Summary: We need to walk like Christ and not like the world.

Laying it on the Line

Ephesians 4:17-32 Randall Road Baptist

February 9,1997 Sunday Morning

Monte T. Brown


Ephesians 4:17-19 This I say therefore, and testify

in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other

Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, Having

the understanding darkened, being alienated from the

life of God through the ignorance that is in them,

because of the blindness of their heart: Who being

past feeling have given themselves over unto

lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with



1.In the vanity of their mind

Means the empty illusion of the life that thinks

there is satisfaction in sin.

2.Having been darkened in the understanding

Means that the lost man has lost his perception of

moral values.

3.Being alienated from the life of God, through the

ignorance that is in them refers to all mankind and

the rebellion of Adam which is inherited by all his


Since man no longer communicates with God, he is

ignorant of the inestimable advantage of this

relationship. The result is a hardening of the


4.Who as being past feeling, have given themselves

over to uncleanness to a working of all uncleanness

in greediness.

Their continuance in this state of moral ineptitude

brings them down to the level where they have no

feeling or wrong doing. The are apathetic. The

resultant condition to plunge further into

immortality and lasciviousness. This vicious cycle

leads to a desire to go even deeper in sin. The

meaning is to covet the very depths of immorality.

Men in sin are never satisfied with sin. The become

abandoned to sin. Is not this the meaning of God

give them over to a reprobate mind.

Ephesians 4:20-21 But ye have not so learned Christ;

If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught

by him, as the truth is in Jesus:

Ephesians 4:22-24 That ye put off concerning the

former conversation the old man, which is corrupt

according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in

the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new

man, which after God is created in righteousness and

true holiness.

Ephesians 4:25-27 Wherefore putting away lying,

speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are

members one of another. Be ye angry, and sin not: let

not the sun go down upon your wrath: created in

righteousness and true holiness. Wherefore putting

away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor:

for we are members one of another. Neither give place

to the devil.

Ephesians 4:28 Let him that stole steal no more: but

rather let him labor, working with his hands the

thing which is good, that he may have to give to him

that needeth. Let no corrupt communication proceed

out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use

of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the


Ephesians 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of

God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of


Ephesians 4:31-32 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and

anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away

from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to

another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even

as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

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