Live a Life (Walk) Worthy Of
the Calling You Have Received
For Me living is Christ & Dying is great benefit
Yours O Lord is the greatness and the power and the Glory And the majesty and the splendour for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O Lord, is the Kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honour come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all.
Now our God, we give you thanks, and praise your Glorious Name.
1 Chronicles 29:10-13
His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness. Through these He has given us His very great and precious promises, so that through them we may participate in the divine Nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
2 Peter 1:3-4
I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, Plans not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future
Our abundant overflowing riches in Christ according to Ephesians 1-3
Our responsibility now made so rich by Christ according to Ephesians 4-6
Our abundant overflowing riches in Christ according to Ephesians 1-3
Key Words – “In Christ – In Him In – In Christ Jesus”
1: Blessed with every spiritual blessing in Christ in heavenly places. Ephesians 1:3
2: Chosen in Him before the creation
of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight
3: In love predestined us to be adopted as
His sons through Jesus Christ
4: In Him we have the redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins Ephesians 1:7
5: He lavished on us wisdom and understanding making known to us the mystery of His will according to His good pleasure, which He purposed in Christ. Ephesians 1:8-9
6: In Him we were
made heirs and given an inheritance .
.Ephesians 1:8-9 & 3:6
7: Marked with a Seal, the promised Holy
Spirit as a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance.
8: We are God’s possession .
9: Given incomparable
great power .
10: Greatly loved
from the riches of His mercy .
11: Made alive with Christ, even when dead in transgressions. Ephesians 2:5
12: Saved by Grace .
.Ephesians 2:5 & 8-9
13: Raised up with Christ and seated us with Him in heavenly places .
14: Shown incomparable riches
of His grace, expressed to us in kindness in Christ Jesus .
15: We are God’s workmanship,
created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which are-prepared in advance
for us to do .
16: Now in
Christ Jesus, you who were once far away having
been brought near, through the blood of Christ .
17: He is our peace, destroying
the barrier, and the dividing wall of hostility, creating one new man out
of two, thus .
18: Reconciled both Jew and
gentile to God through the cross putting their hostility to death .
19: Given access to the Father
by one Spirit .
20: Fellow citizens with God’s
people and members of God’s household .
21: Built together to become
a dwelling, by which God lives by His Spirit .
22: Sharers together in the promise,
in Christ Jesus .
23: Manifold Wisdom of God in the mystery now revealed. Ephesians 3:8-10
24: Approach God through faith
with freedom and confidence .
25: Strengthened with His power
through the Holy Spirit in your inner being that Christ may dwell in your
27: Given Fullness of God .
In accordance with His pleasure and will to the praise of His glorious grace freely given to us in the one He loves. In accordance with the riches of God’s grace that He lavished on us according to the plan of Him who works all things in conformity with His purpose and will. That we might be for the Praise of His glory
We are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Having confidence in this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Jesus said the following “A time is coming and now has come when true worshippers will worship the father in Spirit and Truth, for they are the kind of worshippers The Father seeks.”
“I have come that you may have life and have life to the full.”
“If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. He who does not love me will not obey my teaching.”
See also John 15:9-17
God’s objective for us is to be like His Son Jesus Christ
and to serve God and to produce His Work and to be restored in our relationship
and service to Him, just as
God has a specific plan for each of us. He has tailor made the blessing and suffering to suit us and to cause us to grow spiritually and so to enable us to rule and reign with Jesus Christ throughout all eternity.
As a prisoner of the Lord, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit, through the bond of peace.
Be imitators of God, therefore as dearly loved children and live a life of Love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us, as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
How much will the blood of Christ, who through the Eternal Spirit offered Himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God?
Our responsibility now made so rich by Christ, according to Ephesians 4-6
Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace
God’s Purpose and gifts for us now we belong in the body of Jesus Christ
It was He who gave some to be evangelists, pastors-teachers to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up, until we all reach the unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the son of God and become mature attaining to the full measure of the fullness of Christ (Apostles and prophets were temporary gifts now ceased)
Regarding your former way of life put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires.
Be made new in the attitude of your minds and put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness (spiritual life).
Put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbour, for we are all members of one body.
In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, do not give the devil a foothold.
They who have been stealing, must steal no longer, but must work doing something useful with his own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
Get rid of all bitterness, rage, and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.
Become kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ, God forgave you.
Be imitators of God therefore, as dearly beloved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
Among you there must be not even a hint of sexual immorality, or any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. Nor should there be obesity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.
Live as children of light in all consisting of the fruit of goodness, righteousness and truth and find out what pleases the Lord.
Have nothing to do with fruitless deeds of darkness, but expose them.
Be very careful then how you live, not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
Do not be foolish, but understand what the Lords will is.
Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery (sexual immorality). Instead be filled with the Holy Spirit.
Live by the Spirit and you will not gratify the desires of the sin nature.
Since we live by the Spirit, Let us keep in step with the Spirit.
If we confess our sins (to God the father), He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse (purify) us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 1:9
Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your hearts to the Lord, giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
Wives submit to your husbands as to the Lord in everything.
Husbands love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up as a substitute for her.
Children obey your parents in the Lord for this is right. Honour your father and mother, which is the first commandment with a promise.
Fathers do not exasperate your children: instead bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
Workers obey your boss with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ. Obey them, not only to win their favour, when their eye is on you, but like workers of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart. Serve wholeheartedly as if serving the Lord, not men.
Bosses treat your workers in the same way. Do not threaten them.
Be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.
Put on the full armour of God so tat you can take your stand against the Devil’s schemes.
Put on the full armour of God, so that when the evil day comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything to stand
Stand firm then with the belt of truth buckled around your waist.
Stand firm then with the breastplate of righteousness in place.
Stand firm then with feet fitted with readiness that comes from the gospel of peace
Stand firm then with the shield of faith, which can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
Stand firm then with the helmet of salvation.
Stand firm then with the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.
Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kind of prayers and requests
Be alert always praying for all the saints”
Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.”
Other passages worthy to consider
· The creator and image of the invisible God – Colossians 1:15-20
· The saviour and our example – Philippians 2:5-11
· The vine and the branches – John 15:1-8
· To love is to obey and greater love – John 15:9-17
· The world hates believers\the Holy Spirit’s counsel– John 15:18-27
· Dead to sin and alive in Christ – Romans 6:1-14
· Struggling with sin – Romans 7:7-25
· Life through the Spirit – Romans 8:18
· Dealing with sin – 1 John 1:5-2:2 & Psalm 32:1-7
· Further Christian living – Colossians 3
· Future glory – Romans 8:18-27
· More than conquerors – Romans 8:28-39
· Living sacrifices – Romans 12:1-8
· Love standards – Romans 12:9-21
· Submission to authorities – Romans 13:1-7
· The weak and strong – Romans 14
· Whose foundation are you building on - Rewards and loss 1 Corinthians 3
· Disobedient do not inherit and loss of inheritance – Ephesians 5:5-7
· The resurrection our future glory – 1 Corinthians 15:12-58
· Pressing on towards the goal – Philippians 3:12-21
Two Of God’s Many Eternal Promises
“I will wipe every tear from your eyes. There will be no more death, no more mourning no more crying or pain. The old order of things has all Passed Away”
To Him who is able to keep you from falling and present you faultless before His glorious presence, with Exceeding Joy.