Paul used the first three chapters of his prison epistle (letter from prison), to provide biblical training to the churches of Ephesus about who they were and what they had been given in Christ. His message to them was specific.
You are secured in the love of the God the Father, you are redeemed and saved by grace in Christ Jesus the Son, and you are joined together and united as one by the Holy Spirit. These are the biblical foundations beneath the equipping of the saints and putting on the full armor of God.
Upon these biblical foundations of faith, the Church of Jesus, now filled and purposed with powerful gifts and graces, moved forward to use those gifts and graces to teach, preach, disciple, and influence the world to the eternal Word – Christ Jesus.
In the first six verses of chapter four, Paul calls the churches of Ephesus into the unity of the Spirit and the bond of peace. Unity was the essential message. In the remainder of chapter four and into chapter six, he then provides the biblical training that instructs them on what they were to do with the gifts and graces they had been given.
The next steps of 2023 for Reunion are all about the “WHAT” and the “HOW” of what God has recently downloaded for us. Implementing the plans and purposes for what God has called us to do with what we have been given is more than exciting – it is confirmation that loving God, teaching His truth, and caring for one another in fellowship, communion, prayer, and biblical training has led us to this fully equipped place of readiness. The place where He now calls us to deepen, widen, expand, lengthen, and use every and all gifts and graces we have been given to impact not only our families and our city, but to teach train, and influence leaders and nations around the world.
Learn more about biblical training available at the Reunion Church.
Find out about global biblical training at the Fully Equipped Bible Institute.