Monday, February 7, 2011

WALK IN LOVE

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LETTERS TO THE CHURCHES - Ephesians

 
Read Ephesians 5

     Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.    Ephesians 5:1-2 NIV
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     In this letter, Paul encourages the members of the Ephesian church to “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” (4:32)
     He goes on to warn of the false teachers who were saying that it doesn’t matter how we live now that we are Christians. He urges them, “for you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light, (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.” (5:8-11)
     “Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs,” he writes, “Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (5:19-20)
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     Lord, I am so thankful for Your kindness and compassion towards us. Help me to forgive others just as I have been forgiven. Help us to be faithful today to carry the light of your gospel to those who do not know you and encouragement in God's Word to those who do.
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     Be very careful, then, how you live-not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.    Ephesians 5:15-16 NIV

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