Chris Taylor
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1 - Paul refers to himself in this opening passage as "an apostle of Christ Jesus," yet it is intere...
Ephesians 1:1-2
The Central Idea: Since God has already given you everything you need to live a godly life, you should grow in godliness.
2 Peter 1:1-11
3 We bless God because he has blessed us.
Ephesians 1:3-6
3-4 is very difficult for me.
2 Peter 1:3-4
The Central Idea: Peter, a Jewish Apostle of Jesus the Messiah, is writing to elect Gentiles in order that they may have grace and peace.
2 Peter 1:1-2
Central Idea: Zealous growth in grace precludes a serious fall, in fact it leads to everlasting life.
2 Peter 1:10-11
Central Idea: Paul blesses God for planning, accomplishing, and completing our salvation.
Ephesians 1:3-14
The Central Idea Ask Jesus into your heart? Paul has a slightly different take.
Ephesians 3:14-21
The Central Idea: His divine power has given us everything we need for maturity in Christ.
Ephesians 4:11-16
The Central Idea: Beloved children imitate God, disobedient children will receive no inheritance.
Ephesians 5:1-6
  The Central Idea:   The Gospel requires a full-orbed repentance: out with the old; in with the new.
Ephesians 4:17-24
The Central Idea: Since the light of Christ causes God's children to bear fruit, expose yourself to ...
Ephesians 5:7-14
The gospel requires and enables godly living within a community.
Ephesians 4:25-32
  The Central Idea: To walk in wisdom is to walk in the Spirit: to walk in the Spirit is to be ...
Ephesians 5:15-21
The Central Idea: Husbands must take up their cross and die daily (love is not 'taking a bullet', but living your life for another).
Ephesians 5:25-33
The Central Idea: Spirit-filled women obey their husbands like the church obeys Jesus Explanations: ...
Ephesians 5:22-24
The Central Idea: Obey your parents and it will go well with you.
Ephesians 6:1-4
Central Idea: Server each other as slaves of Christ, for he’s coming to judge all Explanations...
Ephesians 6:5-9
Central Idea: Spirit-filled followers of Christ will be attacked by the devil, therefore gird yourself for battle.
Ephesians 6:10-12
The Central Idea Since we're in a spiritual war, we must use all the spiritual weapons available if we want to win (remain standing).
Ephesians 6:13-17
Central Idea: Since Jesus has done his part (verse 3-4) and because God promises effectiveness and f...
2 Peter 1:5-9
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I Did Now You Must Walk Worthy
Ephesians 4:1-10
Note: After working through this passage, I would actually break it after verse six.
Published June 1st, 2012
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2009-03-24 22:21:09
Ephesians 4:1-10
παρακαλῶ οὖν ὑμᾶς ἐγὼ ὁ δέσμιος ἐν κυρίῳ ἀξίως περιπατῆσαι τῆς κλήσεως ἧς ἐκλήθητε
Therefore , I urge you, [ I Paul ] a prisoner for the Lord, to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called ,
μετὰ πάσης ταπεινοφροσύνη καὶ πραΰτητος μετὰ μακροθυμίας
with all humility and gentleness , with patience ,
ἀνεχόμενοι ἀλλήλων ἐν ἀγάπῃ
bearing with one another in love,
σπουδάζοντες τηρεῖν τὴν ἑνότητα τοῦ πνεύματος ἐν τῷ συνδέσμῳ τῆς εἰρήνης
eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
ἓν σῶμα καὶ ἓν πνεῦμα
There is one body and one Spirit--
καθὼς καὶ ἐκλήθητε ἐν μιᾷ ἐλπίδι τῆς κλήσεως ὑμῶν
just as also you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call--
εἷς κύριος μία πίστις ἓν βάπτισμα
one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
εἷς θεὸς καὶ πατὴρ πάντων
one God and Father of all,
ὁ ἐπὶ πάντων καὶ διὰ πάντων καὶ ἐν πᾶσιν
who is over all and through all and in all.
ἑνὶ δὲ ἑκάστῳ ἡμῶν ἐδόθη ἡ χάρις κατὰ τὸ μέτρον τῆς δωρεᾶς τοῦ Χριστοῦ
But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ's gift.
διὸ λέγει ἀναβὰς εἰς ὕψος ᾐχμαλώτευσεν αἰχμαλωσίαν ἔδωκεν δόματα τοῖς ἀνθρώποις
Therefore it says , "When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men."
τὸ δὲ ἀνέβη τί ἐστιν εἰ μὴ ὅτι καὶ κατέβη εἰς τὰ κατώτερα μέρη τῆς γῆς
(In saying , "He ascended," what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower regions, the earth?
ὁ καταβὰς αὐτός ἐστιν καὶ ὁ ἀναβὰς ὑπεράνω πάντων τῶν οὐρανῶν
He who descended is the one who also ascended far above all the heavens,
ἵνα πληρώσῃ τὰ πάντα
that he might fill all things.)
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