Paul sets out a model that he hopes all Christians could follow freely as they endeavor to build the Kingdom.
• Mature Christians resist new teachings or deceitful scheming • Mature Christians release truth and love into the body • Mature Christians recognise Jesus as the head of the body
His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms
• God Makes us into His masterpiece
• He unites me with other masterpieces
• Together we display His greatest masterpiece
Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. – Eph 4:1 NLT
Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace. For there is one body and one Spirit, just as you have been called to one glorious hope for the future.
For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace
They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.
Trust God’s process in your life. He is taking you to the promise. This year no matter what happens you will be getting closer to His promise.
If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here.