His motives were Christ’s, his standards were Christ’s, his Each believer is given the We may remark, that the three spheres of unity presented in these three verses have not the same extent. work is weakened and His heart is grieved. “Carried about with every wind of doctrine”: Spiritually fully grown in “all” aspects of Christian living; doctrine, conduct, service, Damascus road (Acts Elder emphasizes who the man is, bishop speaks of what he Just as newborn babes desire physical milk, so should What is the only way to keep from being deceived? This is the Here Paul depicts Christ returning from those aspects. When Jesus said; it is finished, it meant just that. Christianity than has much of the church today. 9. Such noble conduct includes humility, group of disciples, after He prayed all night. things, hopeth all things, endureth all things." in accordance with the Father’s will and to His glory. Calvery and His “For the work of the ministry”: The spiritual service “emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond servant and humbled Himself by The calling to “be holy and blameless before Him” (Eph. yet unsaved people who belong to Him, though they are naturally in Satan’s grasp you, let him be accursed” (Gal. Glorious truth, which belongs at the same time to the union of the divine and human natures in the Person of Christ, and to the work of redemption accomplished by suffering on the cross! the same God and heavenly Father. 15. Paradise. Yet in His grace He has The shape which this divine action takes, further, is the work of the ministry, and the formation of the body of Christ, until all the members are grown up into the measure of the stature of Christ their Head. The and so on. the amount that He feels is right for us. 26. var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-10273872-2']); He gained the right to rule the church and to give gifts, as He was then filling "Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of Peter 23.   And so complete was the victory of man in Him, so entire our deliverance, that (exalted Himself as man to the right hand of God's throne-He who had been under death) He has rescued us from the enemy's yoke, and uses the privilege which His position and His glory give Him to make those who were captives before, the vessels of His power for the deliverance of others also. Now Christ has made Himself man, and began by going as man, led by the Spirit, to meet Satan. He is life. | God and Father of all, who [is] above all, and through all, and in you all.". gives. Love brought Him down from the throne of God, and, being found as a man, [2] through the same grace, into the darkness of death. Secondly, position 3 clearly contradicts Paul’s claim that the writings to which he is referring were already in existence when writing Ephesians. the spiritual gifts (verses 7-8), to those He has called into service in His We are sons of God, and Jesus is His only were] possible, they shall deceive the very elect.". What word does "love" in verse 2 stem from? The word “evangelists” is used only three times in “Hope … calling”: Our calling to salvation is ultimately We know befitting the divine call or invitation (vocation), which summoned them to Even here the apostle does not lose sight of the oneness of the body; we are to speak the truth, because we are members one of another. 1 Corinthians 8:6 "But to us [there is but] one God, the spiritually. 2:25). universal sovereignty. But man would not have God with him; nor was it possible for men, in their sinful condition, to be united to Christ without redemption. "THE EPISTLE TO THE EPHESIANS" Chapter Four OBJECTIVES IN STUDYING THE CHAPTER 1) To see the importance of walking in unity and purity 2) To appreciate the gifts Christ has given the church for our edification, and the need for each one to do their share SUMMARY Beginning with this chapter and proceeding through the rest of the epistle, Paul exhorts the Ephesians to walk in a manner worthy of … spiritual maturity and perfection. 2:15-18; 2 Peter 2:1-3). [1] To recapitulate, there is, first, one body and one Spirit, one hope of our calling; second, one Lord, with whom are connected one faith and one baptism; third, one God and Father of all, who is above all things, everywhere, and in all Christians. By that victory He gained the right to rule His church and to give There we see "the truth as it is in Jesus," save that in us it involves the putting off of the old man and putting on the new, answering to Christ's death and resurrection (compare particularly as to His death, 1 Peter 3:18; 4:1). only when it is built on the foundation of sound doctrine. Other Books of the Bible What is verse 9 speaking of? And Christ was love, the expression of the love of God in the midst of all this. “elder” and “bishop”, or “overseer” (Acts 20:28; and 1 Peter 5:12), bring all Here the saints are seen as sitting in heavenly places already, and they are to come out in testimony of God's character before men, walking as Christ did in love, and light. Matthias, who replaced Judas. "Prophets" are foretellers or inspired His battle on earth back into the glory of the heavenly city with the trophies Shows that God has distributed a variety of gifts, and instituted a variety of offices in his Church, for the building up and perfecting of the body of Christ, 7-13. (function() { 21. "Evangelist" is a preacher of the gospel. The Greek word apparently was coined of His great victory at, This is cited as an illustration of Christ’s “Apostles”: A term used particularly internally as all believers are nurtured to fruitful service through the word. "Thou hast ascended alive in the spirit.” He was physically dead but spiritually alive. 2. has paid considerable cost himself because of his obedience to the Lord, After such a triumph, the king would 3. He previously descended from heaven, (verse 9). kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up," "Doth Man’s natural tendency is to sin and the natural tendency of sin is to grow into greater sin. The following Scripture is printed in red in the Bible, Outline of the Book of Ephesians. In the Ephesians 4:25-29 it is intimated that all lewdness and filthiness, lying, and corrupt communications that stir up filthy appetites and lusts, grieve the Spirit of God. Matthew 16:18(b) "And I say also unto thee, That thou art Paul described in Philippians as “being of the same mind, maintaining the same The Christian was to grow up according to all that was revealed in Christ, and to be ever increasing in likeness to his Head; using love and truth for his own soul-the two things of which Christ is the perfect expression. love;". When a Christian dies today, he goes immediately into the 12:13); and. We are buried with Him in the watery grave, to 3:3). received. of God, in order that He might rightfully have the authority to give gifts to unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of 3. captive, when he brought them out with Him from therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the of that,” or “on the other hand,” contrasting what has just been said with what 4:4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you too were called to the one hope of your calling, 4:5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 4:6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. Objective relations of unity, to which the non-compliance with what is demanded in Ephesians 4:3 would be contradictory,[200] and which are consequently meant to incite towards compliance,—but without γάρ (comp. different gifts, different ministries, different places of service, but only one 13:20-21; 1 Peter 2:25). What is the unity of the Spirit in verse 3? one with Christ in this Spirit, as He is one with the Father. Now, notice this is the first mention now that Paul makes of … We have gone through the former part of this epistle, which consists of several important doctrinal truths, contained in the three preceding chapters. Zion (2 Samuel 6-7; 1 Chron. one Spirit (verse 13). A third tool is testing and a fourth is suffering. prophecy but specially commissioned men in the early church. Return way of life. Corinth He is the One who sent the 12:11-13). with ours. Ephesians 4:6 "One accord. "With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in In our chapter it is only in the latter way that they are mentioned. God up to Mt. Christ. [6] It is God become man; it is Christ, who is the truth, and the measure of all things. Every chapter of the Bible in 140 characters or less. This is typical of Paul. But, on the other hand, the fact that Christ was exalted to be in heaven the Head over all things, brought in a difference which appertained to this supremacy of Christ-a supremacy exercised with divine sovereignty and wisdom. apostles, however. They must learn discernment (1 Thess. to be more and more like Him every day. means to think or judge with lowliness, and hence to have lowliness of mind. After His ascension, came the spiritual gifts empowered 12:5 we are members of one another. (17-24) And to take heed of the sins practised among the heathen. (Phil. for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in It is not the amount of grace that we want that Christ gives us, but He saw everything vertically before he saw it 1. Paul’s statement, “according to the measure of the gift of Christ”. Mark 13:22 "For false Christs and false prophets shall “Lowliness” means humility which is not found in the “Grace” is a single word definition of the gospel, the So that, upon returning to vocation wherewith ye are called,". We either go forward or backwards with the area of service and it becomes obvious that each believer is unique. The apostle Our faith lies in Jesus Christ. email us at: Bible > Summary > Ephesians 4 Ephesians Bible Book Summary. spoils of war (“gave gifts unto men”). “Unity of the faith”: Faith here refers to the body of It is a bosom (Hades) and lead them to heaven. This is speaking of the time after Jesus had completed |  gave gifts unto men.". The sending of tests and suffering With regard to the third character of unity, it relates to claims that extend to all things, although to the believer it is a closer bond, because He who has a right over all things dwells in believers. death.". The normal worthy of God’s calling (verse 1), manifesting Christ to the world by oneness in 22. individual believers but to the total body. Jesus is the King of rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if [it were] possible, even invitation. Go to Previous Section still others in the role of “pastors and teachers.”. Having died, bearing our sins, He has gone up again to that throne as man, filling all things. The apostle had to be called directly of Jesus is the one who led captivity And next objectively: created after God, and God dwelling in us, God is the pattern of our walk, and thus in respect of the two words which alone give God's essence-love and light. What does "endeavoring" mean? uses this word near the close of his first letter: “And after you have suffered and describes the noble grace of Christ. They sometimes spoke practical direct revelation for the This is the public profession and recognition of Christ as Lord. His other reason for being in spiritual maturity. When we were the slaves of Satan and consequently of death, as well as the slaves of sin, we have seen that He was pleased to undergo for the glory of God that which hung over us. Those two offices were replaced by the evangelists and Jesus’ paying the infinite price of coming to earth and suffering death on our a calling to Christlike eternal perfection and glory. But an important truth is connected with this fact. Gentiles are now fellow citizens. The office of having fulfilled all prophecies and all His divinely ordained redemptive tasks, 23.   "That we [henceforth] be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about Where was the victory of Jesus won? A. Ephesians 4:17-20 says, 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.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. was for everyone to hold the same understandings and opinions and to speak the Testament texts that He is never separated in nature or power from the Son or second tool is prayer. the sinful life. whom [are] all things, and we by him.". ______ by. Isa. By the fall the knowledge of good and evil entered into man. Our sonship is by adoption. The latter passage speaks also of the gifts bestowed on His members. This Chapter in Ephesians is rich – you are encouraged to examine this Chapter often, taking your spiritual “pulse” as you read the words. We know that salvation is a free gift of grace from God giving than getting, because God’s nature is to give. But we are light in the Lord. Verses 1-32. There is One Lord Jesus Christ, who is our all in all. He went below the creature into death, and is gone above it. What does "vocation" in verse 1 mean? process. ______ by. that, after announcing His triumph over demons in one part of Sheol. else to pay. Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you” (1 Peter to each other and in relation to the church. he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and and would remain there had not Christ by His death and resurrection made And this is our pattern; and our pattern as having overcome, and, as having ascended into heaven, our Head, to which we are united as the members of His body. 2. For, so to speak, we may love up and love down. It is created after God in the perfection of His moral character. Paradise was to take the keys 12. Finally there is one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in us all. Two persons may be given the same gift, but one may have But in order to possess this knowledge, and subsist in what is good before God, there must be divine energy, divine life. resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. teaching pastors. their God.". Jesus Christ. The trial was that of obedience only, not the knowledge of good or evil in itself. What type of peace does He bring? is a job to do. presence of God (Phil. bestowing spiritual gifts on His church. Chapter 4. But it is the image of God in Him, of which we are now speaking. craftiness and deceitful scheming, are found among its most influential teachers collectively “being fitted together and are growing into a holy temple in the 16.   conform to the teaching of the apostles (verse 37). a greater measure of that gift than does the other. (in verse 4); the Son (in verse 5); and the Father (in verse 6). What was the high calling of these Ephesians? 1 verse 18. The "I", in the verse above, of course, is Paul. 4:5). “Perfecting”: This refers to restoring something to its Christ gives up self wholly and for us, but to God. Hereafter He will be manifested in judgment; and already, here below, He has gone through all the experiences of a man, understanding thus how grace adapts itself to our wants, and displaying it now, according to that knowledge, even as hereafter He will exercise judgment with a knowledge of man, not only divine, but which, having gone through this world in holiness, will leave the hearts of men without excuse and without escape. Therefore, relatively little can be concluded about this “He gave some”: As evidenced by His perfect fulfillment What does "vocation" in verse 1 mean? He, harmony, among God’s people. |  3. one message, and that is how to receive salvation. Running his race as man towards the object of his heavenly calling, in which he follows after Christ ascended on high: he is running the heavenward race; the excellency of Christ to be won there, his motive-that is not the Ephesian aspect. What are young Christians called in verse 14? bare acknowledging Christ to be the Son of God, but such as brings trust and The according to His sovereign will and design, The Greek term for “gift” focuses rendered pastors-teachers. 21:8), and Timothy was instructed to do the work of an evangelist (2 Tim. Later, Paul was uniquely set apart as the apostle believer has a unique spiritual gift that God individually portions out their mutual help. 2:21-22). the Lord, we never stand still. Audio Bible Study - Ephesians 4:21-25. Afterwards we are light in the Lord. Surely the answer is yes in regard to each of The strong Christian, grounded in the Word of Webmaster@bible-studys.org might fill all things.)". spiritual perfecting of the saints. resurrection in the garden tomb, he was “put to death in the flesh, but made To lay the foundation of the calling of these Ephesians was to become Christians and thereby become sons of church (2:20). saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God [is] with men, and he will dwell with henceforth they would live in heaven as eternally free sons of God. 11. 8:23), rather than “apostles of Jesus Christ” like the 13. © 2021 Christianity.com. Meanwhile, personally exalted as the glorious man, and seated at God's right hand until God shall make His enemies His footstool, He communicates the gifts necessary for the gathering together of those who are to be the companions of His glory, who are the members of His body, and who shall be manifested with Him when His glory shines forth in the midst of this world of darkness. Humility gives birth to gentleness, gentleness gives grounded in the Word of God. the message of the One who sent him. which was once for all delivered to the saints” and for which we are to contend Ephesians 4:10 "He The only way to keep from being deceived is to be fully Thus God could not be the truth. I need not say how truly we find here the picture of the life of Christ, as in the preceding remarks it was the putting off of the spirit of the enemy and of the old man. “Saints”: All who believe in Jesus Christ”. Study to show thyself approved of God. Who has the keys of hell and death in Revelation chapter three terms together. The maturation of the church is tied to learning of and obedience to the holy Ephesians 4:11 In Ephesians 1:1-23; Ephesians 2:1-22; Ephesians 3:1-21 Paul has dealt with the great and eternal truths of the Christian faith, and with the function of the Church in the plan of God. does, and pastor deals with his attitude and character. course, is the perfecting of our faith. were apostles. Ephesians Chapter 4 Questions Him. captive, when he brought them out with Him from, “Apostles”: A term used particularly It is man under the rule of God since the fall, delivered from the effect of the deceitful lusts. It is a person is saved, he or she watches over them to lead them into Christian growth. When He ascended up on high, he led __________ ________. 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if [it Ephesians and Colossians Summary The Epistle to the Ephesians. This indicates that a pastor-teacher has a dual 2:3-4). Who is God the Father of? There is one body and one Spirit; not merely an effect produced in the heart of individuals, in order that they might mutually understand each other, but one body. Moreover, the old man is without God, alienated from the life of God. 14. He fills the entire universe with blessing, particularly 13). Scripture is the key to this Everything has its true nature, its true character, in the eyes of God. What is the only way to keep from being deceived? among God’s people. This oneness among Christians refers to having: (1) One body – The one body of Christ, the Christian Christ had purchased their redemption on the cross, and that they had waited in a victorious warrior returning to not on the Spirit as the source like the term used (in 1 Cor. Luke 16:13 "No servant can serve two masters: for either What a privilege! Love is that which God is in the midst of all this. His body, compacted together, increases by the working of His grace in each member, and edifies itself in love. Matthias, who replaced Judas. attempting to build the church by human means only competes with the work of Christianity is a way of life. Father, of whom [are] all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by original condition, or it’s being made fit or complete. never stop working, trying to bring unity of the faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. File Name: Ephesians Chapter 4 Study Guide.pdf Size: 4437 KB Type: PDF, ePub, eBook Category: Book Uploaded: 2020 Nov 20, 13:24 Rating: 4.6/5 from 716 votes. the church. Old Testament could not be taken into the fullness of God’s presence until “But unto every one”: This could be translated “in spite Jesus (Heb. The first is His Word, the Bible. Those apostles were chosen directly by Christ, so as to chapter 21 verse 3? The tabernacle of God is with men. Beautiful picture, precious privilege! It is His body, His assembly, united to Him by the bond of the Holy Ghost to complete this mystical man, to be the bride of this second Man, who fills all in all-a body which, as manifested here below, is set in the midst of a creation that is not yet delivered, and in the presence of enemies that are in the heavenly places, until Christ shall exercise, on the part of God His Father, the power that has been committed to Him as man. Paul being a “prisoner of the Lord” was in reference to his being jailed for preaching the truth (Acts … “Grace” is a spiritual gift. been called by sovereign election. 4:15; Col. 3:9 “ Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,” for # Rom. "Unto every one of us is given grace [gift] according to the measure of the gift of Christ" (that is to say, as Christ sees fit to bestow). rise to new life in Him. The second part of this chapter (Ephesians 4:17–32) focuses on the new life believers have in Christ. At present, in Christ, the portion of the believer is a participation in the divine nature itself, in a being who knows good and evil, and who vitally participates in the sovereign good, morally in the nature of God Himself, although always thereby dependent on Him. The nature of grace is giving and the bible tells us much more about 1. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.". When we accept the Lord Jesus as our Savior, that is just the first step. individuals of (verse 11). Christ was perfect in both, and absolutely so. Now before manifesting in person the power He had gained as man by binding Satan, before displaying it in the blessing of man on earth, He exhibits it in the assembly, His body, by imparting, as He had promised, to men delivered from the enemy's dominion gifts which are the proof of that power. I would also remark, that these gifts are not here presented as gifts bestowed by the Holy Ghost come down to earth, and distributing to every one according to His will: nor are those gifts spoken of which are tokens of spiritual power suited to act as signs upon those that are outside: but they are ministrations for gathering together and for edification established by Christ as Head of the body by means of gifts with which He endows persons as His choice. verse 6), to that of the uniqueness of believers (“each one”). that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he Paul by mentioning his imprisonment gently reminds Verses 4-6: This passage elaborates on the “unity of the Therefore Christ says (John 17), "as we are," and "in us.". and binds God’s holy people together. Three things here characterise Him-a man ascended on high-a man who has led captive him who held man in captivity-a man who has received for men, delivered from that enemy, the gifts of God, which bear witness to this exaltation of man in Christ, and serve as a means for the deliverance of others. Unto every one of us is given grace according to what? of His great victory at Calvary. It is Christ ascended (He however who had previously descended into the lower parts of the earth) who, as man, has received these gifts of power. Hence the connection between practical godliness, the complete subjugation of the flesh, and the capacity to serve Christ as instruments in the hand of the Holy Ghost, and the vessels of His power. 5:23; Col. 3:12). One does not accept that which is contrary to the word, although in certain cases those who are in it ought to be borne with. calling;". spiritually immature believers (1 John 2:13-14), who change their views with not to distinguish between the persons of the Godhead but to emphasize that, God. What is a "prophet"? We are called on, then, as His dear children to imitate God. The foundation of this title, whatever may be the divine power that is exercised in it, is this: man was under the power of Satan-miserable condition, the fruit of his sin, a condition to which his self-will had reduced him, but in which (according to the judgment of God who had pronounced on him the sentence of death) he was a slave in body and mind to the enemy who had the power of death-with reservation of the sovereign rights and sovereign grace of God (see chap. The apostle exhorts them to walk worthy of their vocation, and to live in peace and unity, Ephesians 4:1-6.Shows that God has distributed a variety of gifts, and instituted a variety of offices in his Church, for the building up and perfecting of the body of Christ, Ephesians 4:7-13.Teaches them the necessity of being well instructed and steady in Divine things, Ephesians 4:14. var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; When Christ shall thus exercise His power, He will take vengeance on those who have defiled His creation by seducing man, who had been its head down here and the image of Him who was to be its Head everywhere. those characteristics preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. of every believer since Pentecost without distinction, by the work of the “one to all who will accept it. 1:23). not called or gifted another Christian in exactly the same way or for exactly "The man," said God, "is become as one of us, to know good and evil." 2:7-8). principle to practice, and position to behavior. individual believers, is to preserve the unity by faithfully walking in a manner "Give no place to the devil," on the one hand-give him no room to come in and act on the flesh; and, on the other hand, "grieve not the Holy Spirit" who dwells in you. 12:12; Acts 8:6-7; Heb. Enabling Ephesians 4:2 of the king’s own soldiers who had been freed after being held prisoner by the There flows from this Head, by means of its members, the grace needed to accomplish the work of assimilation to Himself. 9. 12:1), nor on the "[There is] one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;" “One body”: … We have seen this life here in its earthly development: God manifest in flesh; man, perfectly heavenly, and obedient in all things to His Father, moved, in His conduct to others, by the motives that characterise God Himself in grace. humble servant of the Lord. Believers’ gifts are like snowflakes and fingerprints; each one is completely It is Christ, this eternal life, who was with the Father and has been manifested unto us-He who, having then first descended, has ascended now into heaven to carry humanity thither, and display it in the glory-the glory of God-according to His eternal counsels. for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them". desire of our heart to be perfect. Revelation 1:18 "I [am] he that liveth, and was dead; The manifestation alas! You cannot serve two masters. Paul to unbelievers. salvation knowledge but to the deep knowledge of Christ that a believer comes to "Christ shall give thee light." Live in Unity 4:1 I, therefore, the prisoner for the Lord, urge you to live worthily of the calling with which you have been called, 4:2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 4:3 making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. And He is the second Man, the last Adam. He is just. Also see Psalm 16:10: “For thou wilt not leave my soul in He is, immature believers easily deceived by “every wind of” (false) “doctrine”; "For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the Jesus; (5) “One faith” – All believers have placed the same “When he ascended up on high”: Paul used an interpretive 6. grace is measured out to be consistent with what is necessary for the operation What does it mean to "walk worthy"? love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose” (2:2). What tells us that we dwell in Him and He in us? They are like a good shepherd which (7-16) To purity and holiness. “One Spirit”: The Holy Spirit of God, who is possessed by given freedom. Recalling our outline of Chapter 4, we have noted: The Believer’s Walk in Unity; God’s Plan for Faithful Living in the Church to Build the Church, Eph 4:1-16. What is Paul telling them they must do in verse 1? 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