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1 Marks of A True Christian (3) Ephesians 4:17-5:20 Live As Children of Light

2 Ephesians 4:17-5:20 Live As Children of Light

3 Darkness Versus Light

4 “So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking.” Ephesians 4:17

5 “Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children 2 and live a life of love” Ephesians 5:1

6 8” For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light.” Ephesians 5:8

7 The Choice Old Self New Self

8 Christians are light in a dark world.


10 Jared Fogel-Subway

11 Five Aspects Behavior 4:17-4:24 Language 4:25-4:29 Anger 5:3-5:7 Time Management 5:15-5:16 What’s Inside--Motivation 5:17-20

12 Reasoning Pattern Analysis of the passage: Statement Form Prohibition Positive Rationale Rationale Positive Prohibition

13 Behavior (1) Futility of Thinking Darkened in Understanding Separated From the Life of God Ignorance Due to Hard Hearts

14 Behavior (2) Lost all sensitivity Given themselves over to sensuality Indulge every kind of impurity Continual lust for more.

15 There is a difference between enjoying life and being given over to sensuality.

16 Language (1) Put off Falsehood Speak Truthfully

17 Language (2) No unwholesome talk Only what is helpful for building others up. –According to their needs –That it benefit those who listen.

18 Language (3) No obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking. Instead—thanksgiving. You can tell a Christian by the way he or she talks!

19 Anger In your anger—do not sin!

20 Don’t let the sun go down while you are angry.

21 Anger (1) In your anger—do not sin! Don’t let the sun go down while you are angry. Don’t give the devil a foothold.

22 Anger (2) “ Get Rid Of” Bitterness, rage, anger, brawling, slander, and malice. Be kind, compassionate and forgiving.

23 Time Be careful how you life –Not as unwise. –But as wise. Making the most of every opportunity –Because the days are evil.

24 Motivation Don’t be foolish. Understand what the Lord’s will is.

25 What’s Inside Do not get drunk on wine. Be filled with the Spirit.

26 What Comes Out Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord. –Always giving thanks for everything.

27 Summary Choose to live a new life in Christ.

28 Summary Make every area of your life subject to Christ. – Behavior – Language – Anger – Time – What’s Inside

29 If you have not been born again through baptism—Why not do so today?

30 Let this lesson motivate you to be more Christ-like.

31 If you need to recommit your life to Christ-please do so.


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