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1 Growing up into Him Rochdale Bible Class – 7 th October 2008 Eph 4:15

2 Growing up into Him2 Overview ► Brief structure of Ephesians ► The Fullness of Christ ► Growing up ► Conclusions ► Brief structure of Ephesians ► The Fullness of Christ ► Growing up ► Conclusions

3 Growing up into Him3 Brief Structure of Ephesians Saved by grace – 2:5+8 Brought near – 2:13 Reconciled – 2:16 Access to God – 2:18 Built together – 2:22 … Saved by grace – 2:5+8 Brought near – 2:13 Reconciled – 2:16 Access to God – 2:18 Built together – 2:22 … Grow – 4:13-16 Leave the old – 4:22 Redeem the time – 5:16 Armour of God – 6: … Grow – 4:13-16 Leave the old – 4:22 Redeem the time – 5:16 Armour of God – 6: … Blessed… – 1:3 “In Christ” Quickened – 2:1+5 Elevated – 2:6 Blessed… – 1:3 “In Christ” Quickened – 2:1+5 Elevated – 2:6 Walk: Worthy – 4:1 Not like Gentiles – 4:17 In Love – 5:1 In the Light – 5:8 Carefully – 5:15 Walk: Worthy – 4:1 Not like Gentiles – 4:17 In Love – 5:1 In the Light – 5:8 Carefully – 5:15

4 Growing up into Him4 The Fullness of Christ Grace Truth Mercy Truth Goodness Faithfulness Loving-kindness Righteousness Goodness Severity Long suffering No Compromise Compassion Purity Grace Truth Mercy Truth Goodness Faithfulness Loving-kindness Righteousness Goodness Severity Long suffering No Compromise Compassion Purity The Glory of God The Glory of God

5 Growing up into Him5 The Fullness of Christ Grace Truth Mercy Truth Goodness Faithfulness Loving-kindness Righteousness Goodness Severity Long suffering No Compromise Compassion Purity Grace Truth Mercy Truth Goodness Faithfulness Loving-kindness Righteousness Goodness Severity Long suffering No Compromise Compassion Purity The Character of God The Character of God For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 2Cor 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 2Cor 4:6 [Talking about the Son] being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person… Heb 1:3 ‘Express image’ = gr. ‘character’ [Talking about the Son] being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person… Heb 1:3 ‘Express image’ = gr. ‘character’

6 Growing up into Him6 Growing up In what? In the Word In the Word In how we treat each other In how we treat each other How? By the Word By the Word

7 Growing up into Him7 Eph 4:16 (NKJV) …from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

8 Growing up into Him8 Eph 4:16 (NKJV) …from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

9 Growing up into Him9 Eph 4:16 (NKJV) …from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

10 Growing up into Him10 Eph 4:16 (NKJV) …from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

11 Growing up into Him11 Growing up In what? In the Word In the Word In how we treat each other In how we treat each other How? By the Word By the Word Through each other Through each other

12 Growing up into Him12 The Two Sides Truth Mercy Knowledge Love Doctrine Attitude High Standard Right Spirit In the Word Treating each other Truth Mercy Knowledge Love Doctrine Attitude High Standard Right Spirit In the Word Treating each other Need to grow in BOTH


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