Gene Cunningham - June 9, 2003

Ephesians #30

Ephesians #30

Jesus Christ is the standard of walking. Ephesians chapters 4-6 concerns our walk. John wrote "so that you do not sin" (1Jo 2:1-6). The only thing that'll satisfy God as payment for sin if Jesus Christ death (1Jo 2:2). Four commands regarding the Spirit: (1) "Don't grieve the Holy Spirit" -- personal sin (Eph 4:30; (2) "Be filled by the Spirit" (Eph 5:18, Col 3:16); (3) "Do not quench the Holy Spirit" -- not doing what we are commanded (1Th 5:19); (4) "Walk by the Spirit" (Gal 5:16). "Be followers of God" -- imitate Christ ((Eph 5:1-2). Paul suggests imitating him (1Co 4:16) as he imitates Christ (1Co 11:1). "Walk in love as Christ has loved us" is the way to imitate God (Eph 5:2). We don't love because people are worthy, but like the Grace and Mercy of God, love the unworthy (Rom 5:8). "As an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma" (Eph 5:2). Walk by means of the Spirit (Gal 5:16), in good works (Eph 2:10), walk worthy (Eph 4:1), not as the unbelievers (Eph 4:17), in love (Eph 5:2), walk in light (1Jo 1:7, Eph 5:8); walk in wisdom (Eph 5:15), walk by Grace through faith (Col 2:6).

Scripture References: John 2:2, Ephesians 5:2, Ephesians 4:17, John 2:1-6, Ephesians 5:1-2, Ephesians 4:1, Colossians 2:6, Galatians 5:16, Ephesians 2:10, Ephesians 5:15, Colossians 3:16, Galatians 5:16, Ephesians 5:8, Ephesians 5:18, Ephesians 5:2, John 1:7, Ephesians 4:30, Romans 5:8, Ephesians 5:2

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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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