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Therefore Be Imitators Of God As Dear Children Ephesians 5:1 Paul Describes Christians As Dear Children. He Urges Them To Imitate Their Father. When One.

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2 Therefore Be Imitators Of God As Dear Children Ephesians 5:1 Paul Describes Christians As Dear Children. He Urges Them To Imitate Their Father. When One Becomes A Christian There Must Be A Change In Their Life. From Text (vv. 2-14), Christians Can Learn How To Be Imitators Of God Paul Describes Christians As Dear Children. He Urges Them To Imitate Their Father. When One Becomes A Christian There Must Be A Change In Their Life. From Text (vv. 2-14), Christians Can Learn How To Be Imitators Of God

3 Imitate God: By Walking In Love Ephesians 5:2 Walk Constitutes the Manner of Ones Life (2 John 4-6) Our Standard For Love Is Christ (John 13:34-35; Eph. 5:25) Esteem Others Better Than Ourselves (Phil. 2:3-8; Rom. 13:8-10) Ephesians 5:2 Walk Constitutes the Manner of Ones Life (2 John 4-6) Our Standard For Love Is Christ (John 13:34-35; Eph. 5:25) Esteem Others Better Than Ourselves (Phil. 2:3-8; Rom. 13:8-10)

4 Imitate God: By Rejecting Impurities Ephesians 5:3-5 Impurities Should Not Be Named Among Christians (v. 3) Must Realize There Are Things That Are Not Fitting; Unbecoming (vv. 3-4; Rom. 1:28-31) Impurities Cause One To Forfeit His Inheritance (v. 5; Rom. 1:32)

5 Imitate God: By Guarding Against False Teachers Ephesians 5:6-7 Several N.T. Warnings (Matt. 7:15-16; 2 Pet. 2:1-2; 1 John 4:1) The Only Remedy For False Teaching Is The Truth (John 8:32; 17:17; 2 John 9-11) Knowledge of Truth is a Safeguard to False Teaching (2 Pet. 3:16-18) Ephesians 5:6-7 Several N.T. Warnings (Matt. 7:15-16; 2 Pet. 2:1-2; 1 John 4:1) The Only Remedy For False Teaching Is The Truth (John 8:32; 17:17; 2 John 9-11) Knowledge of Truth is a Safeguard to False Teaching (2 Pet. 3:16-18)

6 Imitate God: By Walking As Children Of Light Ephesians 5:8-14 Find Out What Is Acceptable to the Lord (vv. 9-10) Have No Fellowship With & Expose The Works of Darkness (vv ) Put Off Old & Put On New (Eph. 4:17-32) Ephesians 5:8-14 Find Out What Is Acceptable to the Lord (vv. 9-10) Have No Fellowship With & Expose The Works of Darkness (vv ) Put Off Old & Put On New (Eph. 4:17-32)

7 Begin By Obeying Gospel He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches… (Rev. 2:7) …For if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins." (John 8:24) …Unless you repent you will all likewise perish. (Luke 13:3) …and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Rom. 10:10) "He who believes and is baptized will be saved…(Mark 16:16)


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