August 08, 2021 Sermon Outline

“Forgiven & Forgiving” * Ephesians 4:31,32

Pastor John W. Uhl * August 08, 2021

 

Ephesians 4:20-32

[20] But that is not the way you learned Christ!—

[21] assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, [22] to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires,

[23] and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,

[24] and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.

[25] Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.

[26] Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,

[27] and give no opportunity to the devil.

[28] Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.

[29] Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

[30] And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

[31] Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.

[32] Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

 

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  1.     Do Not Grieve the Holy Spirit by Harboring Bitterness (Eph 4:31).

Ephesians 6:4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

 

Matthew 12:43-45 - Return of an Unclean Spirit

[43] When the unclean spirit has gone out of a person, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, but finds none. [44] Then it says, I will return to my house from which I came.And when it comes, it finds the house empty, swept, and put in order. [45] Then it goes and brings with it seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they enter and dwell there, and the last state of that person is worse than the first. So also will it be with this evil generation.”

 

 

 

 

 

2.       Put-On Christian Kindness (Eph 4:32).

Ephesians 2:7 …so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

 

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

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