The Body of Christ

April 10, 2022 Speaker: Tim Rice Series: Ephesians

Passage: Ephesians 4:7-16

Memory Verse for the Week: Ephesians 4:15-16 (ESV)

Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.

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Intro: When have you felt like you didn’t measure up? (Ephesus Gentiles)  

What is the work God has given us and how are we sourced for it?

What is our consistent pattern when we do not trust Jesus?

In all of this, how does Jesus work for our redemption?


1. Worship the LORD for His wisdom and generosity. Praise Him, Father, Son and Holy Spirit that He has freely given His Spirit to each believer, and also spiritual gifts in particular according to His wisdom. 

2. How have you lived as if God has neglected you, or as if your gifts make you superior to others? Confess your pride and unbelief to Jesus, asking Him to forgive you and fill you with contentment at His good design.

3. Give thanks to Jesus for His generosity to redeem people like us. Thank Him for bearing the full measure of wrath we deserve for our sin, and filling up the full measure of righteousness in the Father’s design.

4. Who do you know that lives as if they will never measure up? Pray for them, asking the Lord to show them mercy and open their eyes to the Grace of Jesus to remove their guilt and secure their hope.

5. Ask the Holy Spirit to bear in you His character of joyfully serving others as Jesus served us. Pray for His power and joy in the use of your gifts and talents to build up others, especially your fellow believers.

Looking Back

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