Passage: Ephesians 4:1~16  

Keyverse: 1

1. Make every effort to live as Christ did (1-13)

Paul urged the Ephesian Christians to live their lives worthy of Christ and his calling. How do we do so? We strive to be like Christ. He was humble and gentle. He patiently bore others in love. We can do these things too. We can also make every effort to keep the unity of the body of Christ, for there is only one Lord, one faith and one baptism. And we all love under the grace of Christ.

2. Grow to become the mature body of Christ (14-16)

Young Christians are susceptible to deceitful schemers. They are blown about by those who are cunning and crafty and want to ensnare others by their false teaching. We are no longer susceptible to these kinds of people as we grow in Christ. When we speak the truth in love we will in every respect grow and mature to be like Christ. And as we grow more like him, the whole body of Christ grows and is built up in love.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for your calling to be a part of the body of Christ. Help me to live a life worthy of your calling of me.

One Word: Grow to be like Christ