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Ephesians 6:1-9


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In Ephesians 5:22-23 Paul addressed the Husbands and wives on how the family should operate according to God’s plan. But before that in the beginning of chap 5 he addresses each individual Christian on how to walk in this world. And the key verse that ties this whole family construction together is Eph 5:1  Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. Before Paul instructs us on how the family should function he tells us we should first take care of our personal relationship with Christ! Now to some people this might sound selfish, but it is actually the opposite. If my goal in life is to be an imitator of Christ, the how much more will I love my spouse? My children? My fellow brothers and sisters? This brings us to our text today.

Last Updated ( Friday, 12 January 2018 )
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Ephesians 5:22-33: The Mystery of Marriage Print E-mail

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As we reflect on 2017 and think ahead to 2018, many of us are perhaps thinking about resolutions for the new year. Maybe we are starting a diet on Monday. Maybe we are starting a new Bible reading plan (you can join with us for the Daily Feast!) Maybe you have some financial goals or work-related goals for the year. Maybe you have some financial goals or church-related goals for the year. Can I make a suggestion for what I think could be one of the most important resolutions you could have for 2018? Here it is: ‘I resolve to do all that I can to have a marriage that displays the gospel.’ How many of us would commit ourselves to that in the coming year?

Last Updated ( Friday, 12 January 2018 )
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Luke 2:1-21: The Blessing of Glorification Print E-mail

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I have been reading the book of Revelation this week to finish up my Bible Reading Plan for 2017. Apparently others have been following the same plan. Russell Moore wrote about doing the same thing a couple of years ago. He writes: “We must remember that ultimately we will not coo over (Jesus) in a cradle beneath us, but give an account to him as our sovereign Judge and give glory to him as our sovereign King.” Although it might seem odd for us to be thinking about Revelation and judgement during the season, it is entirely appropriate. In fact, even as we look at Luke’s account of the birth of Jesus, we can see reasons to be thinking about His return. Let’s walk through that together this morning.

Last Updated ( Friday, 12 January 2018 )
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Ephesians 5:15-21: The New Self Walks in Wisdom Print E-mail

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Some tasks require great care. Ian has a set of wooden blocks that he loves to build with. He drags them out and plops down on our rug and says: ‘Build, dada.’ We have been doing this for a few months. The other day we were working on a ‘doggy house’ (which is pretty much what we are always building) and I noticed him setting a block on top and saying: ‘Ebey, ebey.’ These particular blocks don’t fit together and so anything we build takes some precision. Needless to say, precision is difficult for a 2.5 year old. Thus, when we first started building with them and we trying to put the finishing touches on our doggy house, I would tell him: ‘Easy, easy.’ The other day I realized he was just repeating back to me what I had told him. And even though he is still working on actually being ‘easy’ in his building, he’s at least getting closer to saying it right! Hopefully the actual precision can come later!

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 03 January 2018 )
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Ephesians 5:3-14: The New Self Walks in Light Print E-mail

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The solution to darkness is light. A couple of months back, Lucas invited me to go frog gigging with him in Matthews. Seemed like a great way to spend a Friday night, so I said, ‘Yes.’ I went and got my license at Walmart, put on the best frog gigging clothing I owned (which was not very good it turned out), and made my way south. We coated ourselves with bug spray, gathered the supplies, and drug our trusty john boat into ditch #3. It was around 8:00. In less than an hour, it started getting dark, but that was fine because we brought flashlights, three of them if I remember correctly. Unfortunately, none of them had very good batteries. You know what is worthless in a ditch in Matthews around midnight? A flashlight with no batteries! You know what gets real dark without a flashlight that has batteries? Ditch #3 in Matthews around midnight!! Thankfully, Lucas knew a buddy who brought us some new flashlights and we survived the trip. Flashlights have one main purpose: defeat darkness. If they can’t do that, they aren’t worth much.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 02 January 2018 )
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Ephesians 4:17-5:2: The New Self Walks in Love Print E-mail

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One of my commentators, Tony Merida, shares the story of he and his wife adopting their four children from the Ukraine in his comments on our passage. As they were in the country, visiting and waiting to take the children home, they noticed that they were always wearing the same old, tattered and smelly clothes when they visited. They learned that in the orphanage where his children stayed, there was a tradition of leaving your old clothes behind and putting on new clothes when you left. So when they went to get them for the final time, they took new clothes with them for their children to wear as they left the orphanage and joined their new family. He concludes: “What a picture of the gospel! The put off their old orphanage garments and put on the clothes from their adoptive parents. New clothes. New identity. New home. New security. And a new way to live.” What a great picture of the gospel indeed!

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 02 January 2018 )
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