What keeps a congregation from having an effective ministry? When Yahuwah calls and blesses us with privileges, it becomes our responsibility to be found worthy of that calling. It is our duty to walk out the commandments and instructions of our Heavenly Father, laying down the traditions that have been adopted by our forefathers so that we can step into our roles.

Ephesians Hebraically - Chapter 4

by Matthew Nolan | Ephesians Hebraically

Ephesians Hebraically – Chapter 4

Ephesians 4:1 Therefore I, a prisoner for the Master, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you were called—
Ephesians 4:2 With all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love;
Ephesians 4:3 Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

The true gospel’s formula is thus:

calling + privileges = great responsibility; to be found worthy of our calling!

Ephesians 4:4  There is one body and one Ruach, just as you also were called in one hope of your calling;
Ephesians 4:5  one Lord, one faith,
Ephesians 4:6 one immersion; one Elohim and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

In v.4 we find a very early creedal formula present. In it’s First Century context this is the formula to the One New Man; the Commonwealth of Israel calling.

There are strong echoes of Deuteronomy 6:4 here too, something not inconsistent with Paul’s other writings ( 1 Corinthians 8:4 there is none other Elohim but one., 1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one Elohim, and one mediator between Elohim and men, ben adam, Yahusha Messiah).

1 Corinthians 8:6 yet to us is one Elohim the Father, of whom are the all things, and we to Him; and one Master, Yahusha Messiah, through whom are the all things, and we through Him.

The ‘whom are all things’ – Gk. pas; in the LXX is used for El ‘Shaddai’ and the ‘tamid’ offering – the daily sacrifice in which all things were present and represented before all Israel and the priesthood!

Malachi 2:10  Have ye not all one father? Did not one Elohim create you? why have ye forsaken every man his brother, to profane the covenant of your fathers?

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Ephesians Hebraically – Chapter 4 • Part 1

What keeps a congregation from having an effective ministry? When Yahuwah calls and blesses us with privileges, it becomes our responsibility to be found worthy of that calling. It is our duty to walk out the commandments and instructions of our Heavenly Father, laying down the traditions that have been adopted by our forefathers so that we can step into our roles.

Ephesians Hebraically – Chapter 6

Are you prepared for spiritual warfare? Paul admonishes us to put on the armor of Yahuwah so that we might stand up to the principalities, fallen elohim from the divine council that became the gods of the nations and adversaries against man. When believers don this armor, we are truly able to stand against the wiles of these gods.

Ephesians Hebraically – Chapter 4 • Part 2

Did we miss something? We backtrack to finish chapter 4, Paul continues to instruct from the Tanakh to teach the Ephesians that incorporation into the Commonwealth of Israel brings with it an expectation of obedience to Yahuwah’s Torah and setting aside of non biblical pagan customs. If Israel’s chief undoing was syncretism, we will not fare any different in an economy of grace.

Ephesians Hebraically – Intro

Who were the Ephesians? As we begin our study of the text, we examine the historical and cultural climates for Ephesus, as well as the nature of authorship and theme of the letter.Through spiritual maturity and an indwelling of the Ruach, we move from doctrine and reasoned argument, to doxology and prayer.

Ephesians Hebraically – Chapter 3

What is a “dispensation of grace”? Paul communicates a mystery to the congregation at Ephesus that still puzzles believers today. Being under grace is not being free from he commandments of Yahuwah. Grace and mercy have their foundations in Yahuwah’s Torah, not the New Testament.

Ephesians Hebraically – Chapter 5

Should believers allow culture to dictate our faith? Our desire for comfortability can impact the ability of the Holy Spirit to convict us and disregard Yahuwah’s instruction in favor of adopting moral relativity. We need to embrace foundational truths that cultivate a family life of mutual submission to Yah.

Ephesians Hebraically – Chapter 1

How does Paul view the 1st Century church at Ephesus? In the opening of his letter, Paul draws on connective language that harkens to the days of Israel’s past. The clarion call remains the same today, to leave behind pagan practice and come into holy covenant living.

Ephesians Hebraically – Chapter 2

What is the relationship of non-Jewish believers to the commonwealth of Israel? Paul writes expressly to all believers to let them know that the dividing wall has come down. The removal of the wall is the finished work of Yahusha and it is our jobs, as believers, to determine what the dividing wall is and what it is not.

Mystery of the Melchizedek – Intro

Are you ready to go deeper into your walk of faith? Many know Jesus Christ, but we want to introduce his True Name: Yahusha Ha Moshiach, the Melchizedek (King of Righteousness). Discover the priesthood that provided our redemption and is open to the circumcised of heart!

Mystery-Melchizedek

Mystery of the Melchizedek – Part 2

What is Torah? Everyone has heard of the Book of the Law, but most never hear of the Book of the Covenant. Covenants of promise (Ephesians 2:12) are distinct, traceable throughout Scripture, and they are available to us today.

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