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Ephesians 5 - NIV

1 Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children

2 and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

3 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.

4 Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.

5 For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.[a]

6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient.

7 Therefore do not be partners with them.


a. Ephesians 5:5 Or kingdom of the Messiah and God

Sermons on Ephesians 5 More sermons: Ephesians 5

David Owens avatar
Expletives Deleted - Lifting Our Speech Out of the Gutter
Shared by: David Owens on Nov, 2016
Summary: In this lesson, we learn about different kinds of expletives that should not be on our lips.
Ken Henson avatar
Let's Talk About Sex
Shared by: Ken Henson on Oct, 2016
Summary: There are significant positive results that make sex a sacred and profound endeavor, one that deserves special treatment. There are also negative consequences associated with sexual promiscuity.
Scripture: Ephesians 5:3
Denomination: *other
Views: 53
Ken Henson avatar
Let's Talk About Sex a Bit More & impurity and greed
Shared by: Ken Henson on Oct, 2016
Summary: I think all of the things on this list, sexual immorality, unrighteousness and greed all share this component: they devalue something which is invaluable.
Scripture: Ephesians 5:3
Denomination: *other
Views: 19
Ken Henson avatar
Thanksgiving instead of Bad Words
Shared by: Ken Henson on Oct, 2016
Summary: Impure passions become vehicles we take for a joyride end up like self-driving cars that take us where we don't want to go. They become our lords. But if we pursue purity of action and speech, these same passions become angels that lift us to heaven
Scripture: Ephesians 5:4-7
Denomination: *other
Views: 69
Ken Henson avatar
Shared by: Ken Henson on Sep, 2016
Summary: Paul is suggesting we should not necessarily limit ourselves to colleagues, or instructors or even celebrities, maybe especially celebrities, as our examples. We should look to God.
Scripture: Ephesians 5:1-2
Denomination: *other
Views: 177
Christopher Benfield avatar
The Credibility in Discipleship
Shared by: Christopher Benfield on Jun, 2016
Summary: Many are skeptical of the church because of perceived hypocrites. How do we obtain credibility in our witness to others? How do live and walk in such a way to be an effective witness? We must walk in Christ to possess the credibility we need.
Scripture: Ephesians 5:1-2
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 205
James Dorman avatar
Time's Wasting, DO IT!
Shared by: James Dorman on May, 2016
Summary: This is an outline of Ephesians 5:16 and wraps up the series from Twitter by examining the phrase "Time's wasting, Do it!".
Scripture: Ephesians 5:1-21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 231
Ronald  Thorington avatar
#6 Walk in the LIght
Shared by: Ronald Thorington on Mar, 2016
Summary: This sermon speaks about how as Christians we need to live a righteous life. We need to walk in love, and not in the darkness of sin. We are live a life much different life from what we were like before we came to Christ.
Daniel Habben avatar
A God’s-Eye View of Someone “Under the Influence”
Shared by: Daniel Habben on Mar, 2016
Summary: Living under the influence of the Holy Spirit means living as light.
Series: Ephesians
Scripture: Ephesians 5:3-20
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 120
Daniel Habben avatar
A God’s-Eye View of An Unbeliever’s Mind
Shared by: Daniel Habben on Feb, 2016
Summary: Paul describes the horrible effects of sin and urges us to live according to our new self.
Series: Ephesians
Scripture: Ephesians 4:17-5:2
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 191
Paul Barreca avatar
As I Have Loved You - A Valentine's Day Sermon on Marriage
Shared by: Paul Barreca on Feb, 2016
Summary: We need to follow the example of Christ if we want TRUE LOVE in our marriage.
W Pat Cunningham avatar
Don't just empty the house and sweep it
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Feb, 2016
Summary: Don't just empty your life of vices; fill it up with prayer, fasting, almsgiving and good work.
Scripture: Ephesians 5:1-12
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 357
Michael Luke avatar
Grateful Living is Gracious Living
Shared by: Michael Luke on Dec, 2015
Summary: Grace and gratitude go hand-in-hand. When we live lives of grace to others, it best expresses our gratitude to God.
Series: Amazing!
Monty Newton avatar
The Big "Do"
Shared by: Monty Newton on Aug, 2015
Summary: When we imitate God we live a life overflowing with love toward others.
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
Be Angry, But Do Not Sin
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Aug, 2015
Summary: Anger is one of the hardest emotions for Christians .to deal with. We often do not acknowledge we have it .because we feel we are not supposed to have it In the first place. There has to be a better way and beloved there is!
based on 32 ratings
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 7,022
Matthew Kratz avatar
Walk in Love
Shared by: Matthew Kratz on Aug, 2015
Summary: 1) The Plea (Ephesians 5:1–2a), 2) The Pattern (Ephesians 5:2b), 3) The Perversion (Ephesians 5:3–4)
Scripture: Ephesians 5:1-7
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 321
Clair Sauer avatar
What Did You Do Today?
Shared by: Clair Sauer on Jul, 2015
Summary: In Christ we are made new, which means our lives must be lived differently. Each day we are faced with choices, and we must choose the way of life that reflects Christ.
Scripture: Ephesians 4:25-5:2
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 1,134
David Welch avatar
Our Great, Pure and Good God
Shared by: David Welch on May, 2015
Summary: Last in a series on the attributes of God summarizing the series.
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
The Body of Christ, and the Christian Law of Love
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on May, 2015
Summary: Members of one another, and loving the brethren as Christ loved us.
Tim White avatar
Choose You This Day
Shared by: Tim White on Mar, 2015
Summary: The legacy of Choice has not been a great one for mankind. However, Jesus changes our opportunity to choose life by His wonderful gift.
Series: Ephesians
Scripture: Ephesians 5:6-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 349
Tim White avatar
Polar Opposites
Shared by: Tim White on Mar, 2015
Summary: Paul teaches the Ephesians that what we learn in Christ is polar opposite of what we naturally do in the flesh.
Series: Ephesians
Scripture: Ephesians 5:1-5
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 295
John Lowe avatar
Enemies of the Family
Shared by: John Lowe on Feb, 2015
Summary: We are the Church which will be presented to Christ without spot or blemish. We have learned that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer, but when we fail in our Christian walk we can grieve the Holy Spirit.
Scott Spencer avatar
Children of Light
Shared by: Scott Spencer on Feb, 2015
Summary: Christianity, unlike a political or social philosophy, should make a difference. In Christianity, we are made new people. Repentance and faith turn us around. We are set in a new direction, and our lifestyle should reflect that new direction. Does yours?
Scott Spencer avatar
Change our walk~Walk our Change
Shared by: Scott Spencer on Feb, 2015
Summary: Conventional wisdom. It may truly be conventional, but it may not always be wise. In fact, we are not called to live by conventional wisdom. We are called to live by obedience to the Word of God.
Ed Sasnett avatar
Purity in a Sensual Culture
Shared by: Ed Sasnett on Feb, 2015
Summary: Resolve to choose a life of purity by imitating God in love, light, and wisdom.
Ken Henson avatar
Seize the Day - Ephesians 5:16 & Colossians 4:5
Shared by: Ken Henson on Jan, 2015
Summary: to seize the day, we must Be Prayerful (follow God’s example!) Be Holy Be Wise Be Witnesses Be Thankful/musical
Scripture: Ephesians 5:1-20
Denomination: *other
Views: 462
Scott Kircher avatar
Like Father, Like Son
Shared by: Scott Kircher on Aug, 2014
Summary: Do people see you and see godliness? As we mature, those of us who claim Christ as Savior, should see our lives continually transformed into a life that is more Christ-like. How can we see that and what does it look like?
Series: Ephesians
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Ephesians 5:1-20
Views: 7,617
C. Philip Green avatar
Love and Light
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Jul, 2014
Summary: If you want to be holy and whole, just like our Heavenly Father, then walk in love and walk in the light of Christ.
Series: Ephesians
Scripture: Ephesians 5:1-14
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 312
Billy  Ricks avatar
Celebrating our Independence by Imitating God
Shared by: Billy Ricks on Jul, 2014
Summary: How should we celebrate our independence from sin? Paul gives us the way in Ephesians 5 as beloved children Imitate God." If this were our focus as churches we would see revival, lives filled with the power of the Holy Spirit and transformation in lives
bala samson avatar
Close side doors
Shared by: bala samson on Jun, 2014
Summary: Massive leakage through the side door leaves you a weak person. Close the side door please!
Scripture: Ephesians 5:5-15
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 903