Ephesians 4

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We are told to walk worthy of our calling to practice the truth that we are one body with all other believers. Each believer has the same faith and the same hope as all other believers. We should practice this truth, while keeping the unity of the Spirit, with humility and meekness, and forbearing with one another in love. This unity is not agreement with each other — we should agree with the Holy Spirit.
Unity of the Spirit is the oneness of the members of the body of Christ, which the Holy Spirit has established. It takes grace and diligence and obedience to the Word of God to practice this unity on the earth. We should obey the one Lord and walk in agreement with the one Spirit.
The Holy Spirit has given spiritual gifts to believers to teach and encourage the body of Christ so we can be spiritually strong Christians.
In verses 17-32, we are encouraged to have a pure life and to be angry at sin. If we are angry at sin, it will help to keep us from doing sin. If we begin to think that a certain sin is not so bad, we will start to do that sin. But do not be angry at other people. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake has forgiven you.
1. What is the name of the bond by which we endeavor to keep the unity of the Spirit? __________   Ephesians 4:___
2. What two points go together with one hope? __________   Ephesians 4:___
3. What is given to us according to the measure of the gift of Christ? __________   Ephesians 4:___
4. In order to grow up into Him who is the head of the body, we should always speak __________ in __________.   Ephesians 4:___
5. We have strong encouragement to be kind, tenderhearted and forgiving towards others when we keep in mind that God, for Christ’s sake, has __________ us.   Ephesians 4:___