Christ’s Body, Ephesians 4:25-32

“…put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness. Therefore, putting away lying, ‘Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,’ for we are members of one another.” Ephesians 4:24-25.

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Christ’s Body, Ephesians 4:20-25

“… [Gentiles] who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. But you have not so learned Christ…” Ephesians 4:19-20.

Ephesians verse 19 has been added above to maintain context, and it fairly sums up the study of Ephesians 4:17-19 posted on 3-10-16.

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Passover 2016

Sometime after the creation of Adam and Eve on the sixth day, Genesis 1:27 see also 2:15-25, they rebelled against God by partaking of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and by so doing brought sin into the world and upon all of humanity. The details of this are in Genesis 3:1-24.

When God confronted them in their sin He pronounced a series of curses and punishments; within this God made reference to the coming Christ who is to take away the sin of the world. This is the very first Messianic prophecy.

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The Last Supper

“Now when evening had come, He sat down with the twelve.” Matthew 26:20.

“When the hour had come, He sat down, and the twelve apostles with Him. Then He said to them, ‘With fervent desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; for I say to you, I will no longer eat of it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.’ Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, ‘Take this and divide it among yourselves; for I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.’ And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.’ Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you.’” Luke 22:14-20.

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Christ’s Body, Ephesians 4:17-19

“…till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head – Christ – from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.” Ephesians 4:13-16.

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