Ephesians

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Christian Work Ethic for Authorities (Ephesians #45)

Pass this on!Google+FacebookTwitterPinterestemailPrintText: Ephesians 6:9 In this instance, the Holy Spirit deals with Christians who have authority over other people such as management, bosses, and masters.  The principle here is that God is the restraint on authority. And abuse of power is carried out by self righteous people who have […]

Youth Violence (Ephesians #43)

Pass this on!Google+FacebookTwitterPinterestemailPrintText: Ephesians 6:4 Provoking children Ephesians 6:4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. The word “but” is contrasting two ways a father can father his children.  One way is to provoke them.  The […]

Being Filled with the Spirit: Gratitude (Ephesians #37)

Pass this on!Google+FacebookTwitterPinterestemailPrintText: Ephesians 5:20 Thanksgiving obtains the Spirit of God. Gratitude is God’s will and has several benefits that we’ll look at in this lesson. Gratitude is a way someone can be filled with the Spirit of God. Filled with the presence of God Filled with the spirit – […]

Priorities (Ephesians #35)

Pass this on!Google+FacebookTwitterPinterestemailPrintText: Ephesians 5:15-17 Watch out for conflicting priorities …walk circumspectly, not as fools… Circum – around – circumference.  Spect – spectacle – see Exodus 23:13 don’t introduce rivals to the Lord into your life.  Aaron creating conflict with the Lord by making golden calves. Circumspect like a watchman […]

Forgiveness Pt. 2 (Ephesians #32)

Pass this on!Google+FacebookTwitterPinterestemailPrintText: Ephesians 4:31-32 So we saw last week what forgiveness is.  Which led to the question, what happens when there is no forgiveness?  Either someone isn’t willing to forgive.  Or someone isn’t willing to ask for forgiveness.  Let’s recap a couple things then deal with relationships in which […]

Relationship of the Spirit of God to Saints (Ephesians #30)

Pass this on!Google+FacebookTwitterPinterestemailPrintText: Ephesians 4:30 Receiving the holy Spirit is an event Notice “holy” is lower case, so “holy” is a description, not a name here.  It is a description set in opposition to an unclean spirit. Ephesians 1:12-13 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who […]

Watch Your Mouth (Ephesians #29)

Pass this on!Google+FacebookTwitterPinterestemailPrintText: Ephesians 4:29 This is the second time in this list of instructions you’re told to watch what comes out of your mouth.  Paul dealt with lying in verse 25, now we are talking about corrupt communication.  So what is corrupt communication? Corrupt communication Gossip (talebearer) Leviticus 19:16 […]

Vocational Work (Ephesians #28)

Pass this on!Google+FacebookTwitterPinterestemailPrintText: Ephesians 4:28 Apparently Christians need to be reminded not to steal.  They take things home from work, and they goof off when they should be working.  Some Christians do not give to the ministry they and their family get spiritually fed from.  Unfortunately, selfishness was not eradicated […]

Anger Management (Ephesians #27)

Pass this on!Google+FacebookTwitterPinterestemailPrintText: Ephesians 4:26-27 Emotional brats in colleges.  Protesters.  Gender confusion.  This all stems from uncontrolled emotions.  The Satanic leadership of the emotions.  Devilish wisdom is sensual: senses. Emotions are not bad, but they lead to sin if they are followed.  The old man is led by his feelings. […]