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Our Character and Calling (17 of 40)
Series: Emerge: Identity
Jesus Culture - Banning Liebscher
From the moment we are able to walk, we begin looking for ways to make getting places more efficient, exciting - even more challenging. We all have within us a sense of adventure that, when we let it, challenges the status quo and leads us on all kinds of excursions.
Sometimes our ''walks'' take us to places that we wish we had never gone, but at other times, we walk in such a way that we bring about a Kingdom atmosphere. This type of ''walking'' brings glory to God and unity to the Body of Christ.
This week, we are going to talk about walking worthy of your calling - that is, being who you were created to be. We are called to walk worthy of a higher calling because of what Christ did for us. His sacrifice enabled us to walk in more than we could ever imagine.
Humility and boldness come as a result of every believer knowing who they are and whose they are.
Main Scripture: Ephesians 4:1-3
EQUIP: Walk this way
Have your group read EPHESIANS 4:1-3 and then focus on the observations and teaching points provided.
Teaching Point 1: Walk worthy of your calling.
- Ephesians 4:1-3 is an exhortation for people to be who Jesus called them to be. Seeing the Church walk in all its fullness was Paul's dream.
- Our walk is found in our name. A common meaning of the word Christian is ''little Christ.'' This means we are a representation of Christ.
What does it mean to walk worthy? What does the word worthy even mean? Often we associate the word worthy with ''good enough.'' When we measure our worth by that definition, we usually come up short because we can always find someone who is ''better'' than we are.
The word worthy in EPHESIANS 4:1-3 comes from the Greek word axios, but axios is not associated with whether or not we are good enough. It is the same word that means ''suitably'' and ''agreeably.'' This is good news!
So in this ...
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