Preaching: Ephesians 4:1-14 What is your role in the Kingdom of God?

What is your role in the Kingdom of GodSummary: A verse by verse examination of what the book of Ephesians in the Bible teaches. This message covers Ephesians 4:1-14  discussion of roles within the Church.

Speaker: Dr. Michael L. Williams
Date presented: July 9, 2014

Bible References:

Ephesians 4:1-14 ( KJV ) 1I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, 2With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;  3Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.  4There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;  5One Lord, one faith, one baptism,  6One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.  7But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.  8Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.  9(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?  10He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)  11And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;  12For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:  13Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:  14That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

1 John 5:7-8 ( KJV ) 7For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.  8And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.

Romans 16:17-18 ( KJV ) 17Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.  18For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.

2 Timothy 2:1-3 ( KJV ) 1Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.  2And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.  3Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

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