2Cor 4:10 always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. CHAPTER 4. The remote end, Ephesians 4:13, is placed before the more immediate one, as in Ephesians 4:12. 15 Rather , y speaking the truth in love , we are to z grow up in every way into him who is a the head , into Christ , 4:6; Jude 1:11) and 3 times in the Septuagint (LXX) (Pr 14:8, Jer 23:17, Ezek 33:10), Matthew 27:64 "Therefore, give orders for the grave to be made secure until the third day, lest the disciples come and steal Him away and say to the people, 'He has risen from the dead,' and the last deception will be worse than the first.". Christ’s people). I sometimes use the expression that I am primarily a pediatrician, not an obstetrician. I had been able to get something. For it is written, "He is the one who catches the wise in their craftiness"; 2Corinthians 4:2 but we have renounced the things hidden because of shame, not walking in craftiness or adulterating the word of God, but by the manifestation of truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. And they were speaking about how much more they were getting out of the messages now that they had been in the Chapel four years. Aristotle uses plane for mistakes in investigation...Plane used in the active sense of deceit is late and rare (secular Greek). It provides a theological rationale for the behavior that is required of the church. I was obtaining some things, but I was not obtaining what I would obtain now when I listen to the exposition of the Scriptures. John Darby’s Synopsis; The Geneva Study Bible; John Gill’s Exposition of the Bible; … Eerdmans). AS A RESULT, WE ARE NO LONGER TO BE CHILDREN: hina meketi omen (1PPAS) nepioi: As a result (2443) (hina) defines the purpose of attaining to the Christlikeness. Proverbs 14:8 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way, But the folly of fools is deceit. Ephesians 4:14. It was the capital of pro-consular Asia, being about a mile from the sea coast, and was the great religious, commercial and political center of Asia. Someone who has grown, on the other hand, is someone who is stable, who will not be swept aside by persecutions, trials, deceitful teachings, and false doctrines. The man is grown up strong and healthy, and has attained such a measure or height as qualifies him for the most respectable place in the ranks of his country. 16 From him the … (McGee, J V: Thru the Bible Commentary: Thomas Nelson). The passive (meaning) "illusion" in seeing and sense perception generally, the vacillation of knowledge found even in wise men, the error which is to be explained by overestimation of a hedone (pleasure) -- all these things can be denoted plane. Galatians. The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Ephesians Commentary by A. R. FAUSSET CHAPTER 4 Eph 4:1-32. See note. Ephesians 4:14, KJV : "That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;" His wiles and methods are usually attractive, always deceptive, and often ensnaring. Are the gifted men, especially the pastor-teachers, who are given by Christ to set the correct course, fulfilling their purpose? Volumina Rhetorica, VIII, 33) can be called an “error.”, In the NT, plane is used only in the figurative sense to describe straying or wandering from the path of truth. Sometimes it took them so long to choose a flavor, and when we got in the car and they saw what the others had chosen they changed their minds. This 4-week Narrative Lectionary preaching series on Ephesians does not actually include what are probably the letter’s best-known verses, though one imagines it might not be difficult to find at least one occasion during a month of sermons to cite them! The "deceiver" uses specific, subtle, stealthy plans to target each individual, his goal being to defeat, discourage and dishearten. Matthew 5:48; below, Ephesians 4:24; Colossians 3:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; 1 Peter 1:15-16; 1 John 3:3; 1 John 3:6; 1 John 3:9), and, in the life eternal, in attainment (cp. Commentaries; Dictionaries; Strongs; People; Ephesians 4:14-22 Unity in the Body of Christ. New International Dictionary of NT Theology. Growing in Christ (Ephesians 4 v 1-16) 8. are deceptions fabricated by the craftiness of deep doctrinal gamblers, whom, if we are, , we will promptly reject. Ephesians 4:14-15: Our Sheet Anchor; Ephesians 4:10: Descending and Ascending; Ephesians 4:22-24: Making A Fresh Start; HEINRICH A W MEYER - Critical and Exegetical Commentary. Thirty-one choices! (Ephesians 4:7-12 The Work of the Ministry - I). I feel that I am called to be the pediatrician—that is, to give the saints the Word of God so they can grow. It has its systems and its logic. As Kingfishers Catch Fire. These "winds" are like the wind coming off the sea - always blowing, sometimes gently, sometimes with devastating force, but always "blowing" through the body of Christ. It is a deliberate planning or system. BY CRAFTINESS IN DECEITFUL SCHEMING: en panourgia pros ten methodeian tes planes: By craftiness in deceitful scheming - This Greek phrase is somewhat difficult to translate clearly into English but in simple terms I have paraphrased it as... "cunning methods which deceive, delude and lead astray (from the truth)". NIDNTT has the following note regarding its classic use - Its first appearance is in Aeschylus; and from then on in secular Greek its connotation is most commonly pejorative, an unprincipled “capable of doing anything” (e.g. MacDonald - Most serious of all is the danger of deception. ch. Paul doesn’t specify a specific heresy but does seem to want them to be identified with Christ and one in a sense of purpose. 1. The life of men who strive after various things (Critias Fr., 15 [Diels7, II, 381, 20]), indeed, the action of many men (Philodem. Behind the evil men and women who seek to expound false teaching, there is also a supernatural evil power who seeks to deceive unwary saints with his "devilish" cunning. Keep a firm grip on the truth. Ephesians 4 Resources - Multiple Sermons and Commentaries; Ephesians 4:14-16 Vital Signs of a Healthy Body - Steven Cole; Ephesians 4:13-16 - Wayne Barber; Ephesians 4:11-16 Building the Body of Christ, Part 2 - John MacArthur; SPEAKING IN LOVE. Comment: Here plane describes a behavior which deviates seriously from that which is morally correct and in context refers to a "perversion". The negative meaning of methodeia implies the use of clever methods or strategies to attain the desired end. Always pause to ponder terms of purpose or result. Clothed with new life (Ephesians 4 v 17 – 5 v 17) 9. He can easily be tricked and deceived. Ephesians 2. United in Christ (Ephesians 2 v 11-22) 6. 1 Thessalonians 2:3 For our exhortation does not come from error or impurity or by way of deceit; 2 Thessalonians 2:11 And for this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they might believe what is false, James 5:20 let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death, and will cover a multitude of sins. Ephesians 4:14-16 New International Version << Ephesians 3 | Ephesians 4 | Ephesians 5 >> 14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. McGee - Notice that Paul does some mixing of metaphors here. Let me give you an illustration. 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The program was unique--never during the two-week training did the tellers even look at a counterfeit bill, not did they listen to any lectures concerning the characteristics of counterfeit bills....All they did for two weeks was handle authentic currency, hour after hour and day after day, until they were so familiar with the true that they could not possibly be fooled by the false. … Ephesians 4:14-16. Given God’s message (Ephesians 3) 7. (See notes Hebrews 5:12; 5:13; 5:14), (Comment: A maturing Christian must be a Biblically saturated Christian. Paul is referring to the spiritual immaturity of a child as opposed to the relative perfection of a man of full stature in Christ. The next verse, Ephesians 4:15, tells us that one way we grow up in the Lord is by speaking the truth in love. Some Christians are quite content to remain "babes" in Christ and never cut their eye-teeth ( Hebrews 5:11-14 ), … In chapters 4-6, he outlines the responsibilities associated with that status. (14) Which is the earnest of our inheritance. 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, … Jude 1:11 Woe to them! Love is an often repeated verb … 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, Unity in the Body. Such is the confusing effect of false doctrine. Jude 1:12 These men (who seek to turn the grace of God into licentiousness) are those who are hidden reefs in your love feasts when they feast with you without fear, caring for themselves; clouds without water, carried along (Note: Textus Receptus has periphero but other manuscripts have paraphero) by winds; autumn trees without fruit, doubly dead, uprooted, Comment: The mists, like the false teachers, seem to promise refreshment but in reality do no good. When her friend asked why, the woman replied, "I'm curious. 14 But solid food (strong, sure, firm, immovable "food" - Sermons are good, but they are not to be compared with personal Spirit illuminated Bible study as soul food) is for the mature, who because of practice (habit) have their senses ( implies a sort of spiritual intuition by which the sensitive Christian can, more or less, automatically discern whether something is right or wrong) trained (gymnazo - exercised) to discern good and evil. Philippians. (Ep 6:11-note). 11 For we who live are constantly being delivered over to death for Jesus' sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. Eadie has this comment on didaskalia noting that " The article (tes) before didaskalia gives definitive prominence to “the teaching,” which, as a high function respected and implicitly obeyed, was very capable of seducing, since whatever false phases it assumed, it might find and secure followers. Now that is characteristic of new believers. You Are Heard. Ephesians 4 Commentary; MONERGISM - Mp3's with number of sermons in parenthesis. The English word scheming means given to making plots; shrewdly devious and intriguing. And in the course of the messages which were given on a Wednesday night, there was a couple that came in here who had not had a whole lot of Bible teaching just before that, became very involved in the Chapel, very involved in the Chapel at this moment, and as a matter of fact are here tonight. The theological foundation for the church is founded in God and His mission. This training in discernment is vital). He can fight these off because he knows, understands, is convicted, … 1986. It describes one of unstable opinion who fluctuates or frequently changes the way he or she thinks or believes depending on the latest fad teaching. The Apostle Paul first tells the people of God what God has designed to do in their lives (4:11-13). Clarke's Ephesians 4:14 Bible Commentary Be no more children - Children, here, are opposed to the perfect man in the preceding verse; and the state of both is well explained by the apostle's allusions. When my children were small, we paid many family visits to 31 Flavors ice cream stores. When they are listening to the minister of the word of God, their attention span is often very short. (Amplified Bible - Lockman). Plane describes a wanderer, as a star or planet that appears not to stay on course. NKJV: that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, NLT: Then we will no longer be like children, forever changing our minds about what we believe because someone has told us something different or because someone has cleverly lied to us and made the lie sound like the truth. Ephesians 4:14 As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; (NASB: Lockman). Wind (417) (anemos) literally refers to wind but here is a figurative description of doctrinal instability. Comment: Craftiness in this context is that which beguiles [leads astray by underhandedness and stresses the use of charm and persuasion in deceiving] or leads astray from the truth. He knows what the vital signs of a healthy body should be and he compares your vital … Someone who practiced panourgia would be willing to do anything to achieve his goals. Eerdmans, Isaiah 28:9; Matthew 18:3,4; 1 Cor 3:1,2; 14:20; Hebrews 5:12 13, 14, Acts 20:30,31; Romans 16:17,18; 2Corinthians 11:3,4; Galatians 1:6,7; 3:1; Colossians 2:4, 5, 6, 7, 8; 2Thessalonians 2:2, 3, 4, 5; 1Ti 3:6; 4:6,7; 2Ti 1:15; 2:17,18; 3:6, 7, 8, 9,13; 4:3; Heb 13:9; 2Pe 2:1, 2, 3; 1Jn 2:19,26; 4:1, Matthew 11:7; 1Corinthians 12:2; James 1:6; 3:4, Matthew 24:11,24; 2Corinthians 2:17; 4:2; 11:13, 14,15; 2Thessalonians 2:9,10; 2Peter 2:18; Revelation 13:11, 12, 13, 14; 19:20. Joshua 9:4 they also acted craftily and set out as envoys, and took worn-out sacks on their donkeys, and wineskins, worn-out and torn and mended. 5 Day Study On Spiritual Growth. Ephesians 4 – Living to God’s Glory A. It was all very thrilling to me. In the NT it takes on a negative meaning and conveys the ideas of trickery involving cunning, cleverness, craftiness or treachery. If they had studied the Bible for themselves, they would be able to see through his deceitful juggling of words. 13 For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness (they don't know how to practice the Biblical truths calling for and enabling righteous living), for he is a babe (nepios). Translate, according to the Greek order, "I beseech you, … Paul chided believers in the church at Corinth for their spiritual immaturity writing... And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to babes in Christ. This is the way the immature believer is: fickle — unstable — gullible — easily influenced by the latest book or preacher or fad — vulnerable to the wolves, of which there are plenty. Satan is orderly and logical in his steps employed against you to achieve his nefarious purposes. And so they are deceived by them. Ephesians Commentary Purpose and Themes. The Epistle of St Paul to the Ephesians). Choose a verse from 'Ephesians 4' to begin your 'Verse-by-Verse' study of God's Word using the more than 100 commentaries available on StudyLight.org There is one NT use of kludonizomai and one use in the Septuagint (LXX)... Isaiah 57:20 But the wicked are like the tossing sea (kludonizomai ), for it cannot be quiet, And its waters toss up refuse and mud. They offer the content of the letter in miniature: For by grace you have … Continue reading "Commentary on Ephesians 1:1-14" But now they are carried about by his wind of doctrine and led by unprincipled cunning into a form of systematized error. This is an apt description of the many cultists, religious racketeers, charlatans, false prophets and teachers, and manipulative religious leaders who abound in our day. Ephesians 4:15 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Ephesians 4:15, NIV: "Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ." Paul And The Body. Paul prays that God will give the Ephesian Christians a spirit of wisdom and revelation. Even as a divine attribute (in Euripides, Artemis applies it to Aphrodite) the connotation is negative. EPHESIANS 4:1-3. Ephesians 4:14-18 New International Version (NIV). I can remember when I first started to hear the ministry of the word of God, if I could go out with a few ideas, well I thought I had accomplished something. Raised with Christ (Ephesians 2 v 1-10) 5. Be alert! I wouldn’t allow him up there; he would crash. I did it with all of my children...Christians are easily deceived. And then some who are just a little above them, who don’t have any real deep comprehension of doctrine, but who have some really wild ideas. Ephesians 4 Resources. 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