- Ephesians 4:25 – 5:2 Had Any Good Church Fights Lately? (Molin)
Because the Church consists of flawed and sinful people like us, there will always be disputes, disagreements and differences of opinion in the Church. It's not a sin to disagree! It's not ungodly to hold a position different from your neighbor, or your friends, or your spouse, or your pastor.
- Ephesians 4:25 – 5:2 The Rules (Butler)
See, if I found the most perfect greeting card that managed to say everything I wanted to say and expressed it in a beautiful, classy, funny way . . . it wouldn't mean one single bit unless Mark could look back over the last 15 years of his life and ALREADY KNOW WHAT I MEANT.
- Ephesians 5:8-14 Live in the Light as Children of Light (Anders)
Paul sums up that very idea in verse 8 when he says, "For you were once darkness, but are now light in the Lord. Walk as children of light."Notice that this reference does not say, "You were IN darkness" but rather "You WERE darkness." Jesus put the idea this way in Luke 11:34.
- Ephesians 5:15-16 Slow Down (Gerhardy)
"Hurry Sickness is defined as a "modern malady caused by rushing about: a compulsion to do everything quickly, or a chronic feeling of being short of time, attributed to the fast pace of modern life and causing symptoms such as anxiety and insomnia" (Encarta - Dictionary).
- Ephesians 5:15-20 How to Live (Anders)
First, Paul says, "Watch carefully." I certainly have a new appreciation for those words after the wreck. When you have driven for 40 years without a wreck, as I had, you begin to assume you can drive your way out of any dangerous situation.
- Ephesians 5:20 Happy Thanksgiving (Sellery)
Perched between a cruel sea and a hostile shore, the Pilgrims paused in their struggle to survive to set aside a special day of thanks. In these uncertain times, let's follow that example of sustaining faith. Let's make a special effort to acknowledge God's gifts, great and small --giving thanks for his blessings and placing our confidence in his goodness.