On Sunday Lyndon spoke on Basketball…
No it was Ephesians 4. Eph 4 is broken up into 4 areas:
- Walking in Unity v1-6. The key to this is found in v3. “Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” The goal of unity is taking something that starts like mishmash to getting it together.
- Spiritual Gifts v7 & 8. We need to keep our eyes up. Honour the leadership, encourage one another, celebrate differences and get equipped (get your stuff together – get prepared).
- Putting on the New Man v22-24. How different are we today from before? The longer we belong to God the more we should be changing to be like Him. People like the Christian values and influence. Think, do and look different. We need to remember God is the BIG space – how do we fit into His agenda. When talking to outsiders, talk to their spirit, don’t care if they glaze over, their spirits need to hear what God has done for us all. Put off the old, and put on the new.
- Do not grieve the Holy Spirit v30 & 31. We have been sealed – marked for Him. Does your life make a statement? “I am God’s!” Do people like me, therefore like God? If we put on what the Holy Spirit gives us at the right time, the list of gifts will grow. The new man will be the one that reigns. God is looking for the gold that is inside the truck load of pay dirt.
Raw Gold – Salvation
Refining Fire – The thing that holds us in bondage needs to be broken
Pure Gold – Once its been through the refining .
Fashioned into something for God.
Developing – Allowing the flow.