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And He Himself gave some to be....evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ...
- Ephesians 4:11-12

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Sunday, July 30, 2006

Don't Walk This Way

Continuing on in our series titled Learn to Discern, this morning our text will be taken from Ephesians 4:17-19 -

This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind, having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart; who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

We have all heard the line "Walk this way." Usually followed by a comic walk copied by those who follow. But the Bible here tells us how we are NOT to walk. So as we work through these verses we will learn how to look for indications that we are walking in an improper manner as children of God. We are, after all, told in Eph. 4:1-16 to walk worthy of our calling, to walk in unity, and to walk in truth. So to walk in a manner not worthy, in disunity and deception, is to walk in a way that displeases God and discredits our profession of faith in Christ.

Through the course of the message we will learn what it means to not walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, studying what the Bible means when it tells us that the Gentiles walk in the futility of their mind with darkened understanding (a lack of discernment) due to their alienation from God. They are, we are told, ignorant, blind, past feeling, given over to lewdness, and are working all uncleanness with greediness.

We will then examine the cure for this cursed walk - which of course is the Cross of Christ!

Listen or download this sermon for free: Don't Walk This Way.



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