Ephesians 5 sketch

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Ephesians 5 Sketch 5:1,2 Be like you father, sacrificially care for others. 5:3-6 NOT selfishly and foolishly snatching (implies the absence of God, idolatry). God will judge such sub-human living. 5:7-11 You were of darkness, but now you are of light So don’t blend with darkness, shine in distinction. 5:12-14 Wake up to receive light that you need in order to shine light in a troubled world. 5:14-17 Don’t get ‘wasted’ Get filled with life by God’s spirit in community celebrating revelation of who God is with gratitude. 5:18-21 The …

Ephesians 4 short points

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1-3 Paul is declaring that his own loyalty gives him the right to call out for loyalty: Unifying love is a manner worthy of our calling 4-6 1=body, Spirit, hope, Lord, faith, baptism, God 9,10 Up down and all around / Marking out the boundaries of his reign 11-16 How do we get to unifying love?Different people training us how to grow up 17-19 Why? So we don’t get fooled by confusing ideas Instead: love in Christ with each other How do we live? Differently because most people are profoundly …

Skimming Review of Ephesians so Far

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I frequently retrace the ideas we have covered so far. Because I go from idea to idea the words are not necessarily the same each time. This makes basic learning difficult, but intermediate learning much more successful. I would also like everyone planning to be in church on Sunday to have re-worked through Ephesians 1-3 and to have started working through Ephesians 4 for this Sunday. Shalom! Russell 1:1-14 We are blessed to be adopted as real children with real security and a real purpose. We are forgiven for living …