How To Mimic The Master by Ernest Easley

How to Mimic the Master
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
September 19, 1999
Ephesians 5.1-7

We're again tonight in the book of Ephesians. So take God's Word and
find Ephesians. For years, I struggled finding Galatians and Ephesians
and Philippians and Colossians until a friend of mine gave me an acrostic
to follow. I hope by giving it to you that it will make it easier to find these
books in the Bible.

Here it is: General Electric Power Company. Galatians, Ephesians,
Philippians, and Colossians. Now the problem for some of you is
remembering: General Electric Power Company. If you can't remember
those four words, then you may to try memorizing the books of the Bible in
order!!

All right, by now you've found the New Testament book of Ephesians.
We're going to begin reading in a minute beginning in chapter 5 verse 1.
But before we do that, look if you will over a few books to the book of
Colossians. Colossians 1.9, "That you may have a walk worthy of the
Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in
the knowledge of God."

That's my hope and prayer for you! "That you may have a walk worthy of
the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and
increasing in the knowledge of God."

Do you see the word "walk?" Whenever you come across that word in the
New Testament, it doesn't refer to the walking you do with your legs. It
refers to the walking you do with your life! Your lifestyle, your priorities,
your behavior!

All right, now look at verse 9 again, "that you may have a walk worthy of
the Lord." The word that's translated "worthy" means literally, "of equal
weight", "a suitable way." So, to "walk worthy of the Lord" refers to living a
life that looks like Jesus!

Now, that doesn't mean we're to walk in perfection like Jesus. But it does
mean we're to walk in direction like Jesus. I mean, Jesus walked in the
direction of holiness, purity, and thos ...


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