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Bringing the Gospel to Bear on Little Lives - Part 3 (15 of 21)
We are in a series of messages entitled, "The Gospel Centered Home". This is a part of our larger study of Paul's letter to the Church at Ephesus. If you remember we have said through this series that the letter to the Ephesians could be divided into two parts -
• Part 1 being your CALL
• Part 2 being your WALK
The hinge the letter swings on can be found in Ephesians 4:1 1 Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called,
The remainder of the letter can be understood as a application of the Gospel. In Chapter 5:22 Paul begins to apply the Gospel to the home.
• He begins with a direct word to wives - we looked at that last week.
o One young man realized that I was primarily addressing the ladies of the congregation and he leaned over and asked his mother, "Mom, do I have to listen intently to the sermon this morning?" Good question! Fair enough. What does being a Gospel center wife have to do with a red blooded American boy anyway.
• Well two weeks ago we looked at Paul's direct application of the Gospel to Husbands. That was a bit more pertinent to the boys of our congregation because believe it or not most of you will of your own volitional will choose to marry a girl and even kiss her. Something happens around the age of 13-14 when you loose part of your mind and you never really get it back.
Now we come to new material where Paul doesn't address husbands, wives, moms or dads… but rather he leans over the pulpit and says, "Little boy, yes you, lay aside your transformers - God has given me a message for you". "Little girl, yes you, put down your American girl doll for a second the Most High God has something to say to you".
This week you will most defiantly want to listen intently.
Some might say, "Pastor, why a whole sermon give ...
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