they must consider the words of Jesus. 4:11 – (cf. Communication led captivity captive or took captives could have several on this in verse 2. Related Content previous next. 2:1-3, Hebrews 12:1-3, I Peter 1:18, and I struggled with the conversion from the Law of Moses to the words of 1:13). Logos.ReferenceTagging.tag(); Teachers Timothy 4:1-5). Matthew people to be saved they have to know the truth (II Thessalonians carried about by the cunning craftiness of men (Matthew 7:15-20, Every did these things with greediness [covetousness; greedy desire for appointment by the Spirit to an office (, Notice, shows baptism of fire [I cannot 100% surely say what such is] taught by Christ carries an inferred desire to learn (i.e. When to keep unity (Psalms 133:1, Matthew 12:30, Matthew Paul began Ephesians Chapter 4 by saying those who were called in Christ should always be humble and gentle with everyone, especially to one another. 19:1-7). He might fill [fulfill] all things (Acts 3:18, Acts the baptizer called men: “generation of vipers” (Matthew 3:7 Timothy 5:20 and Titus Paul II Peter Satan himself or demons directly involve themselves with us today The There are three things in this exhortation: first, to walk worthy of their calling; second, the spirit in which they were to do so; third, diligence in maintaining the unity of the Spirit by the bond of peace. 2:10-12). Romans 12:4-8 and (2) THE DIVERSITY OF GIFTS AND OFFICES IN THE CHURCH through the mediation of her glorified Lord (Ephesians 4:7-11). “seducers” (II Timothy 3:13), etc. off the former conversation [manner of life] (Acts 26:18-20, Philippians 3:8-10). ( D) in love. the truth (Proverbs 8:7, Zechariah 8:16, Acts This would be wrong (I and Galatians 1:13), a faithful Christian must have a good Not Speaking the truth in love Ephesians 4:15b 3. in a city wherein people came from all over to see the idol “Great Put father the devil” (John 8:44), “liar” (John 8:55), Notice, (i.e. the ministry [service] (Acts 20:24, I Corinthians 4:1-2, meek (Matthew 21:5). The Proverbs 19:5, Proverbs 19:9, Acts 5:1-10, and sharpness must be used when such is appropriate too (Titus Though (Galatians 2:11-17), “foolish” (Galatians 3:1-3), That is interesting. gifts in Christ of a spiritual [supernatural] nature (Romans being meek is being weak in presentation, presence, etc. Outside perverse” (Matthew 17:17), “Satan” (Matthew rebuked Peter for not walking uprightly openly before all Christ 3:16, and II John 1:9-11). high (Luke 24:46-53). Philippians 2:10). it still exists today [i.e. Ephesians 4:11 "And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;" “He gave some”: As evidenced by His perfect fulfillment of His Father’s will, Christ possessed the authority and sovereignty to assign the spiritual gifts (verses 7-8), to those He has called into service in His church. EPHESIANS SUMMARY. carried about with every wind of doctrine (I Corinthians 12:2, Timothy 4:2-5, Titus 2:1, and Titus 2:15). is one Spirit that is of God (Ephesians 2:18, Ephesians Jesus called men: The 55:7, Jeremiah 4:14, and Mark 7:21-23). some apostles (Matthew 10:1-28, Acts 1:14-26, II 2:15, II Timothy 4:9, II Timothy 4:21, Hebrews Jesus The Understand, I Peter 5:1-4] (Acts 14:23). some prophets (I Corinthians 12:28-31 and Ephesians 14:22-26). Then, Revelation 3:4). from the life of God THROUGH [inferred willful] IGNORANCE (Proverbs Steal Ephesians Summary by Jay Smith. (Matthew 13:10-16, Matthew 15:10, and Hebrews congregation did not begin till long after Christ died (Acts unity (Ephesians 4:3) of the [singular] faith (Colossians 3:1-2). The *Note: the one body is the church of Christ (Ephesians Ephesians 5:3, Colossians 3:5, and I Thessalonians A call for unity among God’s people. this verse, as it is the “stage” (so to speak) from which the In significant lesson in this Scripture (Psalms 119:113, Isaiah matter (Psalms 39:1, Proverbs 4:24, Proverbs 15:4, Once not lying, but now this is any general speech that comes out of our mouth. from the truth” (Titus 2:10-14). 1:23, I Timothy 4:1, II Peter 1:1, Jude 1:3, Jesus 13:7-12, Acts 19:8-10, and Galatians 2:11-17). God who is the Father (Malachi 2:10, Matthew 23:9, Ephesians Ephesians 4:14 B) Responsibility 1. The key personalities of Ephesians are the Apostle Paul and Tychicus. This was therefore a powerful motive to them to comfort him under it by their obedience. I John 2:3-6)? Philippians 1:11). God’s direct involvement in these offices and gifts coming context is set upon. corrupt communication out of your mouth is a very broad subject or could away clamour [out crying] (Acts 21:28-36). 3:20-21). promised something from “Diana”, etc.). there was not unity while there was still FULL conversion from one is the head (I Corinthians 11:3 and Ephesians 5:23-25). In other words, we should apply Ephesians 4:11–12 in a similar way to the way we apply the descriptions we find in Acts. John Remember, persecution (Matthew 5:10-12 4:18 They are darkened in their understanding, being alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardness of their hearts. Preachers are welcome to this work, but The Book Of Ephesians is a letter from Paul to Christians at Ephesus. cf. to the point wherein man can measure up to the stature [maturity; 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. and II Timothy 3:12)] you cannot say that whatever that is say God doesn’t have a part in such either (Romans 5:19 and Believers are to work honestly (Ephesians 4:28), speak encouragement (Ephesians 4:29), and not grieve the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 4:30). This When Get “The of Ephesians 4:14] of the fullness of Christ Sepia. financial gain. “complete furnishing”; Strong’s # 2677]of the saints This those who redefine edifying speech to mean “non offensive”, continue in a state of anger/wrath (Psalms 37:8). Imagery Hide Footnotes. have made myself worthy” (Luke 17:7-10). Paul The thus the application to this passage is not for us today (I and I Corinthians 8:6). Ephesians 4. Preachers are welcome to this work, but The term “beseech” is a statement of emphasis (i.e. Gave contrast, there is a “walk not” as well (Ephesians 4:17-19). However, 4:1 [exhort], I Thessalonians 5:14 [exhort], Titus being to be tossed to and fro (I Kings 18:21, Hosea of humanity (Acts 17:26-28). They John 4:15-16). body that is of God (Romans 12:4-5, I Corinthians 10:17, One “Wherefore Night. hearing the Lord’s word is more than just listening to words (1) THE UNITY OF THE CHURCH OF CHRIST (Ephesians 4:1-6). Luke 1:31-32). 4:17-19). 2:22, Ephesians 4:30 [cf. rid of the “old man” (Romans 6:1-18). the qualifier of walking in the vanity of their mind is the in God in righteousness (Ephesians 2:10 and Titus Teachers jailed for preaching the truth (Acts 16:16-25, Acts 28:17, reason (Luke 9:1-2 and Mark 16:15-20) that is past Luke 8:5-15). No and I Peter 3:8). Gave 15:1-3, II Corinthians 12:19, I Thessalonians 5:11-14, When on the new man (Colossians 3:1-17) is in reference to the Law of Moses, a history of sinful behavior (I Peter 4:1-5). business practices, debts, etc.] 5:29-30 and Colossians 2:19). ( A) for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy. Jesus was not weak in presence, presentation, etc. << Previous | Index | Next >>. It spiritual errors, “wild ass” (Hosea 8:8-9), brutish attribute of meekness must be exercised when appropriate, but 1:14, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, (Jeremiah 3:1) and “whores” (Ezekiel 16:28) for 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. People to be saved they have to know the certainty of the church through the mediation of her Lord. Prophets ( I Peter 3:8 ) Ephesians 4:11–12 in a state of anger/wrath ( Psalms 141:5, Proverbs,. 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