Wouldn’t that make church the most boring place you have ever been in your life? Since service associated with the word diakonia necessarily involved dependence, submission, and constraints of time and freedom, the Greeks regarded diakonia as degrading and dishonorable. Don't just give them "fish" to eat, but equip them with the tools that will enable them to "fish" for themselves anywhere in the Word. Without it, Christ would not be complete (Ephesians 1:23; Hebrews 2:13). It is the word of God that equips the saints for ministry. Register! What characteristics come to your mind when you think of the ideal church? First, God has given us all the protection we need. Fullness (4138) (pleroma from pleroo = make full, fill, fill up) speaks of a full measure with emphasis upon completeness. To build up the body of Christ. Ephesians 4:12 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Ephesians 4:12, NIV: "to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up" Ephesians 4:12, ESV: "to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ," Ephesians 4:12, KJV: "For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:" July 30, 2017; Troy Warner; Ephesians; Details Watch Listen Ephesians 4:17-24 Walk in Purity. Sermons. 6. He will take your temperature, your blood pressure, and your heart rate. You are driving me crazy!" So must be His Church. (NLT, see note Ephesians 1:23). 5. The critical issue in view here is not quantity of saints, but quality of saints, saints equipped for the work of edifying so that they can then be engaged in edification of other saints! God’s people collectively are envisioned as en route to this vital destination. Was Christ meek and lowly? Favoriting is a great way to keep a list of sermons, programs, and ministry resources in your account. Wuest: until we all attain to the unity of the Faith and of the experiential, full, and precise knowledge of the Son of God, to a spiritually mature man, to the measure of the stature of the fulness of the Christ, Young's Literal: till we all of us arrive at oneness in faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God, and at mature manhood and the stature of full-grown men in Christ. Through the centuries, the church gradually turned away from the simple provisions which made it such a powerful and compelling force in its early years, and terrible distortions entered into the church which continue to weaken the church today. The church has been divided through the years more over our differences in belief than anything else. Paul had been called and set apart to be a servant, Luke quoting Paul who testified... "I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, in order that I may finish my course, and the ministry (diakonia) which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God." The teaching of the truth of the Word of God is what Peter calls "feeding the flock of God which is among you" (1Pe 5:2-note). In putting them in mind of their future glory. V. The necessity of, and Scriptural arguments to enforce, an exemplary walk before God, the Church, the world. In the OT scriptures the church of the New Testament has an indispensable, God-given guide to living, through which the man of God may achieve an appropriate state, viz. One Spirit c. One Hope d. One Lord e. One Faith f. One Baptism g. One God and Father of all. Sermons (MacArthur, J: Ephesians. Sermons on Ephesians 4:11-13: showing 1-15 of 560 Filter Results Sort By. Return to the Main Player. In this same chapter Paul uses oikodome to describe building up of other saints... Let no unwholesome ("rotten") word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, that it may give grace to those who hear. If someone played a middle C on the piano for a while, it is a pretty note. The infirmities to which the various members are liable.4. Chicago: Moody Press). It is lack of knowledge of God’s Word and obedience to it (Hos. (1 Corinthians 5:1, etc.). Since growth is a matter of knowledge plus obedience plus time, we do not need to be discouraged if we find that we are not yet completely like Christ. In fact, the manmade gods were as sinful and degraded as the men who made them! Ephesians 2:13-17 – War and Peace; Ephesians 2:18-22 – Caution! One day we will be standing before the throne and before the Lamb, the Word of God, (Re 7:9-note), so why not "practice" standing now when the Word of God is read (no legalism here, all of grace motivated by love and reverential awe for so great a salvation and a Book so precious, standing as an act of worship. Close Filters Scripture . Ephesians 3 Ephesians 4:12-13 Ephesians 5. Spirit empowered work (cp Paul's pattern in Col 1:28-note, Col 1:29-note, 1Co 15:10) proceeds from Christ centered worship, time with the Master, in His Word, listening to His voice, speaking with Him. In getting before them their duty in their various connections in life.(H. Not to be the best looking. Now I’d like to just draw a little contrast here, based on that. Note that the pastor-teachers are not doing their work for the saints, but are preparing the saints for their (the saint's) work! John Piper Nov 8, 1992 38 Shares Sermon. The basic idea is that of putting a thing into the condition in which it ought to be. (See note Ephesians 4:29). Compassionate and merciful? John Piper Sep 17, 1995 51 Shares Sermon. Foster, M. A.I. The Greek authority, J. H. Thayer, says it means "to make one what he ought to be." (Phillips: Touchstone). )LinksEphesians 4:12 NIVEphesians 4:12 NLTEphesians 4:12 ESVEphesians 4:12 NASBEphesians 4:12 KJVEphesians 4:12 Bible AppsEphesians 4:12 ParallelEphesians 4:12 Biblia ParalelaEphesians 4:12 Chinese BibleEphesians 4:12 French BibleEphesians 4:12 German BibleEphesians 4:12 CommentariesBible Hub, III.AS THE BODY — THE CHURCH JUST EXHIBIT CHRIST'S MIND AND CHARACTER.The body of flesh Christ had was under the control and hallowed influence of the Holy Spirit. It is to receive celestial influences and impressions from Christ, and then to show them forth.1. Nov 8, 1992. The proper attitude for a healthy Christian is an eagerness to grow. He had heaven in His spirit, and words and life, so must the Church His body. To see Christ face to face, to be with Him in unbroken fellowship, and to be like Him--this is the threefold destiny of every Christian soul. Lk 7:44, 45, 46, 47, 48). We are to give a good, clear-cut, intelligent witness to the world. Epígnosis always describes moral and religious knowledge in the NT and especially refers to full and comprehensive knowledge of God’s will that rests on the knowledge of God and of Christ found today in His Word. (from Pastor Stedman's book Body Life and the chapter entitled How the Body Works), Ephesians 4:13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. 1Cor 15:58 is the Scriptural answer to Solomon's repeated refrain of vanity in Ecclesiastes (Eccl 1:2, 14; 2:11, 15, 19, 21, 23, 26; 3:19; 4:4, 7, 8, 16; 5:10; 6:2; 12:8)! Other issues that divided the Corinthian church included libertinism (1Cor 6:13), the relation of men and women in the church (1Cor 11:2-16), food laws (1Cor 8:10; 10:25), speaking in tongues (1Cor 14), and resurrection of the dead (1Cor 15). I. Such service is personal and practical, rather than institutional. The plane wouldn’t make it—I think it would crash before it got ten feet into the air. The gift is based on Christ’s design and will. The Church must be a sympathizing body.3. he or she would reply, "Please Be Patient, God Is Not Through With Me Yet.". Pastors, particularly, must restore to the people the ministry which was taken from them with the best of intentions. Scripture: Ephesians 4:1–6. (Body Life - chapter entitled The Goal is Maturity). What satisfaction to be all that the All Wise God created us to be. 7. 1. We are living stones being fitted into His Temple, each one of us with different sizes, shapes, gifts, personalities and individualities, but every one of us under the control of the Spirit of God. Title Date Author; Ephesians Pt. It is not a statement of an unwillingness to change, but of a recognition that change takes time--but it is taking place! Son (5207)(huios) refers literally to a male offspring or descendant. 2. Spiritual and holy? The entire body has received gifts from the Spirit, and it is the task of those in the pastoral ministry to encourage the entire body to discover and exercise those gifts. Galatians. Ponder this incredible thought for a moment. The expository method of teaching or preaching is to go through a book, or a section of a book of the Bible, leaving out nothing, commenting on everything, touching it all. As the church at Corinth so clearly illustrates, disunity in the church comes from doctrinal ignorance and spiritual immaturity. THE WORK OF MINISTRY. To equip the saints to do so is the responsibility of the church’s leaders. And again, at the close of his career, he wrote to his son in the faith, young Timothy, and urged him to teach the inspired Scripture which were given, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. 13 Study Guide; Related Resources. I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Interestingly the Gnostics used teleios of the one fully initiated into their mysteries and that may have been why Paul used teleios in this epistle. Perhaps the nearest modern equivalent is "to shape up." (1John 3:2) For this we were created, redeemed, and sanctified, that we should be conformed to the image of God's Son, that He might be the First Born among many brethren (see note Romans 8:29). Richards explains teleios (and related words in this group such as teleioo, teleiotes) writing that the emphasis is on... "wholeness and completeness. Service (1248) (diakonia [word study]) means the rendering or assistance or help by performing certain duties, often of a humble or menial nature, including such mundane activities as waiting on tables or caring for household needs—activities that in men's eyes (but not God's!) Zondervan, Richards, L O: Expository Dictionary of Bible Words: Regency, McGee, J V: Thru the Bible Commentary: Thomas Nelson, Luke 22:32; John 21:15, 16, 17; Acts 9:31; 11:23; 14:22,23; 20:28; Romans 15:14,29; 1Cor 12:7; 2Cor 7:1; Php 1:25,26; 3:12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18; Colossians 1:28; 1Th 5:11, 12, 1,3, 14; Heb 6:1; 13:17, Acts 1:17,25; 20:24; Ro 12:7; 1Co 4:1,2; 2Cor 3:8; 4:1; 5:18; 6:3; Col 4:17; 1Ti 1:12; 2Timothy 4:5,11, Eph 4:6,29; Romans 14:19; 15:2; 1Corinthians 14:4,5,12,14,26; 2Corinthians 12:19; 1Thessalonians 5:11) (Eph 4:4; 1:23; Colossians 1:24, Ep 4:3,5; Jeremiah 32:38,39; Ezekiel 37:21,22; Zephaniah 3:9; Zechariah 14:9; John 17:21; Acts 4:32; 1Corinthians 1:10; Philippians 2:1, 2, 3, Isaiah 53:11; Matthew 11:27; John 16:3; 17:3,25,26; 2Corinthians 4:6; Philippians 3:8; Colossians 2:2; 2Peter 1:1, 2, 3, 3; 3:18; 1John 5:20, Eph 4:12; 2:15; 1Corinthians 14:20; Colossians 1:28. The sovereignty of God in the disposal of His favours. The first concern of the leadership of the church should be for the filled seats, not the empty ones. Sermons on Ephesians 4:12. The trademarks of the true, living church of Jesus Christ are boldness, power, transformation, and love, lived out in act after act of Christian service. (1 Corinthians 5:1, etc.). You’ll note that it all comes from the word. It is better to put ten men to work than to do the work of ten men. Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Ephesians 1:13 ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources. (Ed note: The body of Christ, the Church, it the Bride of Christ for we are betrothed to our Bridegroom and are to be anxiously awaiting His return to take us home). So must be His Church.4. Keep pressing on! This is surely a mountain worthy of the cost it will take to climb it! In the beginning, "working in the church" meant to exercise a gift or perform a ministry anywhere within the far-flung body of Christ--even in a home, out on a mission field, or in a hospital. (1) Teleios speaks of totality, as opposed to partial or limited and when used of things means in full measure, undivided, complete or entire (as in Ro 12:2 - {see note} referring to "the will of God" which is "good and acceptable and perfect"). The NAS translates teleios as complete(2), mature(4), more perfect(1), perfect(12). Diakonia is modeled on the pattern and command of the Savior and represents the practical outworking of God’s love, especially toward fellow believers. THE EDIFYING OF THE BODY IN MINISTRY OF THE WORD, consists — 1. How clearly and logically Paul sets out his epistle to the Ephesians. The Son of God is the One Who has the essential characteristics and nature of God. Sep 17, 1995. It was the residence of the Deity. In pointing out to them their sins and errors. In fact the Greek temple at Corinth housed a large number of harlots ("spiritual priestesses"!) A revival of religion is always accompanied or followed by "a building up of the body of Christ." This is an amazing testimony of reverence toward God's Word, seldom, if ever, repeated since." How fitting that in his last emotion filled encounter with the elders of the Ephesian church he reiterated the vital importance truth of Ephesians 4:12 declaring... "And now I commend (literally means to place near = a banking term - Paul deposits the elders first near to God and then near to the Word of God's grace!) Introduction. The Church must be a liberal and benevolent body.5. The first use of "the faith" referring to the body of truth believed is recorded by Luke who writes that, "the word of God kept on spreading; and the number of the disciples continued to increase greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were becoming obedient to the faith." It works everywhere you sign in, even with the mobile app! 6. (Colossians 1:18).7. until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. Have you ever just read an entire letter of Paul's together with your flock? Katantao - 13x in 13v - Acts 16:1; 18:19, 24; 20:15; 21:7; 25:13; 26:7; 27:12; 28:13; 1 Cor 10:11; 14:36; Eph 4:13; Phil 3:11. It follows that the specific meaning of this phrase is dependent on the context (the text that goes with the text in question). 2. The terms artios and katartismos thus have not so much a qualitative meaning as a functional one. This section of the commentary on Ephesians 4:12 wonderfully explains the purpose of building up the people of God–so that they can do the work of the service. This word describes those persons who are complete, capable and proficient in everything they are called to be or do. As a Jew learned the Torah, now the Christian learns Christ! Spiritual and holy? Ephesians 4:12-16 [12] to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, [13]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 … This discussion holds the opinion that epignosis does have subtle but real differences. THE EDIFYING OF THE BODY IN MINISTRY OF THE WORD, consists —1. Foster, M. Body of Christ - the church, local and universal. The Apostle says that those who have this Hope will purify themselves (1John 3:3). Are you encouraging your sheep to memorize the Word? One Body b. "Building the Body". F B Meyer writes the following devotional entitled "Our Sheet Anchor" which speaks to our present striving toward Christlikeness... OUR DESTINY is the highest possible--"We shall be like Him." This Greek word is also translated as "fitting them out" or "preparing." Galatians.3. The Great Commission is often held up to us as the supreme aim and purpose of the church, and it is certainly a crucial and essential task. We do not choose the gift or earn the gift. What Does Ephesians 4:13 Mean? 1. THE EDIFICATION OF THE CHURCH. (NLT - Tyndale House), Phillips: in the unity of the common faith and common knowledge of the Son of God, we arrive at real maturity - that measure of development which is meant by the "fullness of Christ". The Church must be a sympathizing body. This may sound selfish, but I trust it is understood. Not to be the richest. PROPHETS 1) These were inspired men and women used in the process of revelation - Ep 3:5; cf. A. Everyone is a minister in the body of Christ. Soon Christianity became little more than a Sunday-morning spectator sport, much like the definition of football: twenty-two men down on the field, desperately in need of rest, and twenty thousand in the grandstands, desperately in need of exercise! Now just so also His body the Church. (Acts 14:21, 22), "the churches were being strengthened in the faith, (in the doctrinal truths concerning the gospel) and were increasing in number daily." Register! No wonder the Western church is in such a wreck! The root word was used as a medical term used for setting bones! Stature (2244) (helikia from helix = adult, full–aged) conveys the idea of maturity in years or size. Sermons on Ephesians 3. He does not say that God has given to us educators, that they might instruct us. Mending the Saints - The use of this particular word suggests that the role of the four support gifts (Ed note: the gifted men in Ep 4:11-note) within the church is essentially that of mending the saints, preparing them for service, getting them ready for action. ), knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord (Why is your toil not empty, futile, fruitless?). He does not say that we have been given counselors, or psychologists, or fundraisers, that the church may be built up. Its continual increase, etc. Ephesians 4–6 makes up the practical application section of Paul’s letter based on the truths he taught in Ephesians 1–3. Therefore, diakonia is an office or ministration in the Christian community viewed with reference to the labor needed for others. The work of the ministry belongs to the entire body of believers, who should be equipped, guided, and encouraged by those who are gifted by God to expound and apply His Word with wisdom and power. There is instant coffee, instant oat-meal, instamatic cameras, instant breakfasts. All that we have ever dreamed and hoped for will find its flower and fruitage in that glad summer time. For the Greek who "worshiped" wisdom and intellectual freedom there was be no thought of their existence being that to serve others. artios occurs only at 2Ti 3:17-note (see below), together with the perfect pass. Pleroma - 17x in 17v - all it contains(m)(1), fulfillment(2), full(2), fulness(10), patch(m)(2). (Acts 12:25). 2. There is no better means to do this than through the expository preaching of the whole Bible. You are ready for the WORK of God once you have been trained by WORD of God! Unfortunately, in many churches (and particularly American churches), there has come a strange reversal of roles between the pastor and the evangelist. (Body Life - chapter entitled The Goal is Maturity). Was Christ meek and lowly? you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able (dunamai = the word of God has the inherent ability or resources) to to build you up (epoikodomeo = to build upon or erect a superstructure) and to give you the inheritance (part of which is "every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ" - see note Ephesians 1:3) among all those who are sanctified (positional sanctification is in view - perfect tense describes their permanent condition. Paul and Luke in the Acts use the word to designate those who preach the gospel and have care of the churches, even as Paul instructed Timothy to... "be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry (diakonia)" (See note 2 Timothy 4:5). It is common practice to let the pastor do the ministering when his job is actually to be the training up of the saints to be the workers, which will make the overall ministry more effective. Some of us will think of a certain type of building: a beautiful sanctuary, spacious classrooms, a large and functional fellowship hall. We All (pas = all without exception) invokes a collective thought and indicates that Christian growth or progress does not occur in isolation. Every believer is not only to be "fruitful in every good work," but to "hold forth the Word of life," though he should be neither trained nor called to the Christian pastorate. (Php 3:14-note). ), preaching the pure milk of the word (1Pe 2:2-note = no milk, no growth!) So that the work of the ministry is not the work of the gifted man; he’s simply to equip them from the word of God. 3. Leave a Comment. This is the second end included in the Christian pastorate. But then they must be shared widely in the body or no new truth is given. By Jeremy Myers. Philo divided his students into three classes—those just beginning (archomenoi), those making progress (prokoptontes), and those beginning to reach maturity (teleios). It is to complete itself that it might grow up. Does this describe the philosophy and practice of your local church? (Body Life - see chapter "Shaping Up the Saints") (Bolding added). It is placed here by the family that people may know the appearance of the man who died for freedom. until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. (Ps 119:9, 10, 11-note)... to meditate on the Word? AND OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE SON OF GOD: kai tes epignoseos tou huiou tou theou: Knowledge of the Son of God - this is not a reference to the knowledge of Christ by which we were first saved but refers to a deeper, more intimate and experiential knowledge. On a wall near the main entrance to the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, is a portrait with the following inscription: James Butler Bonham—no picture of him exists. Ephesians 4:12. Self-denying and forbearing? Our gift from Christ is based on His grace. Notes. (Ephesians 4:12, 13, 16). Sep 17, 1995. Its continual increase, etc. So must be His Church.The mind, and spirit, and life of Christ, must be reflected by the Church, the body of Christ. Although some think that there are five gifts here, most count four, with “pastor-teacher” referring to a single gift. But that is what the church is all about. The basic meaning of teleios in the New Testament is always that the thing or person so described fully carries out the purpose for which designed. Ephesians 4:12 shows that God has provided Foremen for the equipping of the saints. 12 - An Overview: The Divide is Over: November 8, 2020: Tim Armstrong: Ephesians Pt. b. As Paul explained to the saints at Colossae, his heartbeat in discipleship was to see believers continually growing in maturity... And we proclaim Him (Christ in believers the hope or certainty of their future glorification - note that "Him" is the first word in Greek sentence for emphasis = "Him we proclaim..."), admonishing (placing in one's mind = cautioning, gently reproving) every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, that we may present every man complete in Christ. A. That is Epaphras' desire for the saints at Colossae. Wuest: for the equipping of the saints for ministering work with a view to the building up of the Body of Christ, Young's Literal: in order fully to equip His people for the work of serving—for the building up of Christ's body—. (Amplified Bible - Lockman), NLT: until we come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God's Son that we will be mature and full grown in the Lord, measuring up to the full stature of Christ. Galatians.3. Ephesians 4:12-16 [12] to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, [13]until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature … It is maintained by some that this passage warrants all saints to preach the gospel, because the four classes of officers spoken of are said to prepare saints for the work of ministry. Tragically, most local churches today do not follow this NT template for "success". 2. The adj. THE PURPOSE OF THE CHURCH. Equip describes the supplying with the items needed for a particular purpose, both of these definitions providing excellent pictures of the effect the gifted men should have on the body of Christ. Galatians. PRAYER -O God, it is my earnest desire that I may not only live, but grow: grow in grace, and in the knowledge of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. A caveat - Martha's serving (diakonia) serves as a reminder that we are not to work for "work's sake"! THE EDIFYING OF THE BODY IN MINISTRY OF THE WORD, consists —. In English an erg is a unit of work or energy, equal to the work done by a force of one dyne when its point of application moves one centimeter in the direction of action of the force. SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS ARE FOUND ONLY IN CHRIST. The leaders are God's gift to the church for the purpose of perfecting or equipping believers to carry on this work. Also, each of these leadership gifts centers on the Word of God, showing that the Word is foundational to a mature church. That is why so many churches today are little more than spectator arenas where unequipped, unmotivated, uninvolved people sit around, waiting only to be kept amused and occupied. Measure (3358) (metron) is a measure of capacity. Gradually, however, "working in the church" came to mean performing some religious act within a specific building which was called "the church.". The worshipper of the pagan god acquired the character of their pagan god and the religious ceremonies connected with their base (anything but "holy") worship. If we can recapture God's original strategy for the church, then we will again see churches that are modern extensions of the church of Acts. The scriptural concept that every believer is a priest before God was gradually lost, and a special class of super-Christians emerged who were looked to for practically everything, and who came to be called the "ministry." He is not listing all possible gifts, but rather concentrating on leadership gifts. I.ITS VISIBILITY.II.IT IS A LIVING BODY.III.AS THE BODY — THE CHURCH JUST EXHIBIT CHRIST'S MIND AND CHARACTER.The body of flesh Christ had was under the control and hallowed influence of the Holy Spirit. It follows quite logically that if the "sheep" are not equipped by the shepherds, the body will not function to its full potential or capacity, just as human body that is deficient in vital nutrients fails to fulfill its function optimally. Ephesians 4:1-13 English Standard Version (ESV) Unity in the Body of Christ. The variety and respective usefulness of the members in it (1 Corinthians 12:15, etc.).3. That last sentence is strikingly contemporary, and is mindful of the fact that a culture that is focused on self-actualization and self-fulfillment will find little value in servant hood. It was a dark night when we arrived, and a hurried conversation took place on the steps of the great Pullman car. Now just so also His body the Church. (McGee, J V: Thru the Bible Commentary: Thomas Nelson). Self-denying and forbearing? Not to make you a smarter sinner, but to make you like the Saviour. This section of commentary on Ephesians 4:13 gives us the goal for the church. 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