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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.

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.

14 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

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

26 to make her holy, cleansing[b] her by the washing with water through the word,

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.

31 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”[c]

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.


Footnotes

a. Ephesians 5:5 Or kingdom of the Messiah and God
b. Ephesians 5:26 Or having cleansed
c. Ephesians 5:31 Gen.?2:24


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Shared by: Byron Sherman on Feb, 2017
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Scripture: Ephesians 5:15-21
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Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Feb, 2017
Summary: We need love and light in our life.
Scripture: Ephesians 5:14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 23
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Shared by: Dennis Lee on Jan, 2017
Summary: This message deals with how we enter into the presence of God where we can hear Him and align ourselves to His will and way so that we can find out what God is calling us to do.
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Scripture: Ephesians 5:17-15
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Summary: Put God first in your resolutions this year.
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Shared by: Dr. Ronald Shultz on Dec, 2016
Summary: You weren't a warlock or a pimp when you were saved, just a goody-two-shoes? Awesome!
Scripture: Ephesians 5:11-12
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 4
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Shared by: Chris Appleby on Dec, 2016
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Shared by: Chris Appleby on Dec, 2016
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Shared by: Chris Appleby on Dec, 2016
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Shared by: Byron Sherman on Nov, 2016
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Scripture: Ephesians 5:15-21
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Shared by: David Owens on Nov, 2016
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Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Nov, 2016
Summary: Thankfulness is a critical tool in the believers toolbox, one highly valued by God Himself. It should become an addiction.
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Shared by: Ken Henson on Oct, 2016
Summary: Paul says we need to watch how we walk, watch our time, and watch our foolishness. In all this we must discover God’s will for our lives.
Scripture: Ephesians 5:15-17
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Ken Henson avatar
Watch Your Walk
Shared by: Ken Henson on Oct, 2016
Summary: Paul says we need to watch how we walk, watch our time, and watch our foolishness. In all this we must discover God’s will for our lives.
Scripture: Ephesians 5:15-17
Denomination: *other
Views: 56
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Get Drunk the Right Way
Shared by: Ken Henson on Oct, 2016
Summary: There are addictions that destroy us, like too much wine or other intoxicants, and addictions that make us better. We need to become addicted to the good and throw away the bad, each of us becoming musicians for God
Scripture: Ephesians 5:18-19
Denomination: *other
Views: 50
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Thanks for Everything
Shared by: Ken Henson on Oct, 2016
Summary: We always have a choice of how we respond when things go wrong. Why not thank the One who is always right, even when our circumstances seem wrong, who is always good, even when circumstances are bad.
Scripture: Ephesians 5:20
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Views: 43
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Shared by: Ken Henson on Oct, 2016
Summary: In marriage, if i look to you to make me happy, i’ll never be happy. If i look to myself and work to become everything i should be, i’ll be happy-maybe never satisfied with my performance, but happy.
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Scripture: Ephesians 5:21-32
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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.
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Scripture: Ephesians 5:3
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Views: 53
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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.
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Scripture: Ephesians 5:3
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Views: 19
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Shared by: Ken Henson on Oct, 2016
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Scripture: Ephesians 5:4-7
Denomination: *other
Views: 72
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Light
Shared by: Ken Henson on Oct, 2016
Summary: Paul said “you ARE light”. Jesus said “you are the light of the world”. When we continue to behave like those who live in darkness, we are hiding the light that can transform the world. The only way to enlighten is to be light.
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Denomination: *other
Views: 139
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Shared by: Rodney Fry on Oct, 2016
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Series: Pastor
Scripture: Ephesians 5:18-6:4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 69
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Shared by: Derrick Tuper on Oct, 2016
Summary: Last week I asked what love had to do with salvation, my relationship with God, my relationship with others and lastly, I asked what love had to do with my service for God. Today I’ll be focusing on what love has to do with various relationships in life.
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Shared by: Ken Henson on Sep, 2016
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Scripture: Ephesians 5:1-2
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Shared by: Archie Norman on Sep, 2016
Summary: Flawed
Series: Church 101
Scripture: Ephesians 5:27
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Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Sep, 2016
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