Enlightened to Shine (Ephesians 4:17-32)

Ephesians 4:17-32 Knowledge of Christ & Faith Should Enlighten us (v. 17-24)  Enlightenment: to be given understanding or knowledge in something. In the case of Christ Followers, we have been enlightened in the knowledge and hope of Jesus Christ.  We have come to know the way to heaven, which someone who has not heard about …

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As Individuals Mature in Christ & Get Anchored the Whole Church is Stronger (Ephesians 4:15-16)

Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.  (Ephesians 4:15-16)     …

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Maturity Should Lead to An Anchoring of Faith (Eph. 4:14-16)

Ephesians 4:14-16 Paul shares the example of those not mature being tossed around like the riding the waves in the wind.  There is only two ways to prevent being torn apart by a wind storm at sea, and both require action. The first sure way to avoid being destroyed by the winds and waves is …

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All Followers Are gifted From Christ, as He sees Fit, To Build Up (Ephesians 4:7-16)

Ephesians 4:7-16 We are Gifted By Christ to do Various Things: All are gifted, by Jesus to do various things within the church.   Yet, over time we become timid to try new things and convince ourselves we can’t do many things. Jake Kircher in his sermon "Giving" quotes Mike Yacnelli of youth specialties: Yaconelli, talked …

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