Gene Cunningham - June 9, 2003

Ephesians #19

Ephesians #19

Eph 4:11-12 Speaking gifts prepare the saints to fulfill the building up of the body. Doctrinal unity comes from believing the same thing - a unity in the faith (Phil 1:27, 1Co 1:10, Psa 133:1 Eph 4:13-16). Practical unity is more important (Neh 2:18, Neh 4:17-18, Eph 4:17-29). In Eph 4:13, "knowledge" is experiential and implemented not just mental or spiritual. Peter uses the same word and concept in 2Pe 1:1-4; without Grace (the Spirit's working), truth becomes destructive, but with Grace comes peace. The "fullness" in Eph 4:13 amplifies Eph 3:19. Luk 6:35-40 illustrates the "measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ" -- graciousness, compassion, mercy.

Scripture References: Ephesians 4:13-16, Ephesians 3:19, Psalms 133:1, Ephesians 4:13, Philippians 1:27, Ephesians 4:13, Ephesians 4:11-12, Ephesians 4:17-29, Nehemiah 4:17-18, Nehemiah 2:18, Luke 6:35-40

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More than any book Ephesians reveals the blessings from God based on our relationship with Jesus Christ by grace through faith. Eph 1:3 is the a key verse. Other key verses by chapter include Eph 2:8 Eph 3:19 Eph 4:1 Eph 5:18 and Eph 6:10-11.

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