Verse 4 There is one body. ____________________________________________________, In what way should we speak the truth (v.15)? the new man. The description here is not just of the worst of sinners, but of all unbelievers. v20: Jesus Christ is the reason we are different, and He has the power to make us different. What are the 4 things Paul exhorts the Ephesians to do in verses 1-3? v17-19: Do not walk in the old way of life. ___________________________, What are you to put away from you (v.31)? Read Ephesians 4 commentary using Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete). ____________________________________________, What happens when every part is effectually working (v.16)? ___________________________________________, Who have they not learned of by living that way (v.20)? what is right, and trying constantly to be more and more like Christ who What do you think are the habits we need to develop as individual believers to reach our spiritual maturity? 2. knowledge. The reason for dealing wisely with anger and wrath is so that we do not give the devil a foothold in our lives. In this sense the people are the gifts that God has given. Study the bible online using commentary on Ephesians 4 and more! the 4 stated purposes for these gifts that build upon one another Unity in the Body of Christ. 3. ____________________________________________, To what extent are you to forgive one another (v.32)? Not listed are hundreds of smaller churches not affiliated with a particular denomination and divisions amongst the different major denominations. Click here to download these questions as a PDF file. 1. The principles of v20-24 are explained in v25-32. Small Group Publishing Company LLC. Welcome to the fourth of six studies of the Book of Ephesians. _________________________________________________, How many Spirits are there (v.4)? We are to put on good things, and put off bad things. created this new life within you. _________________________________________________________, How is the whole body fitly joined together and compacted (v.16)? 11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds [2] and teachers, [3] 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, [4] to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, 14 so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. v4-6: The reality of unity is expressed in seven ways; That there is but one faith is clear, for there is but one God, who is eternal, omnipotent, omniscient; there is no room for another. They form different classes of apostles. v24: According to God; the plan and intention of God is that we walk in newness of life. the unity of the faith, contrasting with the immaturity of schism (1 Cor 3.3); understanding what is meant by 'the faith'; the knowledge and likeness of Christ; getting to know Him, and becoming like Him; the church is to display His character. ____________________________________, What are they past (v.19)? The unbeliever has a mental problem; the futility of their thinking...darkened in their understanding; his thoughts are distorted as well as being sinful. what the end result of the gifts on the church should be. _______________________________________, What are they alienated from (v.18)? __________________________________________________, What is the old man like (v.22)? In 1 Cor 12, the gifts are given by the Holy Spirit, who is sent by Christ as "another Helper"; He comes into our lives at conversion, bringing gifts, as well as teaching and understanding. v25: Put off lying, and speak truth. What do you think are the habits we need to develop as individual believers to reach our spiritual maturity? Used by permission. 31 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. _________________________________________, What should we no more be like (v.14)? We have the new way of life in Christ Jesus, 1 Cor 4.17. v21: The truth of God is revealed in Jesus Christ, there is no other truth. By implication we see the mighty change required to save an individual, and the great power of God to effect that change. v9: He ascended, Acts 2.27,30; 13.33-37; having descended into the lower parts of the earth, the domain of the dead, 1 Pet 3.19; 4.6, where He tasted death for us; He was then raised up, begotten again (Ps 2.7). Yet we are empowered to live a life of power and godliness. ________________________________________, Who is God the Father of (v.6)? , a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. There are differences of doctrine and practice and understanding. __________________________________________________, What was the purpose of Christ's ascension (v.10)? Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. 32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Verses 12-16 explain the purpose of the gifts, providing a clear framework for their use, esp. What are the two aspects of Christian doctrine that Paul contrasts in verses 4 through 13? __________________________________________, To what type of man are we to come to (v.13)? __________________________________________________, Who is above all, through all and in you all (v.6)? Again, this is a deliberate choosing to go God's way. Ephesians __________________________________, How many Lords, faiths and baptisms (v.5)? created this new life within you.