Head of the Body

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on April 22, 2012
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Notes:

Ephesians 1:20-23 Jesus is the head; the church is the body. In the context, God is the one who fills all in all, so in the body of Christ is Godís fullness.

Ephesians 4:15 and 16; Colossians 1:18-20; 2:19


Ephesians 2:12-22
The saints, the faithful ones, make up the new temple with Jesus as the foundation, cornerstone. We make the dwelling place of God through the spirit.

Ephesians 5:22-33
The marriage provides another example for us of how Christ is in relationship to his church.

Matthew 28:20
I am with you always even to the end of the age.

John 14:3, 18, 23, 28
Jesus has come to each and every believer by way of the spirit.

2Corinthians 2:17; Colossians 1:27
We really have Christ living in us. When people are living with you, normally you are aware of their presence and govern or moderate you behavior accordingly.

Romans 8:9
The spirit of God and the spirit of Christ are the same spirit. Jesus always does the will of God, but he was given the responsibility and authority over the church. God does not micro manage.

Revelation 2:12, 7
Jesus speaks to his church through the spirit similar to what we see with Abraham and Moses in the Old Testament. The pattern is followed in each of the seven churches.

Acts 9:4-6
Jesus spoke with Paul

9:10-19
Jesus spoke with Ananias

John 15:1-ff
Jesus is the vine we are connected to, and God is the vinedresser.

Ephesians 3:21
We are never to lose perspective that God is to be glorified through Jesus Christ forever and ever.



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