Category: Thoughts From 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-Thought # 36-How To Live Out Your New Identity (Eph. 4:25-32) -Replace Corrupt Talk With Edifying Talk

In place of corrupt speech we  need edifying speech. We need  speech  that  builds up folks instead  of bringing folks down.  We  must  speak encouraging word that  give grace to  the hearers.  We must be people who are  encouragers  like Barnabas. Paul adds, “And don’t grieve God’s Holy Spirit” (v.30) The Spirit can be lied […]

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