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Ephesians: 5:1-21 GET SOME EXERCISE, but be careful Be imitators of God v. 1 –Imitate—strive to copy God –like good children Walk in love (sacrificially)

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1 Ephesians: 5:1-21 GET SOME EXERCISE, but be careful Be imitators of God v. 1 –Imitate—strive to copy God –like good children Walk in love (sacrificially) v. 2 –Copy Christ— His Love was sacrificial—offering himself for you –Be a fragrant aroma to God Gen. 8:21; Exodus 29 Walk in the light v –Not like the sons of disobedience— immoral, impure, greedy, filthiness, silly talk, coarse jesting Having no inheritance in the kingdom –Don’t walk in or with darkness –Walk like copies of the light (which you are) –Sons of light— goodness, righteousness, truth, pleasing to the Lord, exposer of darkness

2 Arise—walk the life of Christ—in the light Rom. 13:11 Walk wisely and carefully v –Be wise –Use all your time wisely, the days are evil Gal. 6:10 –Don’t be foolish—understand the Lord’s will Romans 1: –Do not get drunk with wine, but be filled in the Spirit Be being kept filled—conscious continuation pleroo –Speak to one another in spiritual songs –Make melody in your heart to the Lord –Give thanks for all things—to God –Be subject to one another Give accountability over to other believers

3 EPH 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them. EPH 4:1 Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, entreat you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, EPH 4:17 ¶ So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind, EPH 5:2 and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma. EPH 5:8 for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light EPH 5:15 ¶ Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise,

4 Ephesians 5:22-33 Be subject to one another Being subject one to the other requires v. 21 –Being humble –Being humble requires being filled with the Spirit being filled with the Spirit requires –Relationship to God through Christ –Obedience to God’s commands –Love for God and others –Turning over one’s will over to God –Unity –Separation from the world –Light –Wisdom –Submission

5 Wives v –Subject Matter, cause it matters to God to your husband only ! –Submissive Manner—as to the Lord this is that imitation thing –Submissive Motive following a structure that is God given –Submissive Model Christ Jesus, as sacrificial Savior

6 Husbands v –Love your wife! –Model-sacrificial Like Christ loved the Church Giving up everything for her –Manner of Love Purifying love Caring love Unbreakable love Loving her like ones own body –Nourished and cherished –Motive Imitating Christ our example –Men—love your wives—like yourself –Women—Respect your husbands


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