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Messages for November: You were meant for more!?

Review: The apostle Paul has revealed the mystery of the church to the Gentiles in Ephesus by
teaching them who they are in Christ (chapter 1), how they were saved and became recipients
of all the spiritual and heavenly blessings in Christ (chapter 2), how the church was to be the
body of Christ made up of both Jews and Gentiles, and how this was a mystery hidden to the
people of God in ages past (chapter 3).

Theme of Chapter 4: Paul now turns to the practical and powerful implications of these truths,
that is that the believers, having been called by God the Father into this eternal relationship with
Him through the sacrifice of His Son, must now live out the reality of this relationship through
the ministry of the Holy Spirit. The evidence of this relationship and its implications is summed
up in verses 14 through 16: they are “no longer to be children” (v.14), but they are to “grow up
in all aspects” into Christ (v.15), and that each one of them is to energetically participate in and
actively supply the individual service necessary for “the growth of the body” of Christ. So we
see three key phrases on these verses:  no longer children, but grow up, in order to participate
and provide for the growth of the body of Christ.

Objective of the series: To understand the principle of practically applying our relationship with
God the Father in enthusiastic service to one another through the grace and gifts that Christ has
supplied and in the power of the Holy Spirit.

November Messages:
“Enjoying Spiritual Maturity through a Practical Theology”
      Scripture: Ephesians 4:1-6, 14-16
    Objective: Through an understanding our relationship with the Father we will learn how to  
practically live out our faith in our relationships with others.

19th: “Enjoying Spiritual Maturity through a Personalized Christology”
      Scripture: Ephesians 4:7-10
      Objective: Through developing an understanding of the person and the ministry of Jesus
Christ in the life of the believer, we will learn how we are to be trained and gifted to serve each
other in the body of Christ.

26th: “Enjoying Spiritual Maturity through a Powerful Missiology”
      Scripture: Ephesians 4:11-16
      Objective: To understand and accept the fact that as believers we are all called to fulfill the
mission that the Father has for us and to see how it influences the spiritual growth and outreach
of the local church. We will seek to learn and apply the principles of the Great Commission
(Matthew 28;18-20) and the two Great Commandments (Matthew 22:37-40), and how they apply
to our spiritual maturity and obedience.

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Pastor Bob and Laurie Gray