Walk in Wisdom

Ephesians 5:15-21 To walk in wisdom requires intentionality, knowledge, and the Spirit Three components of walking in wisdom    (1) Learn not to waste time (15-16)    (2) Know the Lord’s will (17)    (3) Be controlled by the Spirit (18-21)

Walk in Light

Ephesians 5:3-14 To walk in light is to not only avoid darkness but also exercise influence on it Two arguments for why we must walk in light:    1) Walk in light because of what is at stake (3-7)    2) Walk in light because it is consistent with who we are (8-14)

God’s Glorious Vision for the Church

Ephesians 2:11-22 We must know who we were and what we have become to live out God’s vision for the church Three contrasts that reveal God’s glorious vision for the church (1) No longer alienation but nearness  (11-13) (2) No longer division and hostility but unity and peace (14-18) (3) No longer “not a people” but God’s people (19-22)

Saved by Grace

We deserved God’s wrath but we were made trophies of grace so we might live a life God has called us to live. This passage answers three necessary questions to properly understand salvation: 1. What were we apart from Christ? Spiritually Dead (1-3) 2. What are we with Christ Spiritually Alive (4-7) 3. What was it all for? God’s Glory (8-10)