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EPHESIANS CHAPTER 4

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Eph 4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, Eph 4:2 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Eph 4:3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Eph 4:4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; Eph 4:5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism, Eph 4:6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

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I. I therefore the prisoner of the Lord beseech you that you all walk worthy of the vocation wherewith you all are called A. The way you walk by the vocation whereby you all are called: (Q. 1) 1. With all lowliness 2. With all meekness 3. With longsuffering 4. Forbearing one another in love 5. Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (Q. 2) a. One body b. One Spirit (1) Even as you all are called in one hope of your calling c. One Lord d. One faith e. One baptism f. One God and Father of all: (1) Who above all (2) Who through all (3) Who is in you all

1. Name the five ways that we are to walk by in the vocation we are called in the Lord Jesus Christ. : 

1. Name the five ways that we are to walk by in the vocation we are called in the Lord Jesus Christ. a. With all lowliness d. Forbearing one another in love c. With longsuffering b. With all meekness e. Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace

2. Name the six things that maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. : 

2. Name the six things that maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. a. One body f. One God and Father of all c. One Lord b. One Spirit e. One baptism d. One faith

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Eph 4:7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Eph 4:8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. Eph 4:9 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? Eph 4:10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.) Eph 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; Eph 4:12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Eph 4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: Eph 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; Eph 4:15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: Eph 4:16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

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B. But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ (Q. 3) 1. Wherefore He said when He ascended up on high (Q. 4) a. He led captivity captive b. He gave gifts onto men 2. He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens that He might fill all things (Q. 5) a. He gave some apostles b. He gave some prophets c. He gave some evangelists d. He gave some pastors e. He gave some teachers (1) For the perfecting of the saints (Q. 6) (2) For the work of the ministry (3) For the edifying of the body of Christ (a) Till we all come in the unity of the faith (Q. 7) (b) Till we all come into the knowledge of the Son of God (c) Till we all come unto a perfect man (d) Till we all come unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ

3. Discuss what you all know about the grace that is given according to the measure of the gift of Christ? : 

3. Discuss what you all know about the grace that is given according to the measure of the gift of Christ? HINT: Rom 5:17 Define Grace: G5485 χάρις charis khar'-ece From G5463; graciousness (as gratifying), of manner or act (abstract or concrete; literal, figurative or spiritual; especially the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; including gratitude): - acceptable, benefit, favour, gift, grace (-ious), joy liberality, pleasure, thank (-s, -worthy). Gift: G1431 δωρεά dōrea do-reh-ah' From G1435; a gratuity: - gift. The word ‘gift’ is the same word used for ‘gift’ of the Holy ghost throughout and exclusively in book of acts to ‘gift of the Holy Ghost’.

4. According to vs. 8, what two things did Jesus do when He ascended up on high? : 

4. According to vs. 8, what two things did Jesus do when He ascended up on high? a. He led captivity captive b. He gave gifts onto men

5. What five offices in vs. 11 did Jesus give that He might fill all things according to vs. 10? : 

5. What five offices in vs. 11 did Jesus give that He might fill all things according to vs. 10? a. He gave some apostles e. He gave some teachers c. He gave some evangelists b. He gave some prophets d. He gave some pastors

6. According to vs. 12, what are the three jobs for the five offices in vs. 11? : 

6. According to vs. 12, what are the three jobs for the five offices in vs. 11? a. For the perfecting of the saints c. For the edifying of the body of Christ b. For the work of the ministry

7. According to vs. 13 though 16, what are the six purposes that are to be accomplished by the five offices mentioned in vs. 11? : 

7. According to vs. 13 though 16, what are the six purposes that are to be accomplished by the five offices mentioned in vs. 11? a. That we all come in the unity of the faith d. That we all come unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ c. That we all come unto a perfect man b. That we all come into the knowledge of the Son of God

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C. Having come unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ 1. That we be no more children (Q. 8) 2. That we be no more tossed to and fro a. Carried about with every wind of doctrine (Q. 9) (1) By the sleight of men whereby they lie in wait to deceive (2) By cunning craftiness of men whereby they lie in wait to deceive b. But speaking the truth in love (1) That we may grow up into Him in all things which is the head which is Christ (Q. 10, 11) (a) From whom the whole body fitly joined together (b) From whom the whole body compacted by that which every joint supplies <1> According to the effectual working in the measure of every part <2> Makes increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love

8. According to vs. 14 and 15, what two things occur when we come unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ? : 

8. According to vs. 14 and 15, what two things occur when we come unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ? a. We are no more children tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive b. We speak the truth in love that we may grow up into Jesus in all things, which is the head

9. How are men carried about by every wind of doctrine? : 

9. How are men carried about by every wind of doctrine? a. By the slight and cunning craftiness of men d. By a life that has unceasing prayer c. By having sound doctrine established in their walk with Christ b. By getting baptized in the Holy Ghost

10. Why do we speak the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in love? : 

10. Why do we speak the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in love? a. We don’t know any better d. Because people will get up set if the truth is spoken any other way c. The truth is good and always expresses love when spoken b. That we may grow up into Jesus in all things which is the head which is Christ

11. What is the result of growing up together in Christ and no longer being babies? : 

11. What is the result of growing up together in Christ and no longer being babies? a. A large congregation that gives lots of money in their tithes d. A fitly joined compacted body which every joint supplies effectively to make increase of that body edifying itself in love c. A people that now can have a good time together b. A group of people available to enforce their political agenda

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Eph 4:17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, Eph 4:18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: Eph 4:19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

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II. This I say therefore and testify in the Lord that you all henceforth walk not as other gentiles walk A. Gentiles walk in the vanity of their mind (Q. 12) 1. Having the understanding darkened 2. Being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them (Q. 13) a. Because of the blindness of their heart 3. Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness a. To work all uncleanness with greediness (1) But you have not so learned Christ

12. How do gentiles (those who are outside of Christ) walk? : 

12. How do gentiles (those who are outside of Christ) walk? a. Wisely d. Morally c. With great science b. In the vanity of their mind

13. What are the three reasons that gentiles (those who are outside of Christ) walk the way they do? : 

13. What are the three reasons that gentiles (those who are outside of Christ) walk the way they do? a. They have a darkened understanding c. They are being past feeling having given themselves over unto lasciviousness b. They are alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them

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Eph 4:20 But ye have not so learned Christ; Eph 4:21 If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: Eph 4:22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; Eph 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; Eph 4:24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. Eph 4:25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another. Eph 4:26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Eph 4:27 Neither give place to the devil. Eph 4:28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth. Eph 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. Eph 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Eph 4:31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: Eph 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

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B. If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: 1. That you all put off concerning the former conversation the old man a. Which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts (Q. 14) 2. Be renewed in the spirit of your mind (Q. 15) a. That you all put on the new man (1) Which after God is created in righteousness (2) Which after God is created in true holiness C. Having put on the new man which is after God created in righteousness and true holiness: (Q. 16) 1. Putting away lying speaking every man truth with his neighbor (Q. 17) a For we are members one of another 2. Be you all angry and not sin (Q. 18) 3. Neither give place unto the devil (Q. 19) 4. Let him that stole steal no more (Q. 20) a. Rather let him labour b. Rather let him work with hands the thing which is good (1) That he may have to give to him that needs 5. Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth (Q. 21) a. Only that which is good to the use of edifying (1) That it may minister grace unto the hearers 6. Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God (Q. 22) a. Whereby you all are sealed unto the day of redemption 7. Let all bitterness be put away from you 8. Let all wrath be put away from you 9. Let all anger be put away from you 10. Let all clamor be put away from you 11. Let all evil speaking be put away from you 12. Let all malice be put away from you 13. Be you all kind one to another 14. Be you all tenderhearted one to another 15. Be you all forgiving one to another (Q. 23) a. Even as for Christ’s sake has forgiven you

14. Why do we, as believers in Christ Jesus, put off the former conversation of the old man (that man who was dead in sins before Christ)? : 

14. Why do we, as believers in Christ Jesus, put off the former conversation of the old man (that man who was dead in sins before Christ)? a. Because we try to impress with our flowery speech d. The conversation is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts c. Because if we talk the way we used to, we will get kicked out of church b. The old conversation was way too boring

15. What is the reason that we renew the spirit of our mind? : 

15. What is the reason that we renew the spirit of our mind? a. Because believers need to learn how to have a good time d. Because a mind that is renewed by the spirit will know how to make lots of money c. Because we are to put on the new man which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness b. Because renewing the spirit of our mind will give us good fashion sense

16. Name the fifteen things that we are to do when we are a new man which has renewed the spirit of our minds. : 

16. Name the fifteen things that we are to do when we are a new man which has renewed the spirit of our minds. 1. Put away lying and speak every man truth with his neighbor 13. Be you all kind one to another 3. Give no place to the devil 2. Being angry and not sinning 14. Be you all tenderhearted one to another 12. Let all malice be put away from you 10. Let all clamor be put away from you 9. Let all anger be put away from you 7. Let all bitterness be put away from you 6. Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God 5. Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth 8. Let all wrath be put away from you 15. Be you all forgiving one to another 11. Let all evil speaking be put away from you 4. Let him that stole steal no more

17. Why are we to put away lying and are to speak truth to our neighbor when we renew the spirit of our mind? : 

17. Why are we to put away lying and are to speak truth to our neighbor when we renew the spirit of our mind? a. Because our neighbors like us telling the truth to them the best d. Because lying to our neighbors will not build trust now so we can lie to them latter c. Because lying to our neighbors will mean they wont lend us bread b. Because we are members of one-another

18. Are we allowed to be angry? Y or N : 

18. Are we allowed to be angry? Y or N

19. Discuss what it is to give place to the devil. : 

19. Discuss what it is to give place to the devil.

20. What is a reason for a man, who is a new creature in Christ who has renewed the spirit of his mind, to labor with his hands? : 

20. What is a reason for a man, who is a new creature in Christ who has renewed the spirit of his mind, to labor with his hands? a. He labors to work that thing that is good and to give to those who have needs d. Ones skills in ones job equates to ones righteousness c. Gods people need to strive to become rich b. People need to be kept busy

21. What, instead of corrupt communication, is supposed to come from our mouths? : 

21. What, instead of corrupt communication, is supposed to come from our mouths? a. Nothing d. Whatever anyone wants to hear at any particular moment c. Long prayers b. Conversation that which is good to the use of edifying that it may minister grace unto the hearers

22. Discuss what it is to grieve the Holy Spirit? : 

22. Discuss what it is to grieve the Holy Spirit?

23. Why are we to forgive one another? : 

23. Why are we to forgive one another? a. Because Christ has forgiven us d. Because our own mistakes that are the only thing that counts so what other people do doesn’t matter c. Because in order to get away with bigger mistakes on our own part, we allow people to get away with certain things b. Because God tells us to

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