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WHEN A DOOR IS NOT A DOOR?

Ephesians 4:22-32

Introduction

Childhood riddle When is a door not a door? Answer: When it is ajar.

When is a thief not a thief? Liar, drunk, etc.

CHANGE IS 2-FACETED

Putting off the old way, behavior, life style

Putting on an new behavior

Just putting off is temporary

Just putting on is hypocrisy

SPECIFICS IN OUR TEXT

CONDUCT

PUT OFF

PUT ON

Anger (26-27)

Holding in or Acting out

Self control

Thief (28)

Stealing

Work so you can share

Speech (29)

Hurtful, cutting speech

Grace, build up, edify

Bitterness

Malice, bitterness

Loving, tender, forgiving

 

OTHER PASSAGES

 

Hebrews 10:25

Forsaking

Attend, encourage

Matthew 16:24

Self

Follow Jesus

1 Thessalonians 1:9

Idolatry

Worship the living God

1 Peter 3:9

Evil for evil

Good for evil

 


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