Ephesians is a broad book, covering many topics, and so will speak to a broad section of people.
- Apollos knew Christ and His ways, but not as completely as he needed.
- For those in this situation, the need is instruction.
- Application: what questions do I have that can be answered?
- Getting more instruction propels us outward on the mission.
- The disciples were being as faithful as they knew how but did not know Jesus.
- For those in this situation, the need is revelation.
- People need to hear the Word of the Lord, especially in times of persecution and hardship.
- Application: if “that person” came to you in need, what would be your message?
- Getting revelation allows us to walk in the power of the Spirit.
- At best, these are people living through someone else’s faith.
- At worst, these are parasites living off someone else’s faith.
- For those in this situation, the need is repentance.
- Getting repentance brings clarity to the source of power and wisdom.