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CORE VALUES - EDIFYING

Jun 3, 2018 by: Tom Hopewell| Series: BBC's Core Values

Edifying

“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.

NEXT STEPS:

Ephesians 4:29

◊    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.