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Ephesians part 15: One Passion Ephesians 5:1-20 Slide 2 Slide 3 Bottom Line: Slide 4 Slide 5 Slide 6 Ephesians 5:1-2 Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Slide 7 Ephesians 5:1-2 Be strong and courageous - Joshua 1 Be courageous- 1 Chronicles 28:8-10 Courage is what marked followers of God from the beginning! Slide 8 Bottom Line: To make much of Jesus I must live with the courage that comes from the Spirit of God in me! Slide 9 Courage for personal purity vv.3-5 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God's holy people. Slide 10 Courage for personal purity vv.3-5 Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. Slide 11 Courage for personal purity vv.3-5 For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person such a man is an idolaterhas any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Slide 12 Courage for personal purity vv.3-5 The natural flow of life is down. Dan Webster, Life Coach Slide 13 Courage for personal purity vv.3-5 Mexico City - A quake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale shook Mexico City Friday 6.1-magnitude earthquake hits New Zealand's Kermadec Islands The magnitude-4.7 earthquake occurred on Sunday evening with the epicenter about 15 miles from LA Slide 14 What are some movements that might hurt? From sexual purity toward sexual immorality there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, From contentment toward wanting more and particularly wanting more of what does not belong to you or of greed, Slide 15 What are some movements that might hurt? From communication that strengthens character to communication that plants evil thoughts in the mind. Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. Slide 16 Courage for personal purity vv.3-5 Courage will enable you to be who you are because these are improper for God's holy people. Slide 17 Courage for personal purity vv.3-5 We dont live to get we live to give! For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person such a man is an idolaterhas any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Slide 18 Courage for Biblical community vv. 6-14 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God's wrath comes on those who are disobedient. Therefore do not be partners with them. For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Slide 19 Courage for Biblical community vv. 6-14 Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. Slide 20 Courage for Biblical community vv. 6-14 For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said: "Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you." Slide 21 Courage for Biblical community vv. 6-14 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God's wrath comes on those who are disobedient. God is offended by behavior that does not image Him. Slide 22 Courage for Biblical community vv. 6-14 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light Slide 23 Courage for Biblical community vv. 6-14 We have a responsibility to others who are committing deeds of darkness. Therefore do not be partners with them. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. Slide 24 Courage for Biblical community vv. 6-14 We dont live for self-preservation but for the benefit of others. Slide 25 Slide 26 Courage for missional living Be very careful, then, how you livenot as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is. Slide 27 Courage for missional living Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. Slide 28 Courage for missional living Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Slide 29 Courage for missional living Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. To live the life of a courageous follower of God we must live under the influence of His Spirit. Slide 30 Courage for missional living Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Be very careful, then, how you livenot as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity be filled with the Spirit. Slide 31 Exodus 31:1-5 (NIV) Then the LORD said to Moses, "See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts- to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of craftsmanship. Slide 32 Big Question: Do you have the courage to get alone with God? Slide 33 Acts 4:13 When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus. Slide 34 Acts 4:13 Courage Education Courage Slide 35 Big Question: Do you have the courage to get alone with God? Slide 36