Published: Monday, 05 March 2018 01:28
Ephesians 4:1-32 KJV 1.I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of
the vocation wherewith ye are called,
2.With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
3.Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
4.There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
5.One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
6.One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
7.But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
8.Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto
9.(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the
10.He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill
11.And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and
12.For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of
13.Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a
perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
14.That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of
doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
15.But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even
16.From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint
supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the
body unto the edifying of itself in love.
17.This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles
walk, in the vanity of their mind,
18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance
that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:
19.Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness
20.But ye have not so learned Christ;
21.If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:
22.That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to
the deceitful lusts;
23.And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
24.And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
25.Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one
26.Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
27.Neither give place to the devil.
28.Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing
which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.
29.Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of
edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
30.And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
31.Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you,
with all malice:
32.And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's
sake hath forgiven you.
THIS SERMON COMES FROM WHAT THE LORD INSTRUCTED ME TO WRITE.
THE CALLING. WHAT HAS THE LORD CALLED YOU TO DO FOR HIM IN YOUR LIFE?
BEING A NEW CHRISTIAN, YOU ARE JUST PROBABLY EXCITED RIGHT NOW. EXCITED TO KNOW THAT YOU WILL ENTER
THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. YOU ARE A BABY IN CHRIST AND HAVE A LIFE AHEAD OF YOU THAT SHOULD BE FOR THE
LORD. THERE ARE DIFFERENT SERVICES FOR THE LORD THAT YOU CAN DO. THE BEST PLACE TO START WOULD BE
TO READ THE BIBLE ALL THE WAY THROUGH, PRAY DAILY, AND JUST LET THE LORD LEAD YOU TO WHAT YOU MAY
DO FOR HIM. YOU THOUGHT THE BATTLE WAS OVER BUT THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT NEED TO COME TO THE
LORD AS YOU HAVE. THE LORD WILL CHOSE YOUR CALLING. THERE ARE PEOPLE IN THE WORLD THAT ARE IN MANY
SITUATIONS AND PLACES THAT OTHERS MIGHT BE FEARFUL OF BEING IN. SOME CHRISTIANS KNOW ALMOST
IMMEDIATELY WHAT THE LORD WANTS THEM TO DO. MOST OF THE TIME IT IS A GROWING EXPERIENCE. EVEN THE
PASTOR'S ARE GROWING EVERYDAY IN CHRIST.
2 Timothy 1:9 KJV 9.Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our
works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the
GOD PLANNED FOR THE WORLD TO BE LIKE THE GARDEN OF EDEN FOR ETERNITY.
BECAUSE OF SIN, GOD GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON TO DIE ON A CROSS SO THAT WE COULD HAVE ETERNAL
John 3:16 KJV 16.For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever
believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Hebrews 3:1 KJV 1.Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle
and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;
JESUS, GOD'S SON, SUFFERED ON THE CROSS FOR OUR SINS.
1 Peter 4:16 KJV 16.Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him
glorify God on this behalf.
WE AS CHRISTIANS OUT IN THE WORLD WILL SUFFER FOR FOLLOWING JESUS CHRIST AND SPREADING HIS WORD.
SOME MAY SUFFER MORE THAN OTHERS PHYSICALLY BUT EMOTIONALLY IS BAD ALSO. DO NOT LET THE devil win
THE BATTLE BECAUSE JESUS CHRIST DID THAT ON THE CROSS.
Go back in the main text to Verse 4.There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one
hope of your calling;
1 Corinthians 1:26 KJV 26.For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the
flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
2 Peter 1:10 KJV 10.Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and
election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:
THIS SCRIPTURE, I GUESS GETS TO ME A LITTLE. I DON'T FEEL WORTHY AT ALL FOR WHAT THE LORD HAS PUT
IN FRONT OF ME TO DO AND I FEEL LIKE I'M FALLING ALL THE TIME. I HAD A CHRISTIAN MOTHER AND
GRANDMOTHERS THAT I SO MUCH WOULD LOVE TO BE LIKE THEM ON A PATIENCE LEVEL. THEY LIVED IN DIFFERENT
TIMES AND DIDN'T HAVE THE STRUGGLES OF A WORLD THAT MAKES FUN OF WOMEN MOST OF THE TIME.
WHO GAVE BIRTH TO JESUS CHRIST? IT WAS A WOMAN OF GOD. I'M SURE SHE PROBABLY THOUGHT WHY ME LORD?
THERE ARE MANY WOMEN OUT THERE THAT ARE FIGHTING THIS SINFUL WORLD WITHOUT A GODLY MAN TO HELP THEM
RAISE PRECIOUS CHILDREN. A MOTHER'S LOVE IS TO BE CHERISHED AND TREATED WITH KINDNESS. NOW AS A
MOTHER AND A CHRISTIAN, I CHALLENGE YOU AS A WOMAN TO DO WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS FROM COVER TO COVER.
MY GRANDMOTHER READ THE BIBLE TWICE A YEAR. I WONDERED ALL THESE YEARS HOW SHE COULD HAVE HAD THE
PATIENCE TO FACE THE WORLD. SHE KEPT THE LORD CLOSE TO HER THROUGH READING HIS WORD DAILY AND
PRAYING FOR HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
Romans 6:23 KJV 23.For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus
Christ our Lord.
Romans 3:23 KJV 23.For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
1 Corinthians 4:10 KJV 10.We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak,
but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised.
THE UNSAVED WORLD DOES NOT LIKE CHRISTIANS. MALE OR FEMALE THEY ARE DESPISED AND THE devil WILL TRY
AND DESTROY YOUR CALLING FOR THE LORD.
DON'T LET HIM.
I PRAY FOR ALL OF YOU THAT GOD HAS CALLED TO DO A WORK FOR HIM. THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING THAT A
CHRISTIAN CAN DO. SOMETIMES WE MIGHT NOT EVEN REALIZE WHAT IT IS. YOU BEING A CHRISTIAN AND LIKE IN
VERSE 32 IN THE TEXT. LOVE ONE ANOTHER.
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