Ephesians 5:15-21 ESV “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled … Continue reading Making the Best Use of the Time
Give God Your Heart Proverbs 23:26-28 ESV “My son, give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways. For a prostitute is a deep pit; an adulteress is a narrow well. She lies in wait like a robber and increases the traitors among mankind.” This instruction isn’t just for men, or just for … Continue reading Straight Talk
They Will Not Listen Jeremiah 6:10-11 ESV “To whom shall I speak and give warning, that they may hear? Behold, their ears are uncircumcised, they cannot listen; behold, the word of the Lord is to them an object of scorn; they take no pleasure in it. Therefore I am full of the wrath of the … Continue reading Running Rampant
What “spirit” Controls You?
Ephesians 5:17-18 ESV “Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery…” This word “drunk” has to do with inebriation and intoxication. Inebriation - To exhilarate, confuse (puzzle), or stupefy (daze) mentally or emotionally. Intoxication - overpowering exhilaration or … Continue reading What “spirit” Controls You?
Don’t Be Stupid!
Recap: In Ephesians 4 we learned that faith in Jesus Christ is leaving our old lives of sin behind us to follow our Lord Jesus in obedience to his will and to his ways. And, then we had some very practical teaching on what that looks like in everyday life. We have to stop lying, … Continue reading Don’t Be Stupid!
His Name Jesus
Matthew 1:20-23 ESV But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall … Continue reading His Name Jesus