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Steve Petch Sunday 17 th March 2013 Unity and Maturity Ephesians 4 v 1 - 16.

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1 Steve Petch Sunday 17 th March 2013 Unity and Maturity Ephesians 4 v

2 Unity: Eph 4 v 1-6 Unity takes effort (v3) Leaders: lead with love Followers: willingly submit

3 Unity: Eph 4 v 1-6 Unity takes Godly character (v2) Humility Gentleness Patience Love

4 Unity: Eph 4 v 1-6 Unity is something we already have (v4-6) One body One Spirit One hope One Lord One faith One baptism One God and Father of all

5 Unity: Eph 4 v 1-6 “Live a life worthy of the calling you have received” (v1) Unity takes effort (v3) Unity takes Godly character (v2) Unity is something we already have (v4-6)

6 Maturity: Eph 4 v 7-16 Unity and Maturity are closely linked Maturity means… Being prepared for works of service (v12) Being built up in our knowledge of Jesus (v13) Growing in unity (v13) Knowing the truth from the lies (v14) Speaking the truth in love (v15) Using our gifts to serve (v16)

7 Maturity: Eph 4 v 7-16 We need to grow in maturity as individuals… … and we need to grow in maturity as a church To help, Jesus gave us… Apostles Prophets Evangelists Pastors & Teachers (Eph 4v11-13)

8 Maturity: Eph 4 v 7-16 The role of apostles today: Care of the churches Watching over doctrine Impartation of spiritual gifts Regions beyond (inc the poor) This is key for our maturity as a church!

9 Steve Petch Sunday 17 th March 2013 Unity and Maturity Ephesians 4 v


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