Summary: This is message 9 of a 13 part series taken from the Book of Ephesians describing "The Power of a Blessed Life."

You are a New Person in Jesus

Ephesians 4:17-32

I. Don’t be Like the Lost

A. Darkened Understanding.

“…darkened in their understanding …”

B. Detached from God.

“…separated from the life of God …”

C. Dulled Sensitivity.

“Having lost all sensitivity…”

D. Desiring Impurity.

“…indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more…”

II. Put off the Old Self

"…which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires…"

A. Do Not Lie.

“…put off falsehood and speak truthfully …”

B. Do Not Hold Grudges.

"Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.”

C. Do not Steal.

“…steal no longer …”

D. Do not Talk Trash.

"Do not let unwholesome talk come out of your mouths …”

E. Do not Grieve the Holy Spirit.

“…do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God …”

III. When We Put on the New Self, We Will:

A. Be Renewed.

“…be made new in the attitude of your minds …”

B. Be Holy.

“…be like God in true righteousness and holiness …”

C. Be Useful.

“…doing something useful with his hands…”

D. Be Encouraging.

“…what is helpful for building up others according to their needs …”

E. Be Mutual.

“…be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other …”

Memory Verse: “You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.” Ephesians 4:22-24

Disclaimer: This series of messages are not completely original with me but have been adapted to meet the needs of our congregation.

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