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The lesson on March 16, 2014 was part 19 of the “Ephesians” study.  Chapter four is where this lesson resides looking at the logic that PAul is suggesting we follow in that in verse 1.  He is beseeching us that we come along side him to walk worthy with the calling that we have received.  We find that we have been given our measure of grace that we should use to be part of the ministry.  Every christian has his or her own measure that we should use to help keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.  We are called into a ministry of adjustment to help christians see this unique calling.  Christians must me updated with the prison ministry of PAul. We also learn how the Psalms is grouped into 5 books that map to the Pentateuch. The Pentateuch, also known as the Five Books of Moses, is the first part of the Hebrew Bible, comprising Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.  PAul quoted a verse from Psalms 68:18 which is from the Exodus grouping of Psalms.  We learn about Christs ascension was so far above that the reference to his descending was in context down to Earth (as opposed to hell).  The scripture reading was from Ephesians 4:7-11 KJV “7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. 8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. 9 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? 10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.) 11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;”




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From the Study: Ephesians