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Ephesians 5:1-6

My writing last Friday spilled on to what was designated to be our reading for Monday.  So I will go on to Tuesday’s reading, which is Ephesians 5:1-6.  Paul, in this reading, continues to warn the Ephesian believers against a lifestyle that is less than holy, true and good.  He gets after them, and us,…

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Ephesians 4:25-27

The faith that a person has in God truly impacts all of life.  They say that the devil is in the details.  Well, Paul gets into the details here.  He wants his readers to understand that when you are a Christian it is not simply a matter of trusting Jesus in your heart, even though…

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Ephesians 4:20-24

What does a person do with Jesus?  Well, the natural response to that question would be to trust Him to save you from your sins.  And that is absolutely correct. But is there more to it than that?  Our passage today seems to indicate that there is indeed more that a person does with Jesus…

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Ephesians 4:17-19

Let’s keep Paul’s flow of thought going here as we engage our passage today.  The Church is God’s statement of victory to the powers of evil.  Therefore let’s let the Church do what it is supposed to do, producing mature, Christ-like believers, relying on the giftedness that God has given to His people to do…

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Ephesians 4:13-16

Many people believe today that success in marriage is based on compatibility.  So we have eharmony.com and other sites that will match you up with someone with whom you are extremely compatible.  That way, when you get married, neither of you will have to change, being able, instead, to simply be who you are and…

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Ephesians 4:7-12

Jesus, who came down to us, who has redeemed us, and who has given us an eternal inheritance, has also given us grace, in the form of spiritual gifts.  He has given the Church gifted people, like Apostles, prophets, evangelists and Shepherd/teachers, for one main purpose.  We see it in v.12 – “to equip the…

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Ephesians 4:1-6

In our passage today Paul calls upon us to bear with each other’s differences for the sake of keeping the Church in a good, solid unity, since we are all part of God’s one, big, happy family of salvation!  Does that seem like a fair summary of verses 1-6?  Each believer is connected powerfully to…

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