think about it.
How are you supposed to walk (4:1-3)? What does that look like in your life today? What is the purpose of the different gifts or ministries (4:11-16)? What would you say you're doing to "grow up into Christ"?
As we start into Ephesians 4, Paul very plainly tells the Ephesians that unity in the church body, the family of God, is crucial and that God designed us to work together using our unique personalities, skills and abilities. For that to happen, though, we need to be growing and maturing in Christ. "We are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ" (vs. 15).
Growing up is a process and it takes time. So how far down the road are you when it comes to "growing up in Christ"? What are you doing (or can you do) to move yourself further down that road?Tami W.
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