“to equip the saints for the work of the ministry, for building upthe body of Christ,”
Word Study: ‘oikodomen’ - Compound word
Oikos = “a house”
Doma= “to build”
Definition: “to BUILD UP”
I. Purpose of Edifying:
Unity of the Body to the Glory of God!
Ephesians 4:12 – “to equip the saints for the work of the ministry, for the building up the body of Christ.”
II. Process of Edifying:
A. Pursue peace for mutual upbuilding. 4:3
B. Please others for their good. 15:2
III. Point of Edifying 4:29
Center our thinking, our conversations, our lives on Jesus Christ!
IV. Product of Edifying:
Harmony in unity! Eph. 4:13
V. Personal testimonies of Edifying.
◊ Speak truth in love.
◊ No corrupting talk.
◊ Building up as fits the occasion.
◊ Give grace to those who hear.
The Lord’s Table is …
intensely personal and edifyingly corporate.