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This Is Your Life (7 of 36)
I hope you don't mind me taking my time through the book of Ephesians. This is really such a rich, rich portion of God's Word. I don't want to look over anything or leave anything out. Every thing here is a source of real blessing for us.
One of the things I enjoy on television these days is to see some of the old programs I used to see when I was much younger. I told our kids here one time that my favorite television program was Barney. Their eyes got big. I found out they thought I meant Barney, the little dinosaur. I was talking about Barney Fife. But I enjoyed that. I enjoy the Honeymooners. Jackie Gleason as Ralph Cramdon was something. The part I like is when he gets himself in trouble and says, ''Me and my biggg mouth.'' I can identify with that so much. I think that's why I like it. Another program I have seen on television in recent days that was one I used to see a long time ago was a program produced and hosted by Ralph Edwards entitled, ''This is your Life.'' They would take some well-known personality and as a total surprise to them, they would give a little synopsis or capsule of their life. They would bring in people from their past and from their present. They would talk a little bit about what was coming in the future.
Really that's kind of what we have in these first seven verses of Ephesians 2. If you are saved, if you know Christ as your Savior, then these first seven verses give you your life. This is your life!
For a person who knows the Lord, his testimony is different and unique. All of us who know the Lord could share our testimony and every one is unique and unusual. Yet, in another sense every salvation experience is the same. There are common components in our salvation which are true of every person who is saved. For instance, notice in the 2nd chapter of Ephesians, the little phrase in verse 5, ''by grace ye are saved''. It says it the second time ...
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