Arlington Woods Church
The Church: Who It Is and Why It Matters - Week 4: Living a Life That is Worthwhile
Pastor Mike
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  • Arlington Woods Church
    225 McClellan Rd, Nepean, ON K2H 8N5, Canada
    Sunday 10:00 AM
“As a prisoner for the Lord, then, 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.There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called;

one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” Ephesians 4:1-6 NIV
We are Called to Four Things

1. The call to ________ worthy.

“As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Ephesians 4:1 NIV
What Has God Done For Me and In Him

1:4 – “God Chose us for Himself before the world was even created.”

1:7 – “He sent His only son to die and thereby atone for my sins.”

1:13 – “He sealed me with His Holy Spirit forever.”

2:4 – “He made me alive spiritually.”

2:8,9 – “Graciously gave me faith to believe.”

2:10 – “Gave me a purpose.”

“Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in the one Spirit,[a] striving together as one for the faith of the gospel.” Philippians 1:27 NIV
2. The call to a worthy ___________. .

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” Ephesians 4:2 NIV
4 parts to attitude

a. _______________ –

“Rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant,being made in human likeness.And being found in appearance as a man,he humbled himselfby becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross! Philippians 2:7,8 NIV

“Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst.” 1 Timothy 1:15 NIV

“When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!” Luke 5:8 NIV

“Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector.

I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’“But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’

“I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” Luke 18:10-14 NIV

b._________.

c. _________.

d. __________.

“Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8

“Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.” Proverbs 10:12

“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32
3. The Call to __________.

“Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” Ephesians 4:3 NIV
4. The ___________ for Unity

“There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” Ephesians 4:4-6 NIV

There is One body. One Spirit. One Hope, One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism, One Father.
Question to Ponder: “What are you going to be known for?”