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Ephesians 4 - AMP

2 Living as becomes you+] with complete lowliness of mind (humility) and meekness (unselfishness, gentleness, mildness), with patience, bearing with one another and making allowances because you love one another. 3 Be eager and strive earnestly to guard and keep the harmony and oneness of the Spirit in the binding power of peace. 4 one body and one Spirit--just as there is also one hope to the calling you received-- 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 One God and Father of all, Who is above all , pervading all and in all. 7 Yet grace (God's unmerited favor) was given to each of us individually in proportion to the measure of Christ's gift. 8 Therefore it is said, When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive and He bestowed gifts on men. 9 Now what can this, He ascended, mean but that He had previously descended from heaven into , the lower parts of the earth? 10 He Who descended is the same as He Who also has ascended high above all the heavens, that He might fill all things (the whole universe, from the lowest to the highest). 11 And His gifts were some to be apostles (special messengers), some prophets (inspired preachers and expounders), some evangelists (preachers of the Gospel, traveling missionaries), some pastors (shepherds of His flock) and teachers. 12 His intention was the perfecting and the full equipping of the saints (His consecrated people), the work of ministering toward building up Christ's body (the church), 13 until we all attain oneness in the faith and in the comprehension of the knowledge of the Son of God, that at really mature manhood (the completeness of personality which is nothing less than the standard height of Christ's own perfection), the measure of the stature of the fullness of the Christ and the completeness found in Him. 14 So then, we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro between chance gusts of teaching and wavering with every changing wind of doctrine, the cunning and cleverness of Literal translation: ``dice-playing."unscrupulous men, in every shifting form of trickery in inventing errors to mislead. 15 Rather, let our lives lovingly Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.express truth . Enfolded in love, let us grow up in every way and in all things into Him Who is the Head, Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One). 16 For because of Him the whole body (the church, in all its various parts), closely joined and firmly knit together by the joints and ligaments with which it is supplied, when each part is working properly , grows to full maturity, building itself up in love. 17 So this I say and solemnly testify in the Lord , that you must no longer live as the heathen (the Gentiles) do in their perverseness of their minds. 18 Their Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.moral understanding is darkened and their reasoning is beclouded. alienated (estranged, self-banished) from the life of God because of the ignorance (the want of knowledge and perception, the willful blindness) that is Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.deep-seated in them, due to their hardness of heart . 19 In their spiritual apathy they have become callous and past feeling and reckless and have abandoned themselves to unbridled sensuality, eager and greedy to indulge in every form of impurity . 20 But you did not so learn Christ! 21 Assuming that you have really heard Him and been taught by Him, as Truth is in Jesus , 22 Strip yourselves of your former nature which characterized your previous manner of life and becomes corrupt through lusts and desires that spring from delusion; 23 And be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind , 24 And put on the new nature (the regenerate self) created in God's image, in true righteousness and holiness. 25 Therefore, rejecting all falsity and being done now with it, let everyone express the truth with his neighbor, for we are all parts of one body and members one of another. 26 When angry, do not sin; do not ever let your wrath (your exasperation, your fury or indignation) last until the sun goes down. 27 Leave no room or foothold for the devil . 28 Let the thief steal no more, but rather let him be industrious, making an honest living with his own hands, so that he may be able to give to those in need. 29 Let no foul or polluting language, nor evil word nor unwholesome or worthless talk come out of your mouth, but only such as is good and beneficial to the spiritual progress of others, as is fitting to the need and the occasion, that it may be a blessing and give grace (God's favor) to those who hear it. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God , by Whom you were sealed (marked, branded as God's own, secured) for the day of redemption (of final deliverance through Christ from evil and the consequences of sin). 31 Let all bitterness and indignation and wrath (passion, rage, bad temper) and resentment (anger, animosity) and quarreling (brawling, clamor, contention) and slander (evil-speaking, abusive or blasphemous language) be banished from you, with all malice (spite, ill will, or baseness of any kind). 32 And become useful and helpful and kind to one another, tenderhearted (compassionate, understanding, loving-hearted), forgiving one another , as God in Christ forgave you.



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Jeffery Anselmi avatar
A New Way to Deal with Anger
Shared by: Jeffery Anselmi on Jan, 2017
Summary: Anger is something we all deal with, but there is a new way to deal with anger so it does not destroy you and those you love.
Scripture: Ephesians 4:26-27
Views: 13
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A New Way to Communicate
Shared by: Jeffery Anselmi on Jan, 2017
Summary: We live in a world full of information that is being communicated through a plethora of means; however, how much of that communication would pass the truth test?
Scripture: Ephesians 4:25
Views: 22
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
4. Called to Peace and Unity
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Dec, 2016
Summary: When we enter into fellowship with Jesus, we enter in as part of His church.
Kirby Lloyd avatar
Almost Paradise!
Shared by: Kirby Lloyd on Dec, 2016
Summary: It has been a long journey in our faith but here we have reached the climax of it
Chris Appleby avatar
Unity & Diversity in the Church
Shared by: Chris Appleby on Dec, 2016
Summary: The body of Christ is being built up until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ.
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Scripture: Ephesians 4:1-16
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 7
Chris Appleby avatar
New Clothes
Shared by: Chris Appleby on Dec, 2016
Summary: As we live as a body, we should help each other to be well dressed, to look our best. Let’s be dressed to impress – impress the world that God is our God, that we are his people, that we are Christ’s body!
Jeff Ecklund avatar
Better Together
Shared by: Jeff Ecklund on Dec, 2016
Summary: This message is about being thankful and being built and better together than alone.
Denomination: *other
Views: 0
David Owens avatar
Good Words = Good Life
Shared by: David Owens on Nov, 2016
Summary: In this sermon, we explore the good uses of our tongues and our words.
Jeff Strite avatar
Deliberate Unity
Shared by: Jeff Strite on Nov, 2016
Summary: Unity in His church is important to God... but do you know why? (Preached at a Unity Service with English, Spanish and Burmese speaking worshipers)
Jimmy Haile avatar
No Place To The Devil
Shared by: Jimmy Haile on Oct, 2016
Summary: There are two institutions that God has established and ordained….Marriage and the Church! Satan has, Satan does, and Satan will attack these two institutions! That’s why we need to protect them, pray over them, guard them!
Scripture: Ephesians 4:25-32
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 187
Howard Strickland avatar
Give Your Marriage A Tune-Up!
Shared by: Howard Strickland on Oct, 2016
Summary: The secret to closeness in marriage is not sparkling conversation, or shared interest or incredible sex. As good as those are, the secret is practicing plain old-fashioned thoughtfulness and kindness. The stuff we learn when we are young and forget when w
Ken Henson avatar
One
Shared by: Ken Henson on Sep, 2016
Summary: Be humble, gentle, patient & loving.Make every effort to keep the unity (do unity)
Scripture: Ephesians 4:1-6
Denomination: *other
Views: 64
Ken Henson avatar
True Freedom
Shared by: Ken Henson on Sep, 2016
Summary: What Paul describes here definitely applies to us. Jesus has taken many captives, literally, He lead captivity captive.
Scripture: Ephesians 4:7-9
Denomination: *other
Views: 37
Ken Henson avatar
Gifts to Serve the Church
Shared by: Ken Henson on Sep, 2016
Summary: Evangelists, Prophets, Apostles, and Pastor/Teachers are not exactly authority figures. They are trainers. Good trainers have to be able to set an example. And these trainers are trainers in service.
Scripture: Ephesians 4:11-13
Denomination: *other
Views: 54
Ken Henson avatar
Legal Tender, or Counterfeit?
Shared by: Ken Henson on Sep, 2016
Summary: We need to get as familiar as possible with the real God of the Bible. Then we'll find it easy to recognize the counterfeits.
Scripture: Ephesians 4:14-16
Denomination: *other
Views: 59
Ken Henson avatar
Put off & Put on
Shared by: Ken Henson on Sep, 2016
Summary: We all have ideas and ideals of how things are and how they should be that have been shaped by our experience and our world. Paul is saying we need to look away from the world to develop new values and thoughts based on God's values.
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Scripture: Ephesians 4:17-23
Denomination: *other
Views: 354
Ken Henson avatar
Put off & Put on 2
Shared by: Ken Henson on Sep, 2016
Summary: Putting off of old things-like old clothing crusted with mud-we are commanded to put off falsehood and put on truth.
Scripture: Ephesians 4:25-28
Denomination: *other
Views: 152
Ken Henson avatar
Mind Your Language! (The King's Speech)
Shared by: Ken Henson on Sep, 2016
Summary: What we say reflects what is inside. What we say also affects what is inside.When we are careless with our words we grieve God. We also transform ourselves. When we are careful about our words we please God, and are transformed to reflect Him better
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Scripture: Ephesians 4:29-30
Denomination: *other
Views: 195
Tim Smith avatar
Overcoming Criticism
Shared by: Tim Smith on Sep, 2016
Summary: The criticial spirit seems to be something that is easy for people to have. This sermon looks at at how to handle criticism
Scripture: Ephesians 4:25-32
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 170
David Owens avatar
A Commitment to Grow
Shared by: David Owens on Sep, 2016
Summary: God desires that every Christian grow to maturity in Christ. Three areas that we often need to grow in are worship, witness and work.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Ephesians 4:11-16
Views: 1,820
Dr. Travis Shipley avatar
A Fork in the Road
Shared by: Dr. Travis Shipley on Sep, 2016
Summary: Have you ever been at the fork in the road and chose the wrong direction, made mistakes that had consequences? Everyone has, how do you fix those mistake?
Scripture: Ephesians 4:17-24
Denomination: *other
Views: 231
Lorraine Greeff avatar
Becoming holy spirit Sensitive
Shared by: Lorraine Greeff on Aug, 2016
Summary: to become aware of who is inside us.
Scripture: Ephesians 4:26-32
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 438
Paul Barreca avatar
Forgiveness in the Home
Shared by: Paul Barreca on Jul, 2016
Summary: Reconciliation for broken relationships is only possible when justice and forgiveness meet.
Mario Bruni D. D.. avatar
Pastors - Their Biblical Calling
Shared by: Mario Bruni D. D.. on Jul, 2016
Summary: Let us now examine the most Biblically undefined office, the Pastor. This office over many years of church history has been run down, despised, overlooked, traditionalized, glorified, idolized, and even cherished, but always misunderstood.
Dennis Lee avatar
A Forgiving Heart
Shared by: Dennis Lee on Jul, 2016
Summary: "A Forgiving Heart" is part of the "Christian's Heart series and deals with what a forgiving heart looks like, including that it is a heart of compassion, a forgiving heart, and a heart that is forgiven.
Scripture: Ephesians 4:32
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 1,016
Charles La Porte avatar
Stewarding the Call
Shared by: Charles La Porte on Jun, 2016
Summary: Today I want to continue with Elected – Called and Gifted and we will learn what we need to do to Steward the calling that God has for us.
Scripture: Ephesians 4:1-16
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 107
Mark Aarssen avatar
The Sum of Our Parts
Shared by: Mark Aarssen on Jun, 2016
Summary: Are there people missing from your church? Did they stop going? Where are they now? Why did they leave? How can we get them to come back to be a part of the family of God? Start by loving them just as they are. We are better together.
Series: Believe
Rick Burdette avatar
Every Member a Minister
Shared by: Rick Burdette on May, 2016
Summary: Unity, Service, The Body of Christ, Growth
Series: An I Exam
Archie Norman avatar
Anger Management
Shared by: Archie Norman on Apr, 2016
Summary: Dealing with Emojis
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Ephesians 4:26-31
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 846