Part 3 | Think Different – Live Different

Ephesians 4:17-32

Christians do like non-Christians.

📖 Matthew 4:17 (ESV) From that time Jesus began to preach, saying “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

1. This is your brain on .

📖 Ephesians 4:17 (ESV) Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds.

📖 Ephesians 4:18-19 (ESV) They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity.

FACT: Sin is not just an – it has an .

2. This is your brain in Christ.

📖 Ephesians 4:20 (ESV) But that is not the way you learned Christ!— assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus

Discipleship is not about Jesus. It is .

📖 Ephesians 4:22 (ESV) to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. 

📖 Romans 6:16 (ESV) Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness?

3. This is your .

First: Let inhabit you.

📖 Ephesians 4:25 (ESV) Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. 

Second: Don’t let enslave you.

📖 Ephesians 4:26-27 (ESV) Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil.

Third: Don’t let control you.

📖 Ephesians 4:28 (ESV) 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.

Fourth: Let come from you.

📖 Ephesians 4:29 (ESV) 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.

📖 Ephesians 4:30 (ESV) And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

📖 Ephesians 4:31 (ESV) Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.

📖 Ephesians 4:32 (ESV) Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

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