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iii. The Gospels General Epistles Johannine Writings Pauline Epistles (b) Don't let that "root of bitterness" set in. The Holy Spirit’s grief is not of a petty, oversensitive nature. iv. ii. Eph. conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy With all lowliness and gentleness: A worthy walk before God will be marked by lowliness and gentleness, not a pushy desire to defend our own rights and advance our own agenda. Wisdom Literature a) It is unrealistic to think that people will agree on every single issue, so we must "agree to disagree - agreeably.". a. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. a) These actions and attitudes might be "natural" and easy, but we should endeavor to keep them under the control of the Holy Spirit. Prophets This must be resisted at all costs, because the goal in itself is both undesirable and unachievable. Johannine Writings i. Cite This Page: Blue Letter Bible. We shall not feel the divine sweetness and force of the text unless we can make a personal matter of it by the Holy Ghost.” (Spurgeon), ii. This may be considered an initial (and sometimes dramatic) experience one has with the fullness of the Holy Spirit, a filling God wants to continue through a person’s Christian life. The Gospels Pauline Epistles Get hold of that grand truth, and hold it, though all the devils in hell roar at thee. --Anonymous. Luke-Acts i. A. Pentateuch (1) Roma 12:1-2 (NKJV) I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, [which] [is] your reasonable service. c. To a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ: The gifted offices and equipped saints bring the saints to maturity, according to the measure of Jesus Himself. -------------------- (Eph 4:17-19) The character of the old man. General Epistles a) As part of the same body and work (Ephe 4:4-6), we hurt each other by lying. Copy Options. Some think that the phrase lower parts of the earth refers to Jesus’ preaching to the spirits in prison described in 1 Peter 3:19 and 4:6. Minor Prophets “It is enough for me that the apostle, under the inspiration of God, applied the verse in this way; and whatever David might intend, and of whatever event he might have written, we see plainly that the sense in which the apostle uses it was the sense of the Spirit of God.” (Clarke). Ephesians 4 New English Translation (NET Bible) Live in Unity. This is so fundamental to the Christian life that Christian growth can even be described as the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:2). d. Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth: The new man knows how to watch his tongue, speaking only what is good for necessary edification, desiring to impart grace to all who hear him. No longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk: The Gentile walk is characterized by the futility of their mind. -------------------- Excluded? Structural unity can even work against true unity of the Spirit. b) Prov 16:32 (NKJV) [He] [who] [is] slow to anger [is] better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city. I gave them to you just now, and prayed you to get the sweetness of them; here they are again! “God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven thee. This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind, having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart; who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. i. Poetical Books 1. Wisdom Literature Historical Books Study to play correctly, and it will give forth the beauty; play it falsely, and it will give forth the ugliness. 1. # 4 = WATCH WHAT COMES OUT OF YOUR MOUTH. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point These ministries work together to produce strong, mended, fit Christians. “Every believer is God’s first-born; and so higher than the kings of the earth, Psalm 89:27. (1) And those who hear what we say, should sense in our words that people are getting what they don't deserve (grace), not being condemned for maybe even what they do deserve! a) When a person refuses to accept salvation, there is a "hardness" that sets in and they eventually cease to feel the guilt of their sins. #7 = BE KIND, TENDERHEARTED, AND FORGIVING. Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding. Cookie Notice: Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need. Even as putting on different clothes will change the way you think about yourself and see yourself, even so putting on a different conduct will start to change your attitudes. 1 I, the prisoner in the Lord, urge you therefore to lead a life worthy of the vocation to which you were called. They rejected His statutes and His covenant which He made with their fathers and His warnings with which He warned them. ii. The Old Testament There aren’t separate baptisms for Jew and Gentile. (2) Matt 5:37 (NKJV) "But let your `Yes' be `Yes,' and your `No,' `No.' The New Testament Historical Books b. The concept of the baptism in the Holy Spirit is spoken of clearly in Matthew 3:11, Acts 1:5 and 11:16. Therefore: Paul spent three chapters spelling out in glorious detail all that God did for us, freely by His grace. -------------------- i. Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. i. iii. (a) In other words, "deal with it" and get it over with! I would put them into the good man’s mouth. Poetical Books ii. There are many ways to grieve the Holy Spirit. Though pretenders may lay claim to them, the offices themselves are a Divine institution and not a human invention. Put off... the old man... put on the new man: This has the same idea of putting off or putting on a set of clothes. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what [is] that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. b. Longsuffering, bearing with one another: We need this so that the inevitable wrongs that occur between people in God’s family will not work against God’s purpose of bringing all things together in Jesus – illustrated through His current work in the church. In Jesus we share one body, one Spirit, one hope of our calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one Father. Ephesians 4 - I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, ... Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness. Major Prophets "Paul's Epistle - Ephesians 4 - (NIV - New International Version)." 1. 3. Luke-Acts Ephesians 4 King James Version (KJV). When we think of the amazing way God forgives us, it is shameful for us to withhold forgiveness from those who have wronged us. One baptism: Some think that because Paul says there is one baptism that the idea of the baptism of the Holy Spirit as a subsequent experience is invalid. Johannine Writings Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. Why would Paul use the word like this? Pastors and teachers (or, pastor-teachers; the ancient Greek clearly describes one office with two descriptive titles), who shepherds the flock of God primarily (though not exclusively) through teaching the Word of God. Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters, Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. -------------------- The importance of having “all four in operation” in any church body is up to Jesus who appoints the offices. (1) John 8:44 (NKJV) "You are of [your] father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. General Epistles Johannine Writings (3) Prov 19:22.... a poor man [is] better than a liar. Pentateuch It is that they are filled with things that lead to nothing.” (Vaughan). 3. Therefore in their denial of the true God, they denied any standard of morality that they must answer to. Prophets There is a constant tendency for Christians to display to the world that we really aren’t so different after all. The Old Testament By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. He was a murderer from the beginning, and [does] [not] stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. -------------------- a. When such things do emerge, he is able to deal with them in a manner glorifying to God. [A previous revision of this page can be found here]. Grace was given: We all have grace given to us according to the measure of Jesus’ gift. Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. We must endeavor to keep this unity – we do not create it. i. Last week our study of Ephesians Chapter 4, was about "Christian Behavior". The ancient Greek word for tossed to and fro is from the same words used to describe the stormy Sea of Galilee in Luke 8:24 (raging of the water). B. B. “It is not a desirable thing that all Churches should melt into one another and become one; for the complete fusion of all Churches into one ecclesiastical corporation would inevitably produce another form of Popery, since history teaches us that large ecclesiastical bodies grow more or less corrupt as a matter of course. The first thing to tell that person is that they should put on some new clothes. Instructions for Christian Living - 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. a) The Holy Spirit is a person.He can be hurt just like any other person. -------------------- 4. Wisdom Literature The New Testament Read the Passage: Ephesians 4:17-32 The Old Man (4:17–19) Earlier, as Paul began the application section of the book of Ephesians, he exhorted his readers toward sanctification, instructing them to “walk worthy of the calling with which you were called” (Eph. Cross-References 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 – Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? And we concluded that the work of the ministry was too important to get sidetracked with unimportant issues. 1. General Epistles This is basis for God’s distribution of spiritual gifts through His church: grace, the free, unmerited giving of God. -------------------- Gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers: Paul described four offices (not five, as in the commonly yet erroneously termed “five-fold ministry”). Both must be put away. 1. 1. Ephesians 4:17-32 - NIV: 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. In a sermon on this text, Charles Spurgeon pointed out some of the things that the text does not say. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. It means that we can be happy and content when we are not in control or steering things our way. c. For the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry: The purpose of these gifts of leadership is also clear. ii. They are out there like land minds that the mature can avoid. Past feeling has the idea of one’s skin becoming callous and no longer sensitive to pain. Paul’s idea is that we should work so that we can give. Historical Books Luke-Acts iii. Amplified® Bible -------------------- We can think in purely materialistic terms and grieve the Holy Spirit. iii. The Gospels Apostles, who are special ambassadors of God’s work, though not in the same authoritative sense of the first century apostles. ii. 3 Jan 2021. Instructions for Christian Living - 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. a) Scriptures say much about "carrying our own weight.". General Epistles Luke-Acts The discord is there, and the harmony is there. This section is a continuation of the main theme, which Paul began to treat at the start of Chapter 4, which is the command to “walk worthy of your calling.” Thus, it contains a … John 3:16, Jesus faith love), The Whole Bible Thank you for registering. c) Is that God's will for their lives, no it is their own choice! Fundamentally, Paul says that for the Christian, there must be a break with the past. Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. i. of Scripture. Please see Blue Letter Bible's Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. By the trickery of men: “The words... refer to the arts used by gamesters, who employ false dice that will always throw up one kind of number, which is that by which those who play with them cannot win.” (Clarke) Running after spiritual fads always leaves one a loser. Prophets -------------------- 5. Therefore He says: “When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men.” (Now this, “He ascended”; what does it mean but that He also first descended into the lower parts of the earth? The Old Testament It is that saints (God’s people) might be equipped for the work of ministry (service), so that the body of Christ would be built up (expanded and strengthened). 5 But in accordance with your hardness and your impenitent heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God, 6 who "will render to each one according to his deeds": A. I want the Lord to be kind, tenderhearted, and forgiving to me.Therefore knowing that the same measuring cup I use to judge other will be used to judge me, I must be also be kind, tenderhearted, and forgiving to others. i. 2 With all humility and gentleness, and with patience, support each other in love. 2 But we know that the judgment of God is according to truth against those who practice such things. What does “Gentile” mean in this context? The job of responsible church leadership is to not hinder or prevent such ministry, but never to “promote it into existence.”. The Gospels It is as if Jesus turned us around and put us in the right direction, and now we have to walk and progress in that direction. We can understand this unity of the Spirit by understanding what it is not. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Use semicolons to separate groups: 'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22', There are options set in 'Advanced Options', The Whole Bible Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. The Old Testament i. The Ephesians learned Christ, not only learning about Jesus, but also learning Him. Johannine Writings It is the person created according to the image of Jesus Christ and instinctively righteous and holy. Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs. i. Psalm 68:18 reads: You have ascended on high, You have led captivity captive; You have received gifts among men. Darkened? -------------------- GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, (Hebrew/Greek Search by English Definition), * 'Number Delimiters' only apply to 'Paragraph Order', Search verses, phrases, and topics (e.g. The purpose for getting becomes giving. 3 And do you think this, O man, you who judge those practicing such things, and doing the same, that you will escape the judgment of God? 1. #6 = BITTERNESS, VIOLENT OUTBURSTS OF ANGER, AND BAD TALKING WITH EVIL INTENT SHOULDN'T EVEN BE A PART OF A CHRISTIAN'S LIFE! Explain each phrase. Again, this defines the direction of maturity. This means a living, abiding knowledge of Jesus will keep us from the kind of sinful conduct Paul speaks of. Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters, Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. Prophets Luke-Acts i. Equipping also has the idea of “to put right.” This ancient Greek word was used to describe setting broken bones or mending nets. 2. 4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; It is the logical result of the blindness of their heart. 4 Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, 3 being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. i. Evangelists, who are specifically gifted to preach the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ. a. Till we all come to the unity of the faith: This is the first goal of God’s work through the gifted offices and equipped saints. 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. A call for unity among God’s people. b) Paul now lists 7 things that we, as this "new creation" should either do, or not do in order to glorify the Lord and preserve unity and peace. (Eph 4:2-3) The character of a worthy walk. The Gospels GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point Again, by clearly stating that this is a unity of the faith, Paul did not command a structural or organizational unity, but a spiritual unity around a common faith. ... Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness. Major Prophets Prophets Luke-Acts I. 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