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GOD’S WISDOM IN THE CHURCH EPHESIANS 2:19-3:13
God’s Wisdom in the Church Temple a type of the church Ezekiel 40-48 The church is a spiritual house 1 Peter 2:4-8 Christ is the foundation 1 Cor. 3:8-17 Gentiles are a part of it Eph. 2:19-22 Word of God is the blueprint Eph. 3:1-7 Church demonstrates God’s manifold wisdom Eph. 3:9-11 Church glorifies God Eph. 3:21 Specific conduct in God’s house 1 Tim. 3:15
How the Church Displays God’s Wisdom 1.By being saved Eph. 1:6,12,14 2.By how we were saved Romans 3:20-26 Shows us His righteousness Rom. 3:25 Shows us His love Rom. 5:6-8 Shows us His power Eph. 1:19-23 Shows us how we should live 1 Peter 2:21-25 His grace teaches us to respond Titus 2:11-13 Believe in His love -> love Him and others 1 John 4:16-21
How the Church Displays God’s Wisdom God’s goodness should lead to repentance Rom. 2:4 Rom. 6:17 We must obey from the heart the commandment form of the gospel 1 Cor. 15:1-4 gospel is the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus What commandment is the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus? Baptism into His death Rom. 6:3 Buried and raised with Him in baptism Colossians 2:12
How the Church Displays God’s Wisdom 3. By how we save others 1 Cor. 1:18-31 The saved are to save by sharing Acts 8:26-39 We demonstrate righteousness by faith Rom. 10:5-13 We are to be living examples Matt. 5:13-16 We carry our cross daily Luke 9:23, 2 Cor. 4:10 Patient endurance 1 Peter 2:21-25, 3:15 We are merged together in one body 1 Cor. 12:12-31, Matt. 28:18-20, John 17:20-23
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