Ephesians Lesson 7:
Theme: Walking “Under the Influence”
This week’s lesson looked into Ephesians 5:1-20 and the crucial need of imitating Christ and living by His example. We’re called to live a life intimating the love that Christ has portrayed for the whole world by His ultimate sacrifice on the cross. When I was a child, I would imitate my dad and papa and I desired to follow in their footsteps. I would always be right behind them assisting them when they were building onto my parents’ home. They showed me how to work hard and how to love your family like Christ loved the church. Like little children looking up to our role models, we should do the same and work towards imitating Christ.
In verse three, Paul stated to believers the dangers of sexual immorality and greed. These two areas have no place in the Kingdom of God and we’re called to live to a higher level. Sexual desires is a wonderful thing that God has given to us and it was invented to be a gift for married couples. Sexual immortality has increased because of the pornography industry becoming more widely acceptable and accessible. Do we even realize the dangers we have created? Greed has also became more common because we are taught by society to want more and more and we are constantly being marketed to.
In Ephesians 5:8-13, Paul reminded readers we were once in the darkness and now we are in the light once we have accepted Jesus as our Savior. We are commanded to live in the light and live in goodness. We are called to expose the darkness and what people do in secret will also be revealed when the light shines on the truth.
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