Thoughts From Ephesians-thought # 35-How To Live Out Your New Identity (Eph. 4:25-32) -Replace Stealing With Working and Giving

Stealing violates the eighth commandment. Also, historians tell us that steeling  rampant and typical in the  1st  century in Asia Minor. Paul informs the Ephesian Christians that  since they “in Christ,” they  must not be involved any longer in this sin, no matter how common it was. The Word of God  never tells us to […]

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Thoughts From Ephesians-thought # 34-How To Live Out Your New Identity (Eph. 4:25-32) -Replace Unrighteous Anger with Righteous Anger

This text is an echo of Psalm 4:4. The  Word of God allows a certain type of anger; which one might call righteous indignation. Righteous anger can be defined “holy anger against sin.” Christians must feel anger. We should hate sin like  God does. David wrote, “Hot  indignation seizes me because of the wicked, who […]

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Thoughts From Ephesians-thought # 33-How To Live Out Your New Identity (Eph. 4:25-32) -Replace Lying With Truth Telling

In Zechariah 8:16, we read the  following, “Speak truth to one another.”  Why does Paul tell the  Ephesian Christians and us to do this?  It’s “Because you are members of one body.” (Eph. 4:25) Since we are united together, false and lying words hur the whole body of Christ.  Someone said, “Falsehood stifles unity; truth […]

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