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Love & Surrender

August 4, 2013 Speaker: The Very Rev. Dr. Henry Baldwin Series: Church: Winning the Fight?

Scripture: Ephesians 5:1–6:9

Why do you do what you do?

EPHESIANS CHAPTER 5.1 – 6.9

By Way of Review -

The importance of “our walk”

Eph. 2:2, 10      Walk rightly, the ________________________

Eph. 4:1, 17      Walk worthy of  _________________________

Eph. 5:2, 8, 15   Walk as ________________________________

“What you do is what you believe – all the rest is a lot of religious talk….”

I. 5. 1-14   Be Imitators of God in Christ Jesus

(v. 2) The basis of our walk is ________________

(vv. 3 – 14a) How ________________ - what ________________

(vv. 8 - 14a) How ________________ - as ________________

(v. 14b) Summary:  ________________________________

5.15-20   Look after Your Walk

(vv. 15 – 16) Look carefully how walk, not as unwise/but wise. Why?

            These are ________________ but there is ________________

(vv. 17 – 20) Two walks ________________

            The Unwise: be ________________

            The Wise: be ________________

            - addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,

            - singing

            - making melody to the Lord with your heart

            - giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus          Christ,

            - being submitted to one another (v. 21)

5.21-6.9   Walk Towards Perfection

(v. 21) Submission is:

            - mutual – required on both sides

            - reciprocal

            - not identical

Here’s how you are to be ________________ ________________  (In Reverence of Christ):

(vv. 22 - 33) Wives/husbands

(vv. 22 - 24) Wives –

(vv. 25 - 33) Husbands -

(vv. 6.1 - 4) Children/Parents

(vv. 5 - 9) Workers/Bosses

 

The Operative Question:  Are we ________________ like Christ; are we ________________ like Christ?

In Reverence of Christ: “Knowing that whatever good anyone does, this he will receive back from the Lord…  knowing that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and that there is no partiality with him." (vv. 8/10)

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