Gene Cunningham - June 9, 2003

Ephesians #22

Ephesians #22

In 2Co 5:1-9, the walk of faith includes: assurance, anticipation, aspiration to be pleasing. The Christian life is a pilgrimage (Eph 4:1). Two people walking together do so at the same pace (Amo 3:3). Life is dynamic; taking the broad way (not narrow), eventually you spiral downward like the prodigal son (Eph 4:17-19, Rom 1:18-26). We "don't walk as the Gentiles walk" (Eph 4:17). Rom 12:2 -- we are commanded not to be conformed to the world. Our soul is designed to run on truth, but can become a spiritual vacuum "futility of their mind" (Eph 4:17). Our "understanding darkened" starts with letting emotions rule (Eph 4:18, Joh 3:19). "Alienated from the life of God" equates a believers state to an unbeliever's -- the abundant life is missing -- simply not wanting the light; this is illustrated in Rom 1:18-26. The soul of a believer can become seared - "past feeling" (Eph 4:19). Following doctrines of demons because their conscience is seared (1Ti 4:2). When you choose the road, you choose where it leads.

Scripture References: Romans 1:18-26, Ephesians 4:17-19, John 3:19, Amos 3:3, Ephesians 4:18, Ephesians 4:1, Ephesians 4:17, Romans 12:2, Ephesians 4:17, Ephesians 4:19, Romans 1:18-26

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More than any book Ephesians reveals the blessings from God based on our relationship with Jesus Christ by grace through faith. Eph 1:3 is the a key verse. Other key verses by chapter include Eph 2:8 Eph 3:19 Eph 4:1 Eph 5:18 and Eph 6:10-11.

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