Ephesians 4:1-16
Ephesians 4:1-16
Ephesians 4:1-16 outline, phrases, and arcs/brackets
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Published July 16th, 2021
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Provisional Title : A Church Life Main Idea of the Text (MIT) : Paul urged the church in Ephesus to health through four reminders. Exegetical Outline : REMINDERS... 1. The Church's Calling (1-6) Their Character Calling: 6 Characteristics (2-3) 1) humility 2) gentleness 3) patience 4) love 5) unity 6) peace Their Unified Doctrinal Calling: 7 Doctrines (4-6) 1) Body 2) Spirit 3) Hope 4) Lord 5) Faith 6) Baptism 7) Father 2. The Church's Christ (7-10) Christ the Gift Giver (8) Christ Incarnated (9) Christ Ascended (10) 3. The Church's Maturity Path (11-14) Spiritual Gifts (11) 1) Apostles 2) Prophets 3) Evangelists 4) Shepherd Teachers Spiritual Equation (12-13) 1) Equipped + 2) Ministering = 3) Maturity a) unity b) knowledge c) measure of Christ 4. The Church's Results (14-16) Avoiding (14) 1) false doctrine 2) false humans 3) false schemes Gaining (15-16) 1) Christlikeness
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Ephesians 4:1-6
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I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord,
urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called,
with all humility and gentleness,
with patience,
bearing with one another in love,
eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit
in the bond of peace.
There is
one body
and one Spirit—
just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—
one Lord,
one faith,
one baptism,
one God and Father of all,
who is over all
and through all
and in all.
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Paul, bound to the Lord, urged the church to walk according to their calling, both in character and doctrine.
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Ephesians 4:1-6
I therefore, m a prisoner for the Lord,
urge you to n walk in a manner worthy of o the calling to which you have been called,
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with all p humility and q gentleness,
with r patience,
s bearing with one another in love,
eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit
in t the bond of peace.
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There is
u one body
and v one Spirit—
just as you were called to the one w hope that belongs to your call—
x one Lord,
y one faith,
z one baptism,
a one God and Father of all,
b who is over all
and through all
and in all.
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Ephesians 4:7-10
But grace was given to each one of us
according to the measure of Christ’s gift.
Therefore it says,
“When he ascended on high
he led a host of captives,
and he gave gifts to men.”
( In saying, “He ascended,” what does it mean
but that he had also descended into the lower regions,
the earth?
He who descended
is the one who also ascended
far above all the heavens,
that he might fill all things.)
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The church received gracious gifts from Christ, the one who became incarnate and ascended.
Ephesians 4:7-10
But c grace was given d to each one of us
e according to the measure of Christ’s gift.
Therefore it says,
f “When he ascended on high
g he led a host of captives,
and he gave gifts to men.” 1
( h In saying, “He ascended,” what does it mean
but that he had also descended into i the lower regions,
the earth? 1
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He who descended
is the one who also j ascended
k far above all the heavens,
that he might l fill all things.)
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Ephesians 4:11-14
And he gave
the apostles,
the prophets,
the evangelists,
the shepherds and teachers,
to equip the saints
for the work of ministry,
for building up the body of Christ,
until we all attain to the unity of the faith
and of the knowledge of the Son of God,
to mature manhood,
to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ,
so that we may no longer be children,
tossed to and fro by the waves
and carried about by every wind of doctrine,
by human cunning,
by craftiness in deceitful schemes.
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Jesus gave specific gifts to equip the church for ministry, so that they could mature and not be led astray.
Ephesians 4:11-14
And m he gave
the n apostles,
the prophets,
the o evangelists,
the p shepherds 1 and teachers, 2
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q to equip the saints
for the work of ministry,
for r building up s the body of Christ,
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until we all attain to t the unity of the faith
and of the knowledge of the Son of God,
u to mature manhood, 1
to the measure of the stature of v the fullness of Christ,
so that we may no longer be children,
w tossed to and fro by the waves
and carried about by every wind of doctrine,
by human cunning,
by craftiness in x deceitful schemes.
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Ephesians 4:15-16
Rather, speaking the truth in love,
we are to grow up in every way
into him who is the head,
into Christ,
from whom the whole body,
joined and held together
by every joint with which it is equipped,
when each part is working properly,
makes the body grow
so that it builds itself up in love.
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