Walking as God's Children

April 25, 2021 Preacher: Craig Hurty Series: Ephesians: The Glory of Christ and the Beauty of the Church

Passage: Ephesians 5:3–5:21

Walking as God's Children
Christ Proclamation Church
Sunday, 4/25/2021
Ephesians 5:3-21

Sermon Theme: The difference between darkness and light draws on a powerful metaphor that we easily understand. God's children are not only called to believe in Christ, but to become like Him. Therefore, we must put an end to our old ways and walk in light, which involves obedience, wisdom, and submission to Christ.

I. IN APPROPRIATE OBEDIENCE - (Eph. 5:3-6)
    A. Cease All Improper Behavior - (v. 3)
        1. Sexual Immorality
        2. Impurity
        3. Coveteousness
    B. Stop All Ungrateful Speech - (v. 4)
        1. Filthiness
        2. Foolish Talk
        3. Crude Joking
    C. Disobedience Gives No Assurance - (vv. 5-6)

II. IN FRUITFUL WISDOM - (Eph. 5:7-16)
    A. Become Discerning - (vv. 7-10)
    B. Expose Shameful Things to the Light - (vv. 11-14)
    C. Focus on Life Conduct - (vv. 15-16)

III. IN SUBMISSION TO CHRIST - (Eph. 5:17-21)
    A. Understanding the Lord's Will - (v. 17)
    B. Serve One Another in Worship - (vv. 18-19)
    C. Live in Gratitude for Jesus Christ - (vv. 20-21)

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