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20111120_making1

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We're called to make disciples within the community of the church ... and that starts at home!

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20111120_making1

  1. 1. Jesus First [10/11] ‘Making Disciples 1’Ephesians 5:1 & 21 … Since you are God’s dear children, you must try to be like him … Submit yourselves to one another because of your reverence for Christ.
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  3. 3. The message of EphesiansGod’s plans for you go back a long wayYou are now seated with Christ in heavenly placesYou used to be darkness, now you are lightYou have been saved by faith through graceThere is ‘one new man’ in Christ
  4. 4. The message of EphesiansWalk worthy of your calling, humility, love,unityBe equipped so that you can serveBecome mature, to the fullness of ChristPut off your old self, be renewed, put on the newSpeak the truth in l0ve, be kind to one another
  5. 5. The message of Ephesians4:26 When angry, don’t sin, don’t let sun go down4:30 Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God5:1 Be imitators of God, walk in love5:4 Be careful what you talk about, be thankful5:8 Walk as children of light, expose the darkness
  6. 6. Ephesians 5: 15-17So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools,but like those who are wise. Make the most ofevery opportunity in these evil days. Don’t actthoughtlessly, but understand what the Lordwants you to do.
  7. 7. Ephesians 5: 18-20Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruinyour life.Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit, singingpsalms and hymns and spiritual songs amongyourselves, and making music to the Lord in yourhearts. And give thanks for everything to God theFather in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  8. 8. Ephesians 5: 21-24And further, submit to one another out ofreverence for Christ.For wives, this means submit to your husbands asto the Lord. For a husband is the head of his wifeas Christ is the head of the church. He is theSaviour of his body, the church. As the churchsubmits to Christ, so you wives should submit toyour husbands in everything
  9. 9. Ephesians 5: 25 & 28For husbands, this means love your wives, just asChrist loved the church. He gave up his life for herto make her holy and clean, washed by thecleansing of God’s word. …In the same way, husbands ought to love theirwives as they love their own bodies. For a manwho loves his wife actually shows love for himself.
  10. 10. Ephesians 5: 31-33As the Scriptures say,“A man leaves his father and mother and is joinedto his wife, and the two are united into one.”This is a great mystery, but it is an illustration ofthe way Christ and the church are one. So again Isay, each man must love his wife as he loveshimself, and the wife must respect her husband.
  11. 11. Ephesians 6: 1-4Children, obey your parents because you belongto the Lord, for this is the right thing to do.“Honour your father and mother.” This is the firstcommandment with a promise: If you honouryour father and mother, “things will go well foryou, and you will have a long life on the earth.”Fathers, do not provoke your children to angerby the way you treat them. Rather, bring them upwith the discipline and instruction that comesfrom the Lord.
  12. 12. Ephesians 6: 5-8Slaves, obey your earthly masters with deeprespect and fear. Serve them sincerely as youwould serve Christ. Try to please them all thetime, not just when they are watching you. Asslaves of Christ, do the will of God with all yourheart. Work with enthusiasm, as though you wereworking for the Lord rather than for people.Remember that the Lord will reward each one ofus for the good we do, whether we are slaves orfree.
  13. 13. Ephesians 6: 10-12A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in hismighty power. Put on all of God’s armour so thatyou will be able to stand firm against all strategiesof the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers andauthorities of the unseen world, against mightypowers in this dark world, and against evil spiritsin the heavenly places.
  14. 14. Ephesians 6: 13-15Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armour soyou will be able to resist the enemy in the time ofevil. Then after the battle you will still be standingfirm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt oftruth and the body armour of God’srighteousness. For shoes, put on the peace thatcomes from the Good News so that you will befully prepared.
  15. 15. Ephesians 6: 16-18In addition to all of these, hold up the shield offaith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil.Put on salvation as your helmet, and take thesword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.Pray in the Spirit at all times and on everyoccasion. Stay alert and be persistent in yourprayers for all believers everywhere.
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