Living It_ by shuifanglj


									Living the Family Unity!

     Eph. 4:17 – 5:21
     Modeling 4:17-24
     Maturing 4:25-5:2
     Motivating 5:3-21

       Oct. 4, 2009

 Take off the grave clothes,
and put on the grace clothes.
     Ephesians 4:17-24
           Clothing Theme
• Adam and Eve in Gen. 3:21
• Change from slave clothes with new
  clothes from the Egyptians Ex. 12:35
• Wash clothes before receiving the 10
  Commandments Ex. 19:10
• Priestly Garments Ex. 28; Lev. 6
       Messianic Prophecy
 I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices
     in my God. For he has clothed me with
garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe
 of righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his
head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself
                  with her jewels.
                     (Isa 61:10)

You are all sons of God through faith in
 Christ Jesus, for all of you who were
  baptized into Christ have clothed
        yourselves with Christ.
             (Gal 3:26-27)
Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy
and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with
    compassion, kindness, humility,
       gentleness and patience.
               (Col 3:12)
      Take off the grave clothes,
     and put on the grace clothes.

  You were taught, with regard to your
former way of life, to put off your old self,
 which is being corrupted by its deceitful
desires; to be made new in the attitude of
               your minds;
              (Eph 4:22-23)
      Grave Clothes 4:17-19
• Gentile living    •   Lost sensitivity
• Futile thinking   •   Sensual impurity
• Darkened          •   Continual lust
  understanding     •   Deceitful desires (22)
• Hardened hearts   •   Separated from the
                        life of God
        Grace Clothes 20-24
• Created to be like God in true
  righteousness and holiness

• So how do you dress like this?
  – through knowing Christ v. 20
       Knowing Christ 20-21
• Heard of Him
• Taught in Him
• Learn Christ
• In accordance with the truth that is in
• Consider John 14:6; 5:39-40
• 2 Cor. 3:7 – 4:18
• Model Christ
The Cure for Lukewarmness
 New Clothes Rev. 3:14-21

  I counsel you to buy from me gold
refined in the fire, so you can become
  rich; and white clothes to wear, so
     you can cover your shameful
 nakedness; and salve to put on your
         eyes, so you can see.

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