My Grandfathers Faith
Sermons by Lorin Frank Corliss
Folder: Holiness
Subject: How to walk
Message delivered: 9/23/23 U.I, 5/25/24.
Passage: Ephesians 4:1-15

 Eph 4:1 - 15  I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.) And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: "

"Walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called" Ephesians 4:1.

1. A man's walk is the real test of his calling.

1. If he walks in evil paths, his business is that of representing the devil.
2. If he walks in the path of righteousness, his walk is a living witness to the fact that he is of God- that he is called of God, sent of God, and actually doing God's work.
3. Vocation in the text means calling. The Christian life is a calling, and it consists of daily duties which must be attended to. We may neglect these duties, but we cannot do so without causing harm to come to the Masters cause.

2. How to walk:
  Christian people must be very careful how they walk.
    "See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise. Redeeming the time because the days are evil. " Ephesians 5:15-16.

   The text says that we must walk worthy of our calling. This means a great deal and there is only one way by which we can do this. We must travel on a way which is refered to by the prophet Isaiah.

"And a highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called the way of holiness" Isaiah 35:8

3. If you find it difficult to walk in the way, God lays out to you, and to be worthy of your vocation, I would say get on this highway, and you will be able to do so.

   The verse states that the unclean shall not pass over this way, hence you must be clean before you can travel on this highway of holiness.

   If you are not in this condition, let God have His way with you; He will make you fit for traveling on this highway, and when you get on this highway, you will be worthy of your calling, and your walk will be such as will win the approbation of God and man.