Category: Ephesians

Thoughts From Ephesians-Thought # 38–Imitate God-Ephesians 5:1-17 Intro

Since  we are now “in Christ,” we must act like it. We  must imitate the  Lord Jesus. He is our great example.”imitate me, as I also imitate Christ” (1 Cor. 11:1; cf. 1 Cor. 4:16; Phil. 3:17; 1 Thess. 1:6; 2 Thess: 3;7-9). Paul tells congregations  to imitate other congregations  (1 Thess. 2:14). It is […]

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Thoughts From Ephesians-Thought # 37-How To Live Out Your New Identity (Eph. 4:25-32) -Replace Rage With Kindness and Forgiveness

We must put off resentful attitudes (bitterness), festering  anger and hostility (malice).We should be a people known for kindness and forgiveness since it has been shown to us by God. In Ephesians Paul gives one of the  most powerful verse on forgiveness:”God also forgave you in Christ” (Eph. 4:32)We must be a forgiving  people. We […]

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Thoughts From Ephesians # 27 A Healthy Church Is Marked By Spiritual Maturity Eph. 4:13-16

In this passage Paul mentions four traits of a spiritually mature person. Maturity Involves Christlikeness. (4:13) Our goal is to be like Jesus. We should long for the qualities Paul mentions in verses 2-3. We should long for spiritual maturity both individually and as a corporate body of Christ. Maturity Involves Doctrinal Stability (4:13-14)  We need to […]

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