In these verses Paul tells believers what used too mark their lives (17-19) “Therefore, I say this and testify in the Lord: you should no longer walk as the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their thoughts” (verse 17). Paul calls Christians to live no longer like the surrounding pagan culture. Since Ephesian Christians and us […]
Category: Living As A Christian
Are you falling short?
In this passage Paul mentions four traits of a spiritually mature person. Maturity Involves Christlikeness. (4:13) Our goal is to be like Jesus. We should long for the qualities Paul mentions in verses 2-3. We should long for spiritual maturity both individually and as a corporate body of Christ. Maturity Involves Doctrinal Stability (4:13-14) We need to […]
Unity does not mean sameness. Each of us has talents which we can use to enrich and bless the church. We Have Diverse Gifts (4:7-10) This one of the key passages in the New Testament concerning spiritual gifts (cf. Rom. 12:4-8; 1 Cor. 12-14) The gifts or talents we have are to be used to […]