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1 Meddling Ep.4:25-32

2 Put off (throw out) – Ep.4:17-24 World always tries to get back in Ep.4:25-32 implies standard (15, 21, 24)  Not only understand, but speak truth Therefore putting away… (22) – what? Old friends are still partying Bad habits, hard to break. 2 Pt.2

3 I. Lying, 25 (This is no lie) I. Lying, 25 (This is no lie)

4 The lie (intentional falsehood) Col.3:9; Jn.14:6 U.S. Résumé, sales, etc. “When telling a lie will be profitable, let it be told” – Darius (Hdt.) “A lie is better than a hurtful truth” – Menander

5 Some prefer lies Jn.3:19-20 Speak truth (24) Neighbor, Ac.5:3-4 Members of one another (body) from Truth frees from sin (Jn.8) to Error frees to sin from Truth frees from sin (Jn.8) to Error frees to sin

6 “Let not the eye lie to the foot, nor the foot to the eye. If there be a deep pit, and its mouth covered with reeds shall present to the eye the appearance of solid ground, will not the eye use the foot to ascertain whether it is hollow underneath, or whe- ther it is firm and resists? Will the foot tell a lie, and not the truth as it is? And what, again, if the eye were to spy a serpent or a wild beast, will it lie to the foot?” – Chrysostom

7 I. Lying, 25 II. Anger, (Count to ten) II. Anger, (Count to ten)

8 Ps.4:4 Forbids only sinful anger Actually requires anger  Illustration: Pro.26:4-5  Ex.11:8, not personal Controlled Concerned for truth

9 Good anger can turn sour… If we act under the influence, Mk.3:5 If we allow it to linger (let sun set) Anger encourages slander, strife, hatred, payback. Nu.20 Settle quickly

10 If he refuses?…unbeliever? (Ps.4:4) Ro.12:19 Give place to wrath An opportunity to work out its purpose Ro.12:19 Give place to wrath An opportunity to work out its purpose Ep.4:27 Give no place to devil A chance to exert his influence Ep.4:27 Give no place to devil A chance to exert his influence Even if justified anger, you can fall too

11 I. Lying, 25 II. Anger, III. Stealing, 28 (What’s yours is yours) III. Stealing, 28 (What’s yours is yours)

12 Mt.6:19 Act of unrenewed heart (Mk.7:22) Shoplifting… Jn.12:6 CDs Computer programs Copyrighted materials

13 Labor Work hard, toil, strive, struggle Night shift, Lk.5:5 No work, no service, 2 Th.3:10 As bad as bad can be, 1 Tim.5:8 Give Impart, share. Lk.3:11

14 I. Lying, 25 II. Anger, III. Stealing, 28 IV. Speech, 29 (Talk the talk) IV. Speech, 29 (Talk the talk)

15 Communication Corrupt: bad, unwholesome (opposite of good, Lk.6:43) Good for necessary edification  Ep.4:12, 16 Impart grace (benefit, blessing) Vulgar, irreverent, suggestive Edifying as the need may be Words have power Use them carefully

16 I. Lying, 25 II. Anger, III. Stealing, 28 IV. Speech, 29 V. Grieving, 30 (Grief counseling) V. Grieving, 30 (Grief counseling)

17 Grieve: cause severe mental or emotional distress. Gn.6:6 Sealed: mark w. a seal as means of identification Day of redemption Ep.1:7 Already redeemed Ep.1:7 Already redeemed Ep.4:30 Bodily resurrection Ep.4:30 Bodily resurrection

18 I. Lying, 25 II. Anger, III. Stealing, 28 IV. Speech, 29 V. Grieving, 30 VI. Remove, 31 (Learning subtraction) VI. Remove, 31 (Learning subtraction)

19 Subtract Bitterness: animosity, harshness; spite, resentment. 2 Sm.13:20-29 Wrath: anger, wrath, rage, indignation. Lk.4:28. Anger (mere human passion): 1 Tim. 2:8; Ja.1:20

20 Anger is sinful when... Unjustified. Nu.11 Reaction to correction. Nu.16 Reflects on Lord, church. Ja.1:19-20

21 Subtract Bitterness Wrath Anger Clamor: shouting; brawling. Ac.23:9 Slander: reviling; speech injurious to another’s good name. Pr.6:19 Malice: mean-spirited or vicious attitude or disposition, malice, ill-will, malignity. Hateful feeling. Ja.1:21

22 I. Lying, 25 II. Anger, III. Stealing, 28 IV. Speech, 29 V. Grieving, 30 VI. Remove, 31 VII. Improve, 32 (Learning addition) VII. Improve, 32 (Learning addition)

23 Add Be kind: loving, benevolent Tenderhearted: compassionate; affectionate Forgiving: show oneself gracious by forgiving wrongdoing, pardon

24 The Contrast Lying – truth Talk (truth) Anger – no sin.....Think Steal – give Take Rotten – edification. Talk (taste) Grieve – sealed.... Trouble Problem – peace...Temperament


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