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Lesson 6: A Church Is a Spiritual Body (Ephesians)

Introduction to The Church Is a New Man and Must Walk as a New Man – Ephesians 4
(13 questions with answers following)
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Added on  March 24, 2017

Answers at the end, following the questions
Those who disagree with anything please see the note at the end. Reasoned dialogue is encouraged and any Bible or fact based comments, if made in a Christian manner in an attempt to get to the truth will be considered.

Study Introduction to Study of Ephesians 4 for answers to these questions
Audio of Introduction to Study of Ephesians 4

  1. The theme of Ephesians 4 is: The church is a _____ _____; therefore the church must walk as a _____ _____.
  2. The subjects of Ephesians 4-6 are the __________ of the church and the __________ of the believer.
  3. Ephesians 1-3 considered the _________, ______________, and the ______________ of the church.
  4. Ephesians 3-6 considers the __________ of the church, the ____________ of the church, and the __________ of the church.
  5. In chapters 1-3 we have been on the __________ peak of the transfiguration, probably the _________ point in the New Testament.
  6. In chapters 4-6, we descend to the plane of living where we confront a __________________ world and a ___________ _____.
  7. It has been said that the book of Ephesians occupies the same position theologically as the book of ________ in the Old Testament.
  8. Joshua entered the land of promise on the basis of _________ made to _________, Isaac, Jacob, and _______.
  9. Joshua had to appropriate the land by taking ____________ of it for the enjoyment of it and for __________ in the land.
  10. __________ was a key word in the first half of Ephesians—God has blessed us “with all spiritual blessings.” God has given them over to us, but are we walking down here in ____________ of them?
  11. Now the believer is privileged to move in and occupy the “all spiritual blessings in the heavenlies.” However, the unsearchable riches in Christ must be searched out with the spiritual Geiger counter, which is the ______ ____ ______.
  12. In Ephesians 4-6, we have come to the __________ side of Ephesians, the earthly ________ of the church; and in chapter 4 the church is portrayed as the ______ ______.
  13. This is restricted to those who have become ________ of God through _______ in Christ. ______ men cannot walk no matter how insistently they are urged to walk. ______ men must first be made alive.

Answers

  1. The theme of Ephesians 4 is: The church is a new man; therefore the church must walk as a new man.
  2. The subjects of Ephesians 4-6 are the conduct of the church and the vocation of the believer.
  3. Ephesians 1-3 considered the calling, construction, and the constitution of the church.
  4. Ephesians 3-6 considers the conduct of the church, the confession of the church, and the conflict of the church.
  5. In chapters 1-3 we have been on the mountain peak of the transfiguration, probably the highest point in the New Testament.
  6. In chapters 4-6, we descend to the plane of living where we confront a demonpossessed world and a skeptical mob.
  7. It has been said that the book of Ephesians occupies the same position theologically as the book of Joshua in the Old Testament.
  8. Joshua entered the land of promise on the basis of promise made to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Moses.
  9. Joshua had to appropriate the land by taking possession of it for the enjoyment of it and for blessing in the land.
  10. Position was a key word in the first half of Ephesians—God has blessed us “with all spiritual blessings.” God has given them over to us, but are we walking down here in possession of them?
  11. Now the believer is privileged to move in and occupy the “all spiritual blessings in the heavenlies.” However, the unsearchable riches in Christ must be searched out with the spiritual Geiger counter, which is the Word of God.
  12. In Ephesians 4-6, we have come to the practical side of Ephesians, the earthly conduct of the church; and in chapter 4 the church is portrayed as the new man.
  13. This is restricted to those who have become children of God through faith in Christ. Dead men cannot walk no matter how insistently they are urged to walk. Dead men must first be made alive.

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