Gene Cunningham - June 9, 2003

Ephesians #36

Ephesians #36

Walking worthy means walking in Love and light, exposing the darkness (Eph 5:8-14). "Walk circumspectly" means to "walk carefully in wisdom -- to live life God's way" (Eph 5:15-17). Redeeming the time mean living each moment in the light of eternity -- investing today to receive the profit in eternity (Eph 5:16). Illustration of filling by the Spirit in John 2:1-11: there was a conscious need and request (Joh 2:3), then a command (His word) and response of obedience (Joh 2:5-8), and a transformation (Joh 2:9-11). Religious leaders were not able to extinguish the light from Stephen (Acts 6:8-10). Filling related to church mission (Eph 1:22-23); filling related to individual believer characteristic (Eph 3:19-22); filling related to spiritual growth (Eph 4:19). "Filling" in Eph 5:18 refers to control, possession, quality, and filling a need. Our life will have 3 results: harmonious relations, a deep inner joy, and thankfulness.

Scripture References: Ephesians 3:19-22, Ephesians 5:16, Ephesians 1:22-23, Ephesians 5:15-17, Acts 6:8-10, Ephesians 5:8-14, John 2:9-11, John 2:5-8, Ephesians 5:18, John 2:3, Ephesians 4:19, John 2:1-11

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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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