our walk
    6. 6. The Second Half Of Ephesians • Our Position, Our Calling • Chapters 1-3 tell us about our position and identity in the church, the body of Christ. • Our Practice, Our Conduct • Chapters 4-6 tell us how our position in the body of Christ should direct our walk
    7. 7. Let’s Read About Our Walk • In Eph 4:1-16
    8. 8. Bible Knowledge Commentary • Eph 4:1 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you… NIV • “The NIV gives the impression that this walk should be on the basis that Paul was a prisoner for the Lord. However, the Greek does not connote this. Rather it is, "Therefore (rather than then) I, the" prisoner of the Lord (as already stated in 3:1), beseech you to walk worthy of your calling." Thus on the basis of what Paul wrote in chapters 1-3 he implored them to walk worthily…”
    9. 9. Eph 4:1, What Did Paul Write? • Eph 4:1 I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord…NKJV • The “therefore” is there for a reason; • Paul ties Eph 4-6 back to Eph 1-3; • Eph 3:1…I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles— • Eph 3:13 I ask you, therefore, not to be discouraged because of my sufferings for you, which are your glory. • Which causes us to reflect back on all 3 chapters and consider what he is basing the following on;
    10. 10. Eph 4:1, What Did Paul Write? • • • • • • • Eph 1:4…he chose us in him before the creation Eph 1:5…predestined us to be adopted as his sons Eph 1:11…we were also chosen… Eph 1:19…his incomparably great power for us who believe Eph 2:1…you were dead in your transgressions Eph 2:4-5…God…made us alive with Christ Eph 2:8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— • Eph 2:10…we are God's workmanship • Eph 2:11-12…formerly you who are Gentiles…were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world.
    11. 11. Eph 4:1, What Did Paul Write? • Eph 2:13…in Christ Jesus you…have been brought near • Eph 2:14…he…has made the two one … • Eph 2:15…abolishing…the law with its commandments… • Eph 2:15…to create in himself one new man out of the two • Eph 2:18…through him we both have access to the Father • Eph 2:19… fellow citizens with God's people… • Eph 2:20…Christ Jesus…the chief cornerstone • Eph 2:22…a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.
    12. 12. Eph 4:1, What Did Paul Write? Eph 3:6…the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel Eph 3:6…sharers together in the promise… Eph 3:17…so that Christ may dwell in your hearts Eph 3:17…rooted and established in love Eph 3:19…know this love that surpasses knowledge Eph 3:20…his power that is at work within us
    13. 13. Therefore Our Walk… • Since God is absolutely sovereign, we were completely separated, God graced us, Christ brought us near (in Him), a new man, with access, we are being built, heirs with Israel, sharers in the promise, Christ dwells in our hearts, in love, and his power is at work within us. • Therefore because of what Paul has said in chapters 1-3 we should walk worthily. • Our position dictates our practice!
    14. 14. Our Position As Ambassadors Dictates Our Practice! • 2 Co 5:16-21 So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
    15. 15. Our Position As Princes/Princesses • John 1:12 Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—
    16. 16. Our Position As Princes/Princesses • Phil 2:14-16 Do everything without complaining or arguing, 15 so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe 16 as you hold out the word of life...
    17. 17. Our Position As Princes/Princesses • 1 Jn 3:1-3 How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! …2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. 3 Everyone who has this hope in him purifies [present active indicative] himself, just as he is pure.
    18. 18. Ephesians 4-6, Describe Our Walk • Eph 4:1 I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, NKJV • Eph 4:17…no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk…NKJV • Eph 5:1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children…KJV • Eph 5:2…walk in love, as Christ also has loved us…NKJV • Eph 5:8…Walk as children of light…NKJV • Eph 5:15…walk circumspectly, not as fools…NKJV
    19. 19. How Do We Live A Life Worthy? • Eph 4:2 Be completely humble and gentle… • NET NAS ESV CSB NAU Ephesians 4:2 with all humility and gentleness • The Greeks thought that humility was a weakness, to be desired only in slaves.
    20. 20. Humility Our Goal • Phil 2:3-4 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. 4 Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. • Col 3:12-14 Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
    21. 21. How Do We Live A Life Worthy? • Eph 4:2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. • Isn’t there an easier way Lord? • Couldn’t just we live a life almost worthy? • There’s a guy hanging off a cliff by a bush…
    22. 22. How Do We Live A Life Worthy? • Almost worthy? • What is worthy?
    23. 23. Bible Knowledge Commentary • Ephesians 4:1 • “The word "worthy" (axios) means "equal weight"; one's calling and conduct should be in balance. "The calling" refers not only to believers' salvation (cf. Ro 1:5-6; 1 Co 1:9) but also to their union in one body. Therefore a Christian's conduct concerns both his personal life and his responsibility to other believers in the church.”
    24. 24. Eph 4:3, Keep The Unity • Eph 4:3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. It doesn’t say to make, build or establish the unity, but “keep”. The 1st 3 chapters showed that God created the unity “in Christ” already
    25. 25. Eph 4:4, Reminder Of The Unity • Eph 4:4-6 There is one body and one Spirit— just as you were called to one hope when you were called— 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. • Paul reminds us of the unity described in the 1st 3 chapters
    26. 26. Eph 4:7, Christ Apportioned It? • Eph 4:7 But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. NIV • Here’s a little for you, and some for you… • NET NKJ NAS ESV NAU KJV Ephesians 4:7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. • CSB Ephesians 4:7 …to each one of us according to the measure of the Messiah's gift.
    27. 27. Eph 4:8, Christ Gave Gifts To Men • • • • • • Eph 4:8 This is why it says: "When he ascended on high, he led captives in his train and gave gifts to men.“ He’s quoting Ps. 68
    28. 28. Ps 68:17-19, Who Ascended? • Ps 68:17-19 The chariots of God are tens of thousands and thousands of thousands; the Lord [has come] from Sinai into his sanctuary. 18 When you ascended on high, you led captives in your train; you received gifts from men, even from the rebellious — that you, O Lord God, might dwell there. 19 Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.
    29. 29. Eph 4:9, The Gifts Are Men • Eph 4:8… “he ascended…and gave gifts to men” • Eph 4:9-11 (What does "he ascended" mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions? 10 He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.) 11 It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers,
    30. 30. Ephesians 4:11-14, Explained by; www.foundationsforfreedom.net • http://www.foundationsforfreedom.net/Topics/Disciple/Flow Ex/FlowEx6_Purpose.html
    31. 31. Ephesians 4:11-14 Comments Future Action 4:11 And he gave some [to be] apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; Notice how God saw the need and supplied certain leaders with gifts and positions to train and protect the sheep. God will be calling and raising leaders from among our congregations to pastor and teach. 4:12 for the perfecting of the saints, unto the work of ministering, unto the building up of the body of Christ: The goal is simply to build up the saints so that they can serve. As the Christians are built up, so the whole body of Christ is established as each serves the other. The teaching leaders of the church needs to be diligent to equip each Christian so that they can be involved in the ministry to the saints. 4:13 till we all attain unto the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a full grown man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: The end goal requires an ongoing process. The whole process of training comes to light when we keep focused on the goal (the vision). This is our mission. We need to establish the church in such a way that it keeps growing. Programs sounds like a bad word (and can be) if they don’t lead God’s people hungrily along to the next stage closer to the ultimate goal.
    32. 32. the saints, unto the work of ministering, unto the building up of the body of Christ: the saints so that they can serve. As the Christians are built up, so the whole body of Christ is established as each serves the other. church needs to be diligent to equip each Christian so that they can be involved in the ministry to the saints. 4:13 till we all attain unto the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a full grown man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: The end goal requires an ongoing process. The whole process of training comes to light when we keep focused on the goal (the vision). This is our mission. We need to establish the church in such a way that it keeps growing. Programs sounds like a bad word (and can be) if they don’t lead God’s people hungrily along to the next stage closer to the ultimate goal. 4:14 that we may be no longer children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, in craftiness, after the wiles of error. Without this persistent training, Christians will stumble and fall. God has given us the key to growing strong godly people. We need to be aggressive in training them. Christians face innumerable dangers. We cannot identify all these errors. Instead we need to teach the truth so that they individually know and love God’s Word.
    33. 33. Eph 4:11, He Gave Some • Eph 4:11…gave some to be apostles, some to be… • Dr. C.I. Scofield says, “…In 1 Corinthians, the gifts are spiritual enablements for specific service; in Ephesians , the gifts are men who have such enablements.” • Gal 1:1 Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ… KJV • Ac 4:13 When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.
    34. 34. Eph 4:12, Our Mission • Eph 4:12 to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up • Ac 6:2-4 So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, "It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables. 3 Brothers, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them 4 and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word."
    35. 35. Our Goal Is Maturity • Eph 4:13 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. • Heb 5:11-14 We have much to say about this, but it is hard to explain because you are slow to learn. 12 In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God's word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! 13 Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. 14 But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.
    36. 36. Eph. 4:14, No Longer Be Infants • Eph 4:14 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. • Evangelism and scripturally defending a doctrinal position by debating theology are great motivators to strengthen your foundation and doctrine.
    37. 37. Titus On No Longer Being Infants • Titus 2:1 ". . . speak the things which are fitting for sound doctrine." • Titus 2:7 ". . . show yourself to be an example . . . with purity in doctrine . . ." • Titus 1:9 ". . . be able to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict." • So, it's OK to have a disagreement with a true brother or sister in Christ over secondary issues. But always use Scripture, not your just own opinions, experiences, or training to support your position.
    38. 38. Un-Sound Doctrine Is A Slippery Slope
    39. 39. • Don’t “live as the Gentiles do”!
    40. 40. • Paul gives us clear instructions on how to walk worthy of the calling that God has placed on our lives In Eph 4:17-32
    41. 41. Eph 4:17-19, Hopeless Condition • Eph 4:17-19 So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. 18 They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. 19 Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more.
    42. 42. Eph 4:20-24, Put Off Your Old Self • Eph 4:20-24 You, however, did not come to know Christ that way. 21 Surely you heard of him and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. 22 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to…
    43. 43. Eph 4:24, Put On The New Self
    44. 44. “Be angry”? ὀργίζεσθε verb imperative present passive 2nd person plural from ὀργίζω
    45. 45. Eph 4:26-27, In Your Anger • "In your anger do not sin…”
    46. 46. Eph 4:26, In Your Anger Do Not Sin • • • • Eph 4:26-28 "In your anger do not sin“... What does that imply? There is a righteous anger; Mk 3:4-5…Jesus…looked around at them in anger and, deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts… • Eph 4:31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger… • Col 3:8 But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. (1 Ti 2:8) • Jas 1:19-20…Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.
    47. 47. Eph 4:28, Just Quit It! • Eph 4:28 He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with his own hands, that he may have something to share with those in need. • 2 Th 3:10…we gave you this rule: "If a man will not work, he shall not eat.“…
    48. 48. Eph 4:29-30, For It Grieves God • Eph 4:30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. • The Holy Spirit; • Eph 4:30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit • with whom, not with what • Ac 5:3…you have lied to the Holy Spirit… • Ac 5:4…You have not lied to men but to God.
    49. 49. Eph 4:31-32, Get Rid Of It!
    50. 50. In Closing; How Do We Live A Life Worthy? • Eph 4:1…live a life worthy of the calling • Eph 4:2…completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. • Eph 4:3…keep the unity of the Spirit • Eph 4:14…no longer be infants • Eph 4:15…speaking the truth in love • Eph 4:17…no longer live as the Gentiles do • Eph 4:22…put off your old self • Eph 4:23…made new in the attitude of your minds • Eph 4:24…put on the new self…like God in true righteousness and holiness
    51. 51. How Do We Live A Life Worthy? • • • • • Eph 4:25…put off falsehood and speak truthfully Eph 4:26…In your anger do not sin Eph 4:28…steal no longer, but must work Eph 4:28…share with those in need Eph 4:29…Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths • Eph 4:30…do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God • Eph 4:31-32 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
    52. 52. THE END
    53. 53. Bible Knowledge Commentary • Psalms 68:15-18….was referred to by Paul in Eph 4:8 (cf. comments there). However, rather than quoting the Hebrew, Paul apparently followed the Jewish interpretation of the day (the Targum), which paraphrased this verse as follows: "You did ascend to the firmament, O Prophet Moses! You led captivity captive; you taught the words of the Law; you gave [not 'received,' as in the Heb.] gifts to the sons of men." (This interpretation saw Moses as God's representative.) Paul followed this Jewish exegesis because it explained that the conqueror distributed the gifts to His loyal subjects. The apostle applied that idea to Christ's victory over the forces of evil and His granting spiritual gifts (cf. Eph 4:11) to those on His side. By this analogy (based more on the Jewish interpretation of the psalm than on the exact Heb. wording) Paul Emphasized the greatness of believers' spiritual victory in Christ.
    54. 54. Ephesians 4:11-14 Comments Future Action 4:11 And he gave some [to be] apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; Notice how God saw the need and supplied certain leaders with gifts and positions to train and protect the sheep. God will be calling and raising leaders from among our congregations to pastor and teach. 4:12 for the perfecting of the saints, unto the work of ministering, unto the building up of the body of Christ: The goal is simply to build up the saints so that they can serve. As the Christians are built up, so the whole body of Christ is established as each serves the other. The teaching leaders of the church needs to be diligent to equip each Christian so that they can be involved in the ministry to the saints. 4:13 till we all attain unto the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a full grown man, unto the The end goal requires an ongoing process. The whole process of training comes to light when we keep focused on the goal We need to establish the church in such a way that it keeps growing. Programs sounds like a bad word (and can be) if they don’t

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