Gene Cunningham - June 9, 2003

Ephesians #25

Ephesians #25

Old covenant practices cannot be imposed on the new (Mat 9:14-17). There's a radical difference between the body of Christ and "gentiles" (Eph 4:17-19): "futility of the mind", vacuum of soul, ignorance, licentiousness, and frantic search for happiness. We are in the school of Christ since understanding the gospel (Eph 4:20, Eph 1:13). The topic is the teacher; Christ is the teacher (Eph 4:21, Joh 14:6). School membership is exclusive (Mat 23:8). The instructor's teachings are absolutely authoritative (Joh 6:45, Joh 8:28). We have a personal mentor - the Holy Spirit (Joh 15:26, Joh 16:13-14, 1Jo 2:27). We have to give the Mentor permission (Col 3:16).

Scripture References: John 8:28, Ephesians 4:17-19, John 6:45, Matthew 9:14-17, Matthew 23:8, Colossians 3:16, John 14:6, John 2:27, Ephesians 4:21, John 16:13-14, Ephesians 1:13, John 15:26, Ephesians 4:20

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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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