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Jun 15, 2008 | Lance Hahn

Ephesians - Part 4

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Ephesians Series – Pt. 4

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Ephesians Chapter 4

A Calling to Live a Life Worthy of Christ

 

“Maturity is achieved when a person postpones immediate pleasures for long-term values.”  Joshua Loth Liebman

 

"A person who is growing in spiritual maturity is developing emotional health. A person who is growing in spiritual maturity is healing broken relationships and building healthy ones. A person who is growing in spiritual maturity begins to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ and no longer allows imaginations of the heart to run riot..." ~ Erwin McManus

 

“Sometimes when we read the words of those who have been more than conquerors, we feel almost despondent. I feel that I shall never be like that. But they won through step by step by little bits of wills little denials of self little inward victories by faithfulness in very little things. They became what they are. No one sees these little hidden steps. They only see the accomplishment, but even so, those small steps were taken. There is no sudden triumph no spiritual maturity.” Amy Carmichael

 

“In The Last Days Newsletter, Leonard Ravenhill tells about a group of tourists visiting a picturesque village who walked by an old man sitting beside a fence. In a rather patronizing way, one tourist asked, "Were any great men born in this village?" The old man replied, "Nope, only babies." A frothy question brought a profound answer. There are no instant heroes--whether in this world or in the kingdom of God. Growth takes time,...” William C. Shereos

 

We _____ Always ___ As We Are ____

 

Outline

Living a Life Worthy

·         A Call to Live a Life Worthy of Christ (Eph 4:1-3)

Prism

·         How Unity Reflects in Individuality (Eph 4:4-8; 11-13)

Going Down

·         Paul’s Tangent on Christ Descent (Eph 4:9-10)

A Glorious Goal

·         The Benefits of Spiritual Maturity (Eph 4:14-16)

Earwax Build Up

·         Paul Commands Different Living for Believers (Eph 4:17-19)

Switching Selves

·         A Call to Adjust Perspective and Lifestyle (Eph 4:20-24)

Give Me An Example

·         What It Looks Like to Live Worthy (Eph 4:25-32)

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