Grow Up Church!

September 10, 2017 Speaker: Richard Rieves Series: Bringing Church Back!

Passage: Ephesians 4:1–4:16

Grow Up Church!

I. The Church is much more about God than you.

“…grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ (15).”

“…build(ing) up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ (12b-13).”

“In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved (Eph. 1:5-6).”

“And you were dead in the trespasses and sins… But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved… For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast (2:1, 4-5, 8-9).”

II. Living for the good of our head, Jesus, and His body is a more beautiful life.

I will show this video at the beginning of my second point:

III. The missing element: Speaking Truth in Love.

“Rather speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ (15).”

“For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love (Gal. 5:6).”

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