Ephesians 4: A Worthy Walk

Ephesians 4: A Worthy Walk

Who are we in Christ? Paul spends the first three chapters of Ephesians reminding its recipients who they are: They have peace and fellowship with God. They are adopted. They are redeemed. They are in Christ. Therefore, they should “walk in a manner worthy of [their]...
Ephesians 4: A Worthy Walk

An Inside-Out Life

The spiritual life is inside-out. Instead of a life we live on our own strength, the life of Christ manifests itself in us. We act not of our own accord, but out of the power of the Spirit who dwells in us. Because of our position in Christ, God has empowered us with...
Ephesians 4: A Worthy Walk

New Life in Christ

New life in Christ is not merely the extinguishing of the old self—it is the replacing of the old self with the new self. When we come to Christ, we are not immediately made perfect. We still wrestle with old sinful habits and thought patterns, which can pull us down....
Ephesians 4: A Worthy Walk

Individual and Collective Wisdom

The Body of Christ is made up of a diverse group of individuals—but we are meant to be unified and to work collectively. Think about the way jazz works. There is a level of individual creativity and spontaneity, but at the same time, the individual must defer to...
Ephesians 4: A Worthy Walk

Biblical Leadership and Community

God has given us aids as we grow in our faith—biblical leadership and biblical community. Biblical Leadership Part of God’s provision for the church is gifted leaders—pastors and teachers. We are all called as leaders in one sense, but God has given the church...