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Ephesians 4:17-32 - Off with the Old, On with the New

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Ephesians 4:17-32 - Off with the Old, On with the New

Mike Butler

Does it matter how I dress? Why is that so important as a Christian? For many people, this conversation has more to do with what people see instead of what they know. Truthfully, there are times when we have to ask ourselves if what we are doing is about us or about Jesus. This week, Pastor Butler speaks to us about the reality that in Christ we have literally “put on Christ”, that we wear Him around in our daily lives. As he focuses on Ephesians 4:17-32, Pastor Butler will speak to us about learning to live by the motto “Off with the Old, On with the New”. Join us Sunday mornings at 9:00 and 10:30 am for worship in our Main Sanctuary (9:00/10:30) and the South Building (10:30). Visit us at www.crosspointe.tv CrossPointe.

Ephesians 4:17-32 - Off with the Old, On With the New

Ephesians 4:17-24, NIV 2011 17 So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. 18 They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts . 19 Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, and they are full of greed.  20 That, however, is not the way of life you learned 21 when you heard about Christ and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. 22 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; 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

 

  • There are no individuals - everyone looks like someone else.
  • It does matter what we wear.


 

Ephesians 4:25-32, NIV 2011 25 Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body. 26 “In your anger do not sin” Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold. 28 Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need. 29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

 

We must learn that how we “dress” determines if our relationships are covered.

  1. Clean out the closet!

  2. There should only be one name-brand in your closet - Christ.

  3. Accept that you will have to repeat this process often.