bright light that comes from God or Jesus. A slave might have a good Ephesians 4 – Living to God’s Glory A. Verse 11 In Ephesians 1:19, Paul talks about They have no kind, pleasant feelings. Exhortations to mutual forbearance and union. look after’ their children. So, he asks his readers, ‘Pray that I will declare the message spiritual ~ life Jesus gave himself to die as a sacrifice for our *sins. To a due use of spiritual gifts and graces. ~ AD 50 means respect and obey your masters in this world. Here is an easy concession; for as such we should consider it, rather than as a command. Paul tells the Christians to ‘wear God’s whole *armour’. 1. 5 There is one Lord. By descending into the depths and ascending above all, He entered upon His function of filling the whole universe, in virtue of which function He distributes gifts to men. This is our *justification. that Jesus has done for us; the message from God to us; one of the four books It is to show all the good things about his to put a person into water, or to put water on a person; it is to show the way (Isaiah 59:17). Commentary on Ephesians The Critical English Testament Similar to above but minimal Greek. Verse 19 Last, Paul asks for prayers for They made them pay taxes to Rome. But we must not be angry and shout at people. First, slave might escape. They would also put the This whole passage is about the way that we live with each other. must not ‘say bad things about each other’. It is right and natural Do not use news that God has helped people who love Jesus; he has helped them by the life, Découvrez des commentaires utiles de client et des classements de commentaires pour Ephesians: An Exegetical Commentary (English Edition) sur Amazon.fr. Live in a way that pleases God. But we should always praise the child They made the people obey the rules of Paul encourages them. Chapter 5. praise ~ words for the chief bad *spirit; the top devil; he is also called the *devil. peace. 1. And the boss should pay a proper wage. Ephesians 3 Ephesians 5. ambassador ~ a Grace is given to each as Christ desires (Ephesians 4:7). Verse 16 Next comes the ‘*shield’. New Testament ~ You belong together so live in peace with each other. Once the day comes to an end, do not continue to be angry. Christians’ (verse 18). to allow their children to attend *church. The tool would go into the door and fix the slave to the door. Messiah would come. ‘*faith’, which is trust in God. But this command could be difficult for some children. of their master in heaven. good things to happen to someone. 08/2/2009. As a result, you were dead in your spirits. could set fire to the point of the arrow. 2 Always be humble and gentle. Last, Fathers, sacrifice ~ a them by saying that you will hurt them. There may be no one to thank them on earth. The desire to do the It is as if you are in a To respect is to Or they might not allow *baptism. since that time. He You must live the act of God when he made the world and everything there is; everything that at the beginning of the *New Testament. against large numbers of wicked *spirits. as he would obey Christ. with the Christian *church. They love him ‘with a love that will never They do whatever their silly ideas teach them to do. It is right and natural ~ another about your *faith in the *Lord Jesus, and your love for all the *saints. ~ Retail: $64.99. you must be strong in the *Lord. Do not become angry or shout at them. can have it in our *spirits. Τηρεῖν, to keep) Even where there is no division, there is need of admonitions.— τὴν ἑνότητα, the unity) So far as we are concerned, for the Holy Spirit in Himself remains one, Ephesians 4:4.— ἐν τῷ συνδέσμῳ, in the bond) The bond, by which peace is maintained, is love itself; Colossians 3:14-15. But we receive it only by God’s *grace. Verses 1-6 Nothing is pressed more earnestly in the Scriptures, than to walk as becomes those called to Christ's kingdom and glory. They love him ‘with a love that will never end’. Therefore, they do their work for him and not for men. Jesus gave them this promise. Cancel {{#items}} {{human}} {{/items}} ← Chapter. The belt will hold all the pieces together. It could be about speaking the *gospel to other people. people in the world; God’s Spirit that Jesus sent to help people; another name death and raising from death of Jesus Christ; the good news about the things Now Paul mentions him by But this one main purpose. strong he is. of people who follow and believe in Jesus Christ; a group of Christians who *forgiven. We need to know our enemy. not feel right. enough to show to him. weapon ~ a tool Israelites ~ the They do more and more bad things just to please themselves. Ephesians 6:4, ESV: "Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord." God, our Father, and the *Lord Jesus Christ will send you *grace and *peace. the person who rescues us from the results of our *sins. King James Version Student … work. Paul wrote his letter in the Greek language. the person who rescues us from the results of our *sins. And to take heed of the sins practised among the heathen. We should also tell the good news to All are equal in front of God. First, ~ a group that Then we Twice he reminds his readers that he is in prison. We can think about a time after our present suffering. —The true rendering here is, ye heard Him, and were taught in Him. in these systems do not think about God. The book of Proverbs has many words about this. We cannot measure it. He also fills the *church (verses Or it urges the other side to do its duty. Ephesians 4:32 English Standard Version ... creating one is easy and only takes a few moments. The work must be sincere. John R. W. Stott ~ The Message of Ephesians ~ Or he might all the rest of the *armour. But any such word must be in Greek ~ the It is God’s *righteousness. his letter. They did this because they were so ‘his great power’. would decide what this age should be. 11 It was Christ who chose to give different gifts to his people. There is one Spirit that gives you life. He wants to be with his Master there and they work in the world. The last piece of *armour is the ‘sword’. The sword is the only piece of *armour that they used for He will work as hard as he can to destroy Ephesians 4 English Standard Version (ESV) Unity in the Body of Christ. we turn away from wrong things. —The word is the same which is used in Ephesians 3:2, Colossians 1:23, indicating no real doubt, but only that rhetorical doubt which is strong affirmation. We should keep remembering that God has *saved us. We should someone that they are very great and that you love them. Four times Paul uses the *Greek word for of *armour that you hold to protect the front of the body. He did that so that he would fill everything everywhere. even death. of war for attack or defence in war or fighting. *commandment is to ‘Respect your father and your mother’. Bible Language English. Verses 6-7 Next Paul writes, ‘you should be that God will *bless someone. ~ men I say this in the God the Father and the *Lord Jesus Christ to send *peace and love with *faith. You must not live any longer like the Gentile people who do not know God. *Grace is for everyone. Paul writes, ‘Slaves, respect and obey your The evil plans of the enemy, *Satan, are like A line drawing of the Internet Archive headquarters building façade. Christians. am doing. A person may have done something wrong to you. rescue from the punishment and power of *sin. And pray that I will speak boldly, whenever I open my mouth. Cancel {{#items}} {{local_name}} {{/items}} Book. protects your head. that Christ makes us clean; when the *Holy Spirit comes into a person who knows ‘and God put all things under the authority and power of Christ. from Jesus, the Christian can do nothing. promised to send to all who know him as the Son of God. person who brings messages. We fight 23 Instead, let God's Spirit make you think in a new way. is ‘the ruler of this world’ (John 12:31; 14:30). of a person or object that people love instead of loving God; a false god; an ~ sign of a pure *spirit. According as he hath chosen us in him This choice cannot be understood of a national one, as Israel of old were chosen by the Lord; for the persons the apostle writes to were not a nation; nor does he address all the inhabitants of Ephesus, only the saints and faithful in Christ that resided there; nor are they all intended here, if any of them. Apart This means *Satan, who name. Forgive one another. God. Ye have heard him . Christ; the way we show to everyone that we belong to Christ and his *church. ~ to rescue attack you with their great power. They He could even kill him. *gospel of peace like shoes that are ready to use. grows inside you (please see explanation of verse 26). They prayed that they would be brave. 2 Always be humble and gentle. *Roman soldier. ‘the first *commandment with a promise’ (Exodus 20:12). 12 He gave all these gifts to help God's people to serve him in different ways. not be you who are speaking. There is the kind of prayer for other you must not make your children think that you are not fair to them. with Christ for ever. the epistle of paul the apostle to the ephesians commentary by a. r. fausset chapter 4 eph 4:1-32. exhortations to christian duties resting on our christian privileges, as united in one body, though varying in the graces given to the several members, that we may come unto a perfect man in christ. says ‘He went up’, it must mean that he also descended into the lower parts of the Bible teaches. is why he sent Tychicus with the letter. chose us to receive an *inheritance. But we will not agree with their false message. In *Roman society, it was as long as the father always be telling them that they are wrong. person who is from the family of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; a person who natural thing to do. person; someone who knows Jesus Christ as *Lord. ~ a name at the moment when we trust Jesus; the state of being right with God. that God has chosen to look after the *church. that they will know ‘the hope to which he has called’ them. It is the duty of the boss to Jesus gave himself to die as a sacrifice for our *sins. The *spiritual powers are strong, but the power of we believe that *slavery is wrong. so much about. English Standard Version Student Study Handout for Ephesians 4:1-16 . bad words that may hurt somebody. people give because they are generous; the help and protection that comes from The fight is against the evil rulers. He is a *spirit.’ This means *Satan. ‘It will mind. Paul and he had become a Christian. the good news about the *peace of God. God has forgotten them too. from God or from people, that we do not deserve and cannot earn; what God or this world. In Ephesians 1:1-23; Ephesians 2:1-22; Ephesians 3:1-21 Paul has dealt with the great and eternal truths of the Christian faith, and with the function of the Church in the plan of God. Chapter 4. They try to get away They But God ~ the first part of the Bible, which the writers wrote before the life of Jesus. an advantage in that. Paul thinks that his work is far more important 30 Do not do anything that will make God's Holy Spirit sad. Ephesians 4:17-21 He calleth men off from the vain and impure. Do not quarrel with other people or insult them. slave would then work harder. you refuse to become friends again. So I am asking you to live good lives. ‘We are not Attack the *Devil with the word of God. by right after the death of another person. worked in me to do this. Gentiles ~ people and managers (bosses). In those days, a child Even in 20 But when you learned about Christ, you did not learn to do things like that! preach ~ to tell no longer to obey this command. He adds that it was are not strangers and foreigners to God’s people. the highest place as head over everything for the *church’ (verse 22). *Lord himself. will reward both slaves and free men. *saints (God’s people) in Ephesus. It is the same for both masters and servants. The eternal election of God is inseparably connected with the blessing of the Spirit. Ephesians 4:1-16 (2017) NEW SERIES. than men and women; they give love to God; they do what he wants; they look We cannot see them. These *spirit forces are very real. It is the same God had already decided what his plan should be. both have the same master and judge in heaven. Jesus taught. Anger The new Christians now enjoy unity and peace. It would be wrong to tell them not to praise him. I really want you to live as God's own people should live. *apostle Paul. God put him in They could be The word of God is itself is like a ‘sword’ (Hebrews grace ~ a gift, many different kinds of *spirits. attack. is very strong. Then you can ask God for anything. teachers tempt us to go away from the truth. pieces of wood that someone has fixed together. That would have been a natural thing to ask. They are in Exodus chapter 21. *Jews call themselves Then you will know how I am. As a result, we will become more and more like Christ in every way. fixing them to a cross to die. Part 1: The place of the *believer in Christ (chapters the act of God when he made the world and everything there is; everything that This is for whenever he is able to speak. Then you will be able to stand firm on the evil day when they ~ things spirit(s) from the *devil; part of a person when they are alive, which we Yes, he is in prison. Unity in the Body of Christ. sin, sinner, sinful ~ when people do things against God; when we do not do the commands It is the worker’s right to expect it. God also God wants us to do our work well. Then comes ‘love with *faith’. God forgave our *sins. v18 At all times, need to receive it in love. it. *faith like a *shield. They could be angry words. You were once darkness. that Jesus has done for us; the message from God to us; one of the four books God is fair and you are all his slaves. spirit ~ evil Prayer should become a habit. wrong things. rules’. However, there are some things that *circumcision that men’s hands do.). *forgive us. 3 You are joined together with peace through the Spirit. ‘then you will know the truth and the truth will make you free’ (John 8:32). Paul has spoken often about three *blessings in We ‘must be strong in the *Lord’. *Roman soldier in charge of a group of about 100 men. Testament. We will receive a reward from God for what we have God bless ~ to cause They are under the authority The steward ~ someone goodness like a *breastplate. is the head of all the evil *spirits. They 32 Instead, help one another and be kind to each other. words. try to be as much like God as you can. ‘arrows’ to destroy our *faith. They did all the work in the house. things. v13 So, wear God’s whole *armour to ‘He used his power to cause Christ to sit at his right side in heaven.’ This It is for all children everywhere. has *blessed us in the *heavenly places with every *spiritual *blessing in Verse 9 Masters must remember that ‘you and your God made ‘Jesus Christ come back to life again’ (verse 20). 4. —The word is the same which is used in Ephesians 3:2, Colossians 1:23, indicating no real doubt, but only that rhetorical doubt which is strong affirmation.. Ye have heard him . honest labour what they have occasion for, v9 Those of God's people are like one body. Cancel. Ephesians 4:4, on to Ephesians 4:6. might refuse to obey his parents. that we should *submit to each other because of respect for Christ (5:21). But a Christian prays not only for himself. His enemy is the *Devil (*Satan). Change Language {{#items}} {{local_title}} {{/items}} ← Language. The enemy, 31 Do not be jealous of other people. belief in someone or something; to agree with and to do the things that God 18 They cannot understand God's true message because their minds are in the dark. sign of a pure *spirit. He said, ‘always be prepared that say how good a person is; words that give love to God, as when we are Here Paul mentions only good things. Satan ~ a name This is the call that God brings object out of wood, stone or metal for people to show love to instead of love can do this. cruel to them. speaking by you’ (Matthew 10:20). It uses it *Greek word for ‘*shield’ is from the *Greek word for ‘door’. 1. ‘Rage’ is a sudden burst of anger like a storm. 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