Changed to Make A Difference

Ephesians 5:7-14

By Rodney Holloman , July 17, 2022

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Walk Worthily – Changed to Make A Difference

Ephesians 5:7-14

“We Don’t Act Like Jesus Because We Don’t Spend Enough Time With Jesus”

1. Christ Commands His Followers to Live Differently (vs.7)

2. Christ Followers Live Differently Because They Are Different (vs.8-10)




Dark Morals

Dark Minds

Dark Master

Goodness - Moral Excellence especially with others

Righteousness - Relationship to God

Truth - Truthfulness, honesty, integrity

3. Assurance and Approval Naturally Follow when the fruit of the Spirit is present. (vs. 10)

Every follower of Christ has a past they have been saved out of

Every follower of Christ has a present they have saved to live in

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Walk Worthily – What Would Jesus Do?

Ephesians 5:1–7

1. Imitate Your Lord

A. Imitate the Father - Love Like the Father - Forgivingly

B. Imitate the Son Love Like the Son - Sacrificially

2. Live as Holy People

Immoral Works

Immoral Words

3. Don’t Be Deceived

“A Problem is Different than a Pattern”>

1 Corinthians 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

Galatians 5:19–21 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

1 John 3:7–10 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. 8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. 10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.