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Ep.3:20: did Paul ask too much of God? Ep.4: did he ask too much of us? Therefore Therefore: advances the previous teaching: from belief to behavior Prisoner.

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1 Ep.3:20: did Paul ask too much of God? Ep.4: did he ask too much of us? Therefore Therefore: advances the previous teaching: from belief to behavior Prisoner Prisoner: (not apostle); he suffered for them: from salvation to sacrifice Beseech Beseech you: urge, beg, entreat: from explanation to exhortation

2 I. Ambition (4:1)

3 I am saved by grace. What does the Lord want from me? 1. Walk. Constant; progressive 2. Worthy. Ph.1:27; Col.1:10; 1 Th.2:12

4 Bringing up the other beam of the scales 5 lbs. Calling Profession 5 lbs. Conduct Practice

5 I am saved by grace. What does the Lord want from me? 1. Walk. Constant; progressive 2. Worthy. Ph.1:27; Col.1:10; 1 Th.2:12 3. Of the calling. 2 Th.2:14 Application: Ep.4:17; 5:2 Pr.22:1 Remember who you are Pr.22:1 Remember who you are 2 Sm.12 Believed truth Behaved as unbel. 2 Sm.12 Believed truth Behaved as unbel.

6 I. Ambition (4:1) II. Attitude (4:2)

7 I am saved by grace. How can I walk worthily? 1. Lowliness (humility; opposite of arro- gance). 2 K.5. 1 Co.4:7. Mt.11:29

8 I am saved by grace. How can I walk worthily? 1. Lowliness (humility; opposite of arrogance). 2 K.5. 1 Co.4:7. Mt.11:29 2. Gentleness (courtesy, consideration, meekness) Master self, serve others 2 Sm.16:5-13 Isa.11 Master self, serve others 2 Sm.16:5-13 Isa.11

9 I am saved by grace. How can I walk worthily? 1. Lowliness (humility; opposite of arrogance). 2 K.5. 1 Co.4:7. Mt.11:29 2. Gentleness (courtesy, consideration, meekness) 3. Longsuffering (able to bear up under provocation; reluctant to avenge wrongs) Mt.182 T.4:2

10 I am saved by grace. How can I walk worthily? 1. Lowliness (humility; opposite of arrogance). 2 K.5. 1 Co.4:7. Mt.11:29 2. Gentleness (courtesy, consideration, meekness) 3. Longsuffering (able to bear up under provocation; reluctant to avenge wrongs) 4. Bearing w. one another (endure, put up with, be patient w.); tolerance Mt.17:171 Co.4:12

11 I. Ambition (4:1) III. Actions (4:2-3) II. Attitude (4:2)

12 I am saved by grace. How can I do these things? 1. Love (in love) Rooted, grounded in love, 3:17 Speak truth in love, 4:15 Build up in love, 4:16 Walk in love, 5:2 Rooted, grounded in love, 3:17 Speak truth in love, 4:15 Build up in love, 4:16 Walk in love, 5:2

13 I am saved by grace. How can I do these things? 1. Love (in love) 2. Work (3): spare no effort; be zealous / eager, take pains, make every effort Implies difficulty Implies determination

14 I am saved by grace. How can I do these things? 1. Love (in love) 2. Work (3): spare no effort; be zealous / eager, take pains, make every effort 3. Keep (3): hold something so as not to give it up or lose it. Ep.2:13-18

15 Keep (3): hold something… Unity oneness, harmony Not enough to avoid division Preserve unity! Gn.45:24; Lk.18:13 Unity oneness, harmony Not enough to avoid division Preserve unity! Gn.45:24; Lk.18:13 Bond Col.2:19, ligaments Bond of peace (the bond that is peace) Ac.21:10-14, Paul Ep.4: church Bond Col.2:19, ligaments Bond of peace (the bond that is peace) Ac.21:10-14, Paul Ep.4: church

16 I. Ambition (4:1) IV. Absolutes (4:4-6) II. Attitude (4:2) III. Actions (4:2-3)

17 I am saved by grace. Does God want unity? One body Ep.1:22-23 onebody 1. There is one body (Ep.4:4) bodychurch 2. The body is the church one church 3. Therefore there is one church onebody 1. There is one body (Ep.4:4) bodychurch 2. The body is the church one church 3. Therefore there is one church

18 I am saved by grace. Does God want unity? One body Ep.1:22-23 Ep.2:16, reconciled in one body 1 Co.12:13, baptized into one body Not one for Jews, another for Gentiles Ep.2:16, reconciled in one body 1 Co.12:13, baptized into one body Not one for Jews, another for Gentiles Kiwanis Club = Optimist Club? Baptist = Methodist = Presbyterian = Lutheran = Catholic = Anglican? Kiwanis Club = Optimist Club? Baptist = Methodist = Presbyterian = Lutheran = Catholic = Anglican?

19 One Spirit Ep.2:18, access Holy Spirit Jews Acts 2 Jews Acts 2 Gentiles Acts 10 Gentiles Acts 10 Ac.15:9

20 One hope Ep.1:18, know it “Desire + expectation”  Based on secular literature, akin to “wishful thinking”  Blessed assurance Col.1:5 Centered in Christ, T.2:13 Culminates in eternal life, T.1:2

21 One Lord Ac.2:36 One who is in a position of authority, owner, master Twenty-six times in Ephesians

22 One faith Ep.6:16, shield Grace alone Grace alone Faith alone Faith alone Faith in prayer Faith in prayer H. S. baptism H. S. baptism Works alone Ac.26:11; Ro.10:17

23 One baptism Ep.5:26, washes (Ac.22:16) Ac.19:1-7  Action in itself did them no good  Good intentions did them no good (done for wrong purpose)

24 One God & Father of all “I seek God in my own way”  Isa.53:6 Over all No superior (1:21; 4:10). 1 Co.15:27 Through all His influence is felt everywhere In all Special union w. His people (2:21-22)

25 Most religions ignore some of these “ones” denominations in U.S. alone xyz One teaches x, another y, another z one They do not follow one standard NT What if everyone followed NT?

26 If everyone followed NT, no denominational... Organization (Ac.14:23) Division (1 Co.1:10; 4:17) Worship (Ep.5:19) Plan of salvation (Ja.2:24)


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