Walk In Your Father’s Love, part 2 (Ephesians 5:3-6)

Paul has just instructed his readers to imitate the love of God as demonstrated in the sacrificial cross of Christ (Ephesians 5:1-2). Our love is to be one which lays aside the self and lives for the betterment of others. It might seem odd, then, to hear Paul immediately move into an exhortation to flee sexual immorality, sexual impurity, and sexual covetousness. How is this an imitation of the love of God? (800 Words / 4 Minutes)

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United To One Another — We Were Outside God’s Program (Ephesians 2:11-12)

Paul went on to detail three disadvantages the nations (the non-Jewish world) were under before Christ came and died on His cross. He attached an exhortation to these disadvantages — remember them. He desired the grafted in Gentile believers in every generation of the church to recall the divide, the lostness, they were previously under. 

3 Minutes / 500 Words

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