Sunday, March 10, 2019

How To Grow In Christ

Ephesians 4:14-16 by Dr. Cory Gonyo
Series:Ephesians
How To Grow In Christ Eph. 4:14-16 Purpose: living out the result of Christ’s gifts in the body of Christ! 1. No Longer Children Ephesians 4:14 As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; We are no longer to be children see Heb. 5:11-14 “solid food” How are the children described? 1.tossed here and there by waves 2.carried about by every wind of doctrine “by . . .” the trickery of men and “by. . .” craftiness in deceitful scheming 2. Growing Up Ephesians 4:15 but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, “BUT,” Speaking the truth in love we are to grow up in all respects into Him. Jesus is the head of the body. Always pointing to & focused on Christ! 3. Biblical Body Building in Love Ephesians 4:16 from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love. “From Christ comes . . .” Note the action, process, and purpose of this verse. Action: being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies Process: according to the proper working of each individual part Purpose: causes the building up of the body in love (Compare with Ps 127:1; Rom. 12:4-5!; 1 Cor. 12:12ff; Eph. 2:16, 3:6, 5:23; Col 1:18)
Duration:46 mins 12 secs