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  1. Comunicación y Gerencia Ephesians An Epistle of Paul

  2. Ephesians Chapter 4

  3. Ephesians • Meet & Greet • Couple of I-Worship praise songs • Chapter read-thru verse by verse (involve everyone) • Lesson, with leading questions • Break into groups of 3-4 • Prayer & Praise-take requests, praises (especially in response to the Scripture just studied) • Pray with/for each other • Close/Give HW (should just be to read the next chapter)

  4. The Makings of Christ’s Church • Spiritual Gifts • How God’s work is “apportioned” • What are some roles in the church? • What are some individual responsibilities of the members of the church?

  5. Jesus Gives His Gifts (v7)

  6. Christ’s gifts • Reason for Spiritual gifts (v12): • To prepare God’s people for works of service • So the body of Christ can be built up • Unity in the faith and knowledge of the Lord (v13) • Maturity so that we won’t fall into deceitful doctrines (v14)

  7. The Church “Org Chart” “Infinitely Close” Gap

  8. Roles Defined: • Apostle • A messenger, ambassador • Commissioned by Christ Himself • Refers to the original 12, Matthias (Acts 1:20-26), and Paul (Acts 9:3-20) • Used once to refer to Jesus (Hebrews 3:1) • Prophet • One who speaks for God and interprets His Will • Not necessarily telling the future, although they are used of God to do so • Used many times to refer to Jesus • Evangelist • A publisher of glad tidings, spreader of the gospel • Acts 21:8 (Phillip), 2 Tim 4:5 (Charge to Timothy) • The only one of these titles that does not refer to Jesus • Using the case of Philip (Acts 21:8), not given the authority or permanent position associated with the other offices

  9. Roles Defined • Pastor • Shepard (John 10:2,11,12,14,16), Hebrews 13:20,1 Peter 2:25 • Refers to Jesus many times • Overseer • Teacher • Master, an instructor • Also refers to Jesus many times • 1 Cor 12:28-29

  10. Unity • In the Spirit (v3) • Through peace (v3) • One Lord, one faith, one body, one baptism, one God and Father (v4)

  11. Call to Maturity (v13-14)

  12. Who we are to be…

  13. What we are to do…

  14. Groups • Break into groups of 3-4 • Prayer & Praise-take requests, praises (especially in response to the Scripture just studied) • Pray with/for each other • Homework: Chapter 5

  15. Parallels • Eph 3:2; Col 1:25Eph 5:19; Col 3:16Eph 6:22; Col 4:8 • Eph 4:2-4; Col 3:12-15Eph 4:16; Col 2:19Eph 4:32; Col 3:13Eph 4:22-24; Col 3:9,10Eph 5:6-8; Col 3:6-8Eph 5:15,16; Col 4:5Eph 6:19,20; Col 4:3,4Eph 5:22-6:9; Col 3:18-4:1

  16. Sources (Extra-Biblical) • Easton’s 1897 Bible Dictionary on www.biblegateway.com • www.zhubert.com-Greek • www.m-w.com

  17. Prayer Requests from 6/29 • Shirley, Chris, Cindy, Dale, Rick, Kerrin-Healing, spiritual battle/warfare, Broadhead Alliance Church, open the Word. • West Hills, Larry&Karen transition, Larry sermon prep, Kim new duties, no dissention, do God’s Will for our church • Brian Thompson-new believer, Jenna • Small Groups @ WHBC • Light to those who don’t know anything