Tallapoosachurch of ChristSunday MorningMarch 18, 2012Ephesians5:1-12by JimBradshaw
FASHIONISTA – A person devoted to fashion clothing, particularilyunique or high fashion. A person not to be called a fashionistawould be someone who obsessivly follows trends. REAL fashionistasdo not believe in trends. (According to www.urbandictionary.com)
Able – Matt. 3:9; 20:32; Above All – Eph. 4:6 Alive – Matt. 22:32Rom. 11:23; 2 Cor. 9:8 Eternal – Heb. 1:8 Almighty &Good – Matt. 19:17; 1 Eternal – Rev. 11:17 Light – 1 John 1:5Tim. 4:4; 2 Cor. 9:8 Love – 1 John 4:8 Among You – 1 Pet. 5:2 Faithful – 1 Cor. 1:9; 1Holy – 1 Cor. 3:17; Rev. 4:8 Cor. 10:13; 2 Cor. 1:18Our Witness – Lord of All Heaven & Living & Powerful –Rom. 1:9; Earth – Acts 10:36; 17:24 Heb. 4:12Philip. 1:8 Spirit – John 4:24 True – Rom. 3:4 Wiser than men, Stronger Truly Among You – 1 than men – 1 Cor. 1:25 Cor. 11:25
A Walk Like JesusEphesians 5:2 NKJV And walk in love, as Christ alsohas loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and asacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.Ephesians 5:8 NKJV For you were once darkness, butnow you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of lightJohn 14:15 NKJV "If you love Me, keep My commandments.
Let Us Imitate GodEphesians 5:1 NKJV Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. Ephesians 5:9-10 NKJV (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), (10) finding out what is acceptable to the Lord.
Sin is Ugly WE LOSE OUR INHERITANCEEphesians 5:3-5 NKJV But fornication and all uncleanness orcovetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting forsaints; (4) neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarsejesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks. (5) Forthis you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetousman, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom ofChrist and God. Saints Must be Pure Our Speech is Important Covetousness is Idolatry
Sin is Ugly WE BECOME UNWISEEphesians 5:17-18 NKJV Therefore do not be unwise, but understandwhat the will of the Lord is. (18) And do not be drunk with wine, inwhich is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, We Must understand the will of the Lord To Drink Alcohol is UGLY Drinking leads to loose morals
Sin is Ugly WE FACE THE WRATH OF GODEphesians 5:6-7 NKJV Let no one deceive you with empty words, forbecause of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons ofdisobedience. (7) Therefore do not be partakers with them. Don’t Be Deceived by Empty Words Don’t Be Partakers with Them
Ephesians 5:11-15 NKJV And have no fellowship with the unfruitfulworks of darkness, but rather expose them. (12) For it is shamefuleven to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. (13)But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, forwhatever makes manifest is light. (14) Therefore He says:"Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give youlight." (15) See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but aswise,
Who Are You Wearing? WE ARE LIGHT Ephesians 5:8 NKJV For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of lightMatthew 5:14-16 NKJV "You are the light of the world. A city that isset on a hill cannot be hidden. (15) Nor do they light a lamp and putit under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who arein the house. (16) Let your light so shine before men, that they maysee your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
Who Are You Wearing? WE REDEEM OUR TIME Ephesians 5:15-16 NKJV See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, (16) redeeming the time, because the days are evil.Philippians 4:8 NKJV Finally, brethren, whatever things are true,whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever thingsare pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of goodreport, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.
Who Are You Wearing? WE HAVE A GREAT INHERITANCEEphesians 5:25-27 NKJV Husbands, love your wives, just asChrist also loved the church and gave Himself for her, (26)that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing ofwater by the word, (27) that He might present her toHimself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or anysuch thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.
Who Are You Wearing? WE HAVE A GREAT INHERITANCEGalatians 3:26-29 NKJV For you are all sons of God throughfaith in Christ Jesus. (27) For as many of you as werebaptized into Christ have put on Christ. (28) There isneither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there isneither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.(29) And if you are Christs, then you are Abrahamsseed, and heirs according to the promise.