What have we learned? Eph 4:21-25 092009 BRUMC 3of5Practices (a)rui

Eph 4.21-25 NRSV

21 For surely you have heard about him and were taught in him, as truth is in Jesus. 22 You were taught to put away your former way of life, your old self, corrupt and deluded by its lusts, 23 and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, 24 and to clothe yourselves with the new self, created according to the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. 25 So then, putting away falsehood, let all of us speak the truth to our neighbors, for we are members of one another.

What have we learned?

   Learned Truth is in Jesus…

   Learned to put away your old self and former ways…

   Learned to be renewed in the Spirit

   Learned to clothe ourselves we the new self

   Learned we are 2speak the truth, for we are members of one another.

Learned Truth is in Jesus…

  • Looking for the truth, what is right and wrong, good /bad
  • Truth is foundation, bedrock
  • Truth is Power and Freedom
  • Truth is integrity and Peace
  • Truth is ours in Jesus Christ..
  • LOOK NO FURTHER

Learned to put away your old self and former ways…

  • Put away ignorance, NOT knowing, playing dumb
  • Put away prior habits and behaviors
  • Put away old witness, others are looking
  • We are new persons in Jesus Christ
  • LOOK WHO WE ARE BECOMING

Learned to be renewed in the Spirit

  • Acknowledge that we need to feed/eat for spiritual growth
  • Affirm that our spirit is not intended to stay a baby
  • Keep being renewed in the Spirit 4whole life
  • God is not finished maturing us
  • GROWING OR DYING

Learned to clothe ourselves we the new self

  • Wear what is appropriate for the day.. rain, a coat, sun, shorts
  • Choose to be dressed for service and witness
  • Consider the witness of what you wear
  • Clothe the NEW self
  • GOD CLOTHES THE LILLIES

Learned we are all to speak the truth, for we are members of one another.

  • We are truth in Christ, it is not just us, it is all of us in Christ
  • Trust is we are not our old self, we are NEW
  • What of a tomato plant that bears ONE
  • CHOOSE 2B DRESSED 2 LEARN

SO WHAT: What have we learned?

  • We stand for Christ, who makes us new, daily in the spirit
  • Choose to let the presence of Christ be our clothes and grow together
  • Dressed for Successful God living….

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