Ephesian 5:1-7 (Ephesians 5:1-7)Marcus Nelson, 4th August 2019
Part of the Ephesians series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
In Ephesians 5:8 Paul tells his readers they were once darkness but now in the Lord they are light. They need to live differently. Some things are improper for the Christian. This matters because there will be a day of judgment.
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Ephesians 5:1–7 (Listen)
5:1 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. 2 And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
3 But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. 4 Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. 5 For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. 6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. 7 Therefore do not become partners with them;