Walk Worthily – A Growing Church is Full of Changed Lives Part 2

Ephesians 4:20-24

By Rodney Holloman , June 05, 2022

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Walk Worthily – A Growing Church is Full of Changed Lives Part 2

Ephesians 4:20-22

“Owner’s Manual for the Church” – Bryan Chappell

1. Your Relationship to Jesus is Different

“When you become a Christian, you do not merely learn about the teaching of Jesus; you develop a relationship with Him.” - Merida

Subject Teacher Atmosphere

2. Your Relationship to Sin and Holy Living is Different

Put off the Old Self

Be Renewed in our Minds

Put on the New Man

Colossians 3:8–10 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. 9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; 10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:

Romans 12:1–2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

1. Don’t Live Like Lost People (Pagans)

“There must be the complete abandonment of the old way of living”

Hardness of Heart

Darkness of Heart


Recklessness — unrestrained abandonment to sin.*

2. How Can We Not Live Like Lost People?

We are to think differently

We are to respond to the truth differently

We are to act differently from the pagan culture.

The Law is Critical

Evangelism is Imperative

Life Change is Possible

  • Attributed to John Stott's work on Ephesians

“Spiritual gift.” It is a God-given ability or skill that enables a believer to perform a specific function in the body of Christ with effectiveness and ease.

  1. Leaders are to Equip the Saints
  2. The Saints are to Do the Work of the Ministry



Building Up

How Should a Church Grow?

Attacks spiritual infantilism

Selfish Individualism is a mark of Immaturity.

1. Maturing Christlikeness

Rooted in the Scripture

Growing in the Knowledge of Jesus Christ

Demonstrating Spiritual Maturity

Making Much of Jesus

Schaeffer – “There are no little people in the kingdom of God and there are no little jobs”

2. Doctrinal Stability

3. "Truthing” in Love

Loving People enough to tell the Truth

Loving the Truth enough to tell it

4. Healthy Service