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Pastor Ron Lewis: Faith Bible Church, Warren, Pa.


This week Pastor Ron concludes our study in Ephesians by looking back at some of the great lessons we have learned on this journey.

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Great Lessons in Ephesians

 

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Romans 12:2 (NIV) “Do not conform anymore to the pattern of
this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you
will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing,
and perfect will.”

Someone once said, “If you were to be arrested today for being a Christian
would there be enough evidence against you to convict you?” We Christians
don’t have to do the things we did before, we don’t have to follow the crowd,
we can be brand new.

For myself, after I became a Christian I lost the few friends I had, because
they did not understand me anymore, because I had changed. I knew I was
different because their foul language and bad behavior bothered me and it never
did before. When they would take the name of Jesus in vain, it was like a sharp
knife stabbing me in the heart. The good news is that God gave me another
group of friends who are really much better for me.

Today’s verse says, “be transformed!” We do this by renewing our mind, by
rejecting old patterns of thought and concentrating on new ones. I’ve found that
to renew my mind I must keep in the Word. As I read it, study it, and meditate upon it, it sinks down into my being and actually does renew my mind. It is a process. As it takes place, I discover what God wants for me.

God wants good things for all of us, just as any good father would want for
his children. When Christ comes in, instead of living just to please ourselves, we
begin to please him and lift up others.

God wants to help us fight fear and anxiety. His Word is full of suggestions
for achieving good mental health. Search and find a promise for yourself
today. Then claim it and stand on it. He is faithful!

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Ephesians 5:8  Pastor Ron explains to us who we were before we were saved and who we are after salvation. We are as different as night and day.  What does the word sanctification mean?  Also, do you think a person can make themselves into a Christian by living a certain way?  These questions and more are answered in this wonderful sermon.

Notes:

A.  Who you were and who you are…(V8a)                         ephesians5_8

Examples…

Conclusions…

B.  How you’re to walk…(V8b)

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Darkness And Light

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