Impact Every Relationship With Your New Unity to Christ (Ephesians 5:21)

Popular notion says one must find themselves before they enter into marriage. Our society has increasingly viewed marriage as a sign of arrival, rather than a right of passage. People see marriage as something you do once you have gotten your life together. However, the Christian church views sanctification as the sign of arrival, but marriage as one of many potential paths to get there. (7 Minutes/900 Words)

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Walk In Your Father’s Light, part 2 (Ephesians 4:14-16)

Paul, wanting to urge the church to walk in the Father’s light, uses a quotation to exhort his readers. Many think the quote is a mashup of a few exhortations in Isaiah; some think it an early Christian hymn. Paul takes it and urges, “Wake up!” (3 Minutes/400 Words)

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The New You (Continued)/ Hardworking, Edifying, And Kind (Ephesians 4.28-32)

(cont’d) Third, Paul told them to be hardworking — “Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.” We are to put off thieving and put on honest work because we want to share with others. (5 Minutes / 1000 Words)

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The New You: Truthful And Free Of Anger (Ephesians 4:25-27)

After reminding the Ephesians of what they had learned from Jesus, namely to put off the old and put on the new, Paul explained five areas to take off and put on. Like the removing of old garments and the putting on of fresh ones, the Christian life is one of putting off and putting on. (800 Words / 4 Minutes)

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United To Your New Self — Who You Are Not (Ephesians 4:17-19)

The transformation of the caterpillar into a butterfly stands as a poignant illustration of the truth Paul next communicates to the Ephesians. He dreams of the Ephesians living in the newness of life that is theirs in Christ. He dreams of a church which, given a new nature from Jesus, now sours in that new nature. He sees a people who, like the caterpillar now transformed, are now something entirely different than what they used to be… (5 Minutes / 1000 Words)

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