THE NEW MAN IN CHRIST
INTRO. The Christian is to walk differently, in outward
manifestation of the indwelling Holy Spirit. The spiritual
garments of the "new man" must be worn in exchange for the
natural clothing of the "old man". WALK/TALK; LIFE/LIPS
This passage is a warning against returning to any form of the
old pagan mode of life.
I. EXHORTATION FOR US TO HEED. v.l7
A. THEREFORE; APPEAL. l7a. Looks back - Eph. 2:2
A consistent walk in righteousness is the only
outward evidence that one has been born again.
B. HENCEFORTH: AIMLESSNESS. l7b. Looks ahead
Emptiness; not full of truth; no purpose.
II. EXPLANATION ABOUT THE HEATHEN. v.l8-l9
A. INTERNAL EFFECT. l8
1. Understanding Darkened: Being blinded
w/respect to the mind.
2. Alienated: To shut out from fellowship;
3. Ignorance: you must be w/them to know them;
know about them
4. Blindness: Hardness; the covering w/a callous.
(Porosis) - Dullness as though one were drugged.
Context = Hearts are petrified. Word meant a stone
that was harder than marble. It came to have
medical uses. It was used for the chalk stone which
can form in the joints and completely paralyze
Loss of all power of sensation; it described
which became so harden ...
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