The Lighted Way (10 of 13) by Benny Perez
This content is part of a series.The Lighted Way (10 of 13)
Series: Magnificent Jesus/Extraordinary Life (Ephesians)
The book is broken up into 2 sections: 1) the Believers Position, chapters 1 - 3, and 2) the Believers Practice chapters 4 - 6. This is important to understand that Position always precedes practice. Practice does not secure Position, rather your Position secures your practice. In other words God does not accept you on your Practice but rather on your Position secured in Christ.
Paul wrote Ephesians around A.D 62 from a prison cell in Rome. It was written to Gentile Believers living in the city of Ephesus. The City of Ephesus was a world class city. It would be considered an ancient Las Vegas. One of the 7 wonders of the world, Temple of Diana, was built there. The city was given over to sexuality, lavish and lascivious lifestyle.
Paul helped establish an incredible local church that was impacting the city. People's lives were being changed and Jesus was being preached. Paul is now writing to encourage
Ephesians 4:31 - 5:14
I. Walk In Love v. 1-2
A. We are called to Imitate God
1. As God's Children we are called to Imitate our Father we are following.
2. We can only imitate God by the empowering of Jesus work through the Cross.
Key Pt: What you worship you will imitate. It is in the heart of people to be like that
Which is important to them.
Family Story of how B.J walks like me, Beniah smells like me and Bella cries like
At the core of our beings we are imaging creatures. It is not possible to be neutral on this issue: we either reflect the Creator or something in creation.
B. Live a life of Love v. 2
1. Our life is filled with the Love and Life of Jesus.
2. We are now empowered to live a life filled with Love.
Key Pt: The love defined by Jesus. A love that loves people enough to speak
C. Following Jesus v. 2
1. Jesus becau ...
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