Ephesians Chapter 4:1-6

There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all — (who is over all, and through all, and in all).

Ephesians 4:1-6
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I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called,
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with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,
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eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
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There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—
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one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
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one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
  1. How does Paul urge us to walk?
    Ephesians 4:1
    I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called,
  2. How are we to bear with one another in love?
    Ephesians 4:2
    with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,
  3. What must we be eager to maintain?
    Ephesians 4:3
    eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
  4. What were we called to?
    Ephesians 4:4
    There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—
  5. What six things does Paul say, that there are only, "ONE" of?
    Ephesians 4:4-5
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    There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—
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    one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
  6. Who is above all?
    Ephesians 4:6
    one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

Ephesians Chapter 4:7-10

But grace was given to each one of us, according to the measure of Christ's gift

Ephesians 4:7-10
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But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ's gift.
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Therefore it says, “When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men.”
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(In saying, “He ascended,” what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower regions, the earth?
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He who descended is the one who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.)
  1. According to what measure, has grace been given, to each one of us?
    Ephesians 4:7
    But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ's gift.
  2. When He ascended on high, what did He give to men?
    Ephesians 4:8
    Therefore it says, “When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men.”
  3. Where did He descend first?
    Ephesians 4:9
    (In saying, “He ascended,” what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower regions, the earth?
  4. Why has He ascended far above all the heavens?
    Ephesians 4:10
    He who descended is the one who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.)

Ephesians Chapter 4:11-16

And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ

Ephesians 4:11-16
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And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers,
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to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,
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until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ,
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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.
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Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,
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from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.
  1. What gifts did He give to men?
    Ephesians 4:11
    And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers,
  2. What are these gifts to equip the saints (that is you, and me) to do?
    Ephesians 4:12
    to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,
  3. When we, as His saints, do the work of the ministry, what will be built up?
    Ephesians 4:12
    to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,
  4. When we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, how will we measure up?
    Ephesians 4:13
    until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ,
  5. How are children, tossed to and fro by the waves, and carried about by every wind of doctrine?
    Ephesians 4:14
    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.
  6. By human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes, what will happen to you, if you remain spiritually as a child?
    Ephesians 4:14
    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.
  7. To grow up in every way, into Him who is the head (Christ), how must you speak the truth?
    Ephesians 4:15
    Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,
  8. How is the whole body, joined and held together?
    Ephesians 4:16
    from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.
  9. What happens to the body, when each part is working properly?
    Ephesians 4:16
    from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.

Ephesians Chapter 4:17-19

You must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart

Ephesians 4:17-19
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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.
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They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart.
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They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity.
  1. How must you no longer walk?
    Ephesians 4:17
    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.
  2. How do the Gentiles walk?
    Ephesians 4:17
    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.
  3. Why are they alienated from the life of God?
    Ephesians 4:18
    They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart.
  4. What is this ignorance, that is in them, do to?
    Ephesians 4:18
    They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart.
  5. Since they have become callous, what have they given themselves up to practice?
    Ephesians 4:19
    They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity.

Ephesians Chapter 4:20-24

Assuming that you have heard about Him and were taught in Him, as the truth is in Jesus, put off your old self, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind

Ephesians 4:20-24
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But that is not the way you learned Christ!—
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assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus,
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to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires,
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and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,
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and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
  1. For us to do this, what assumption must be true?
    Ephesians 4:20-21
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    But that is not the way you learned Christ!—
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    assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus,
  2. How does Paul describe our former manner of life?
    Ephesians 4:22
    to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires,
  3. Where must we be renewed?
    Ephesians 4:23
    and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,
  4. Who is the new man created in the likeness of?
    Ephesians 4:24
    and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.

Ephesians Chapter 4:25-32

Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another

Ephesians 4:25-32
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Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.
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Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,
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and give no opportunity to the devil.
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Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.
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Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
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And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
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Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.
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Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
  1. How are we to speak to our neighbor?
    Ephesians 4:25
    Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.
  2. Who are we members of?
    Ephesians 4:25
    Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.
  3. When we are angry, what are we not to do?
    Ephesians 4:26
    Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,
  4. If we let the sun go down on our anger, what will that give to the devil?
    Ephesians 4:27
    and give no opportunity to the devil.
  5. Why must he, who was formerly a thief, do honest work with his hands?
    Ephesians 4:28
    Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.
  6. What does Paul say about corrupt talk?
    Ephesians 4:29
    Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
  7. How should we build each other up?
    Ephesians 4:29
    Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
  8. Who are we not to grieve?
    Ephesians 4:30
    And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
  9. What were we sealed for?
    Ephesians 4:30
    And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
  10. What are we to put away from us?
    Ephesians 4:31
    Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.
  11. How are we to treat one another?
    Ephesians 4:32
    Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
  12. Why must we forgive each other?
    Ephesians 4:32
    Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.