This gives us an assurance of forgiveness – that it is for Christ’s sake. b) Paul now lists 7 things that we, as this "new creation" should either do, or not do in order to glorify the Lord and preserve unity and peace. Cookie Notice: a. Callous? GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. Minor Prophets Pentateuch They’ve refused for so long to deal with God that they’ve lost touch not only with God but with reality itself. 1 Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, 3 being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. The devil’s work is to accuse and divide the family of God, and to sow discord among them. The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, -------------------- iv. The New Life - Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. 4. c. Let him who stole steal no longer: The new man does not steal, but he works with his hands. No longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk: The Gentile walk is characterized by the futility of their mind. [A previous revision of this page can be found here]. ... 32 - This mystery is profound, and I am saying that … Pentateuch a. In the rest of this letter, Paul gives details about the worthy walk,… Prophets, who speak forth words from God in complete consistency with the foundation of the Old and New Testaments. But you have not so learned Christ, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness. --Anonymous. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. -------------------- Let him labor: Labor is literally “to exert himself to the point of exhaustion.” This is the kind of working heart God commands those who used to steal to have. Prophets i. 1996-2021. When such things do emerge, he is able to deal with them in a manner glorifying to God. 17-19 And so I insist—and God backs me up on this—that there be no going along with the crowd, the empty-headed, mindless crowd. 2. The Whole Bible Because of this high calling, we should walk (live) in a different way than the world around us does. There is a constant tendency for Christians to display to the world that we really aren’t so different after all. b) The Holy Spirit is hurt when we sin against each other by condemning, judging, or gossiping. As Christians, we have a proper way and place to walk. When this happens, it naturally causes the growth of the body (both in size and strength), but especially growth for building itself up in love. a) 2Cor 5:17 (NKJV) Therefore, if anyone [is] in Christ, [he] [is] a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. How do the Gentiles walk? Minor Prophets Passwords should have at least 6 characters. i. Psalm 68:18 reads: You have ascended on high, You have led captivity captive; You have received gifts among men. Historical Books They can’t think straight anymore. i. i. Aristotle defined bitterness as “the resentful spirit that refuses reconciliation.”. g. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another: The new man seeks to show the same kindness, tender heartedness and forgiveness to others that God shows him. (1) And that just leads to deeper and greater "unbridled" lusts of the flesh, and bondage to those lusts. Luke-Acts Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry. I. Ephe 4:32 (NKJV) And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ forgave you. F. Ephe 4:29 (NKJV) Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. c. When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men: Paul did not quote the passage exactly as it appears in Psalm 68. 1. c. For the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry: The purpose of these gifts of leadership is also clear. Luke-Acts 2. For whatever is more than these is from the evil one. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. (Eph 4:17-19) The character of the old man. The Old Testament B. Sometimes they speak in a predictive sense, but not necessarily so, and they are always subject to the discernment and judgment of the church leadership (1 Corinthians 14:29). Grace was given: We all have grace given to us according to the measure of Jesus’ gift. Ephesians 4 – Living to God’s Glory A. 1. b) A Christian's word should be his/her bond. Eph. 2 With all humility and gentleness, and with patience, support each other in love. Major Prophets Put off... the old man... put on the new man: This has the same idea of putting off or putting on a set of clothes. They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. #7 = BE KIND, TENDERHEARTED, AND FORGIVING. c) The second half of this verse, and verse 27 are "guidelines" for the first part. Luke-Acts Johannine Writings -------------------- (3) Prov 19:22.... a poor man [is] better than a liar. Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. 17 So I’m telling you this, and I insist on it in the Lord: you shouldn’t live your life like the Gentiles anymore. One baptism: Some think that because Paul says there is one baptism that the idea of the baptism of the Holy Spirit as a subsequent experience is invalid. It is that saints (God’s people) might be equipped for the work of ministry (service), so that the body of Christ would be built up (expanded and strengthened). #6 = BITTERNESS, VIOLENT OUTBURSTS OF ANGER, AND BAD TALKING WITH EVIL INTENT SHOULDN'T EVEN BE A PART OF A CHRISTIAN'S LIFE! b. Major Prophets When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own [resources], for he is a liar and the father of it. 1. 4 Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, 3 being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. We can understand this unity of the Spirit by understanding what it is not. i. Chrysostom defined longsuffering as the spirit that has the power to take revenge, but never does. Instructions for Christian Living - So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. Therefore in their denial of the true God, they denied any standard of morality that they must answer to. Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness. A. Ephe 4:17-19 (NKJV) This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind, 18 having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart; 19 who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. The Gospels (b) Don't let that "root of bitterness" set in. (2) Ephe 4:27 (NKJV) nor give place to the devil. ii. -------------------- Either he altered it under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit or under similar inspiration he quoted from an ancient translation (called a Targum) that quotes the Psalm in this manner. If we want to maintain that, Christians must not walk, talk, nor act, like unsaved (Gentiles), people!!! 3. Wisdom Literature i. Explain the phrase “no longer walk”. We forgive because He has forgiven us. There is one body and one Spirit: We have unity because of what we share in common. Before Christianity, the word lowliness always had a bad association to it. Huge spiritual corporations are, as a whole, the strongholds of tyranny and the refuges of abuse; and it is only a matter of time when they shall break to pieces.” (Spurgeon), v. “For the church fellowship in which the Gentile and Jewish believers were united was no mere enrollment on a register of membership; it involved their union with Christ by faith and therefore their union with each other as fellow-members of his body.” (Bruce), vi. This web page contains lesson plans for a ten-week Bible Study. The Old Testament 1. range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters, Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. “We want unity in the truth of God through the Spirit of God. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, The Whole Bible Ignorant? Major Prophets 4. i. Equipping also has the idea of “to put right.” This ancient Greek word was used to describe setting broken bones or mending nets. It is as if Jesus turned us around and put us in the right direction, and now we have to walk and progress in that direction. Luke-Acts i. One man gets nothing but discord out of a piano; another gets harmony. a. He who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.). i. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point The concept of the baptism in the Holy Spirit is spoken of clearly in Matthew 3:11, Acts 1:5 and 11:16. Pastors and teachers (or, pastor-teachers; the ancient Greek clearly describes one office with two descriptive titles), who shepherds the flock of God primarily (though not exclusively) through teaching the Word of God. 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