Ephesians 5 - NIV
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.
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.
8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light
9 (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth)
10 and find out what pleases the Lord.
11 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.
12 It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.
13 But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light.
This is why it is said:
“Wake up, sleeper,
rise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.”
15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise,
16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.
18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit,
19 speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord,
20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Instructions for Christian Households
Instructions for Christian Households
21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord.
23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.
24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her
27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.
28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
29 After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church—
30 for we are members of his body.
32 This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church.
33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
Sermons on Ephesians 5
Contributed by Sam Mccormick on Feb 8, 2018
Part 3 of the series - The Church of the New Testament. This part addresses the question, "What is the Church." There are many conceptual variations on what the church is and what its principle purpose is. But what did Jesus intend to build?
This 13-part series of classes has been many years in the making. About 25 years ago I began in earnest to examine the features, character and characteristics of the church as it existed in its earliest years. As I sometimes do, I kept my notes all along the way, and this series of classes is to a ...read more
Contributed by Allan Quak on Jan 18, 2018
This sermon is the last in a series which considers the five senses and how our senses help us in our relationship with God. In this message we see that we can be a pleasing aroma to God and the calling we have to be an aroma to the world.
You can listen to the sermon here:- http://www.nec.org.au/index.php/listen-to-a-sermon-series/sensing-god/ The sense of smell is a powerful sense. If you are like me, as an example, the smell of a coffee especially in the morning, is a reviving smell. You can be asleep and then, if someone ...read more
Contributed by Richard Tow on Dec 14, 2017
This message is a call to pursue God's presence during a worship service. New Testament Christianity calls for our participation. We must be careful our "worship" service doesn't become a performance with an audience. We want everyone engaging in worship.
2/26/17 In the introduction to his first epistle, the Apostle John talks about his revelation of Jesus and then gives this reason for writing this letter, 1 John 1:3. “that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you [here is his purpose- that you] also may have fellowship with us; ...read more
Contributed by Dennis Lee on Nov 27, 2017
This sermon looks at out need to be prepared, not only for the inevitabilities of life, but more importantly for the Lord Jesus' return. It looks at the Men of Issachar, The Ten Virgins, and Zacchaeus.
Be Prepared Last week we looked at our need to be grateful to God when life happens. This got me thinking of the Boy Scout motto: be prepared. What this basically means is that we need to be prepared for the inevitabilities of life. But I believe it goes much deeper. What we need to be prepared ...read more
Contributed by Russ Barksdale on Nov 14, 2017
Men, this is what every woman wants you to know: 1. She wants and needs you to lead 5:22-24 2. She wants and needs your sacrifice 5:25-27 3. She wants and needs your tenderness 5:28-30
What Every Woman Wants Her Man to Know Ephesians 5:22-30 Men, this is what every woman wants you to know: 1. She wants and needs you to lead 5:22-24 2. She wants and needs your sacrifice 5:25-27 3. She wants and needs your tenderness 5:28-30 Be attentive in conversation ...read more