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Maturity in Christ

Ephesians 4:1 NIV
As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.
Ephesians 4:
Ephesians 4:2 NIV
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
Ephesians 4:3 NIV
Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
Ephesians 4:4 NIV
There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called;
Ephesians 4:5 NIV
one Lord, one faith, one baptism;
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Ephesians 4:6 NIV
one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
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Ephesians 4:7 NIV
But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.
Ephesians 4:8 NIV
This is why it says: “When he ascended on high, he took many captives and gave gifts to his people.”
Ephesians 4:9 NIV
(What does “he ascended” mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions?
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Ephesians 4:10 NIV
He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.)
Ephesians 4:11 NIV
So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers,
Ephesians 4:12 NIV
to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up
Ephesians 4:13 NIV
until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
Ephesians 4:14 NIV
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.
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.
Ephesians 4:16 NIV
From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.
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