Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The Imitation and Fragrance of Christ

Ephesians
Paul’s Greatest Church Planting Success
 6 March 2018
Archdale church of Christ – Russ McCullough
Lesson # 11 – Ephesians 4.29 – 5.3

1.     How much corrupting talk may come out of the churches mouth?
2.     Per Thayer, “Corrupt” is defined as…”R_____________, P_______________, U___________ for use, W_______________.”
a.      Luke 6.43 ________________________________________
b.     Matthew 12.33 ____________________________________
3.     In this passage, what word does Paul use to contrast with corrupt?
4.     What two things take place when this opposite talk takes place?
5.     What deadly serious effect comes about when Christians use corrupt talk?
6.     “Grieve” means to cause: “…D______________, H______________ & S_________________.”  (per Thayer)
7.     How many other times is this word used in the NT?
8.     The Holy Spirit acts as a S_______ of our redemption.
9.     “Sealed” is us most in the book of R______________, appearing ____ times.
10.  What 6 things must all be eliminated from among us?
11. What is the significance of the number of these things?
12. What now comes into contrast with these things?
13. What is the significance of number of these things?
14. The elimination of corruptness and it’s replacement by good things is predicated upon what?
15. Ultimately, why must we forgive others?
16. In 5.1, why is the “therefore” there for?
17. What is the direct result of our adoption as children?
18. This direct result is also illustrated here?

19. When we eliminate C________________, embrace G_______________, P_____ A_________ six forms of death, F____________ as does God, I_____________ Him, and L__________ as did Christ, it is to God as a F____________ O_______________, a S____________ to God.

ANSWER GRID:


1.     How much corrupting talk may come out of the churches mouth?
None
2.     Per Thayer, “Corrupt” is defined as…”R_____________, P_______________, U___________ for use, W_______________.”
a.      Luke 6.43 ________________________________________
b.     Matthew 12.33 ____________________________________
Revolting, Putrefied, Unsuitable, Worthless, Both passages refer to that which is dead, totally unusable, and ready for destruction
3.     In this passage, what word does Paul use to contrast with corrupt?
Good
4.     What two things take place when this opposite talk takes place?
The building up (edification) and Grace to those who hear
5.     What deadly serious effect comes about when Christians use corrupt talk?
6.     “Grieve” means to cause: “…D______________, H______________ & S_________________.”  (per Thayer)
Distress, Heaviness, Sorrow
7.     How many other times is this word used in the NT?
None
8.     The Holy Spirit acts as a S_______ of our redemption.
Seal
9.     “Sealed” is us most in the book of R______________, appearing ____ times.
Revelation, 16
10.  What 6 things must all be eliminated from among us?
ALL bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, slander, malice
11. What is the significance of the number of these things?
Six in biblical numerology always refers to man and his incompleteness before God
12. What now comes into contrast with these things?
Kindness, tenderheartedness, forgiveness
13. What is the significance of number of these things?
Three in biblical numerology refers to our triune God and His completeness
14. The elimination of corruptness and its replacement by good things is predicated upon what?
Imitators of God as beloved children
15. Ultimately, why must we forgive others?
Because Christ first forgave us of everything
16. In 5.1, why is the “therefore” there for?
To describe our walk
17. What is the direct result of our adoption as children?
Our walk in love
18. This direct result is also illustrated here?
To love each other and give each other to each other as did Christ before us
19. When we eliminate C________________, embrace G_______________, P_____ A_________ six forms of death, F____________ as does God, I_____________ Him, and L__________ as did Christ, it is to God as a F____________ O_______________, a S____________ to God.
Corruption, Grace, Put Away, Forgive, Imitate, Love, Fragrant Offering, Sacrifice

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