Sunday, December 30, 2012
Bible Study - Ephesians 4 New King James Version (NKJV)
Ephesians 4 New King James Version (NKJV) Walk in Unity
1 I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, 2 with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, 3 endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
Verse 4:1- Prisoner? Did Paul have a choice?
Is this a play on words or life situations?
Walk worthy of your calling?
Is this being bound by the law or sanctification?
What are you called to? H _ _ _ _ _ _ _!
Verse 4:2- “with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love,”
Whose character are we imitating? (exodus 34:6-7)
Verse 4:3 Unity? Do you see it today?
It is easy to see tales of woe when uniting Christian work.
What are some united ministries success stories? Why?
Verse 4:4 One body and one Spirit we were called in one hope of
Verse 4:5 One Lord- we understand that.
What does one baptism mean? (Read matthew 3;11)
One God and Father -we understand that.
Do we understand ABOVE all, THROUGH all, and in you all?
What does the visible and invisible church mean?
What does the local and universal church mean?
The visible and invisible church
What does Jesus say about those people who are wheat or tares?
Matthew 13:30Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.”’”