The final verse in Ephesians 4 gives directions on how a Christian should conduct his life. It is the opposite of the preceding verse which warns Christians of certain malicious and slanderous behavior. Verse 32, in short, is a description of what our Savior Jesus Christ is like. We ought to emulate Him in [...]
It is a pity that Christians need to be told not to hurt each other. Some Christians do more than hold grudges toward one another and are indeed bitter and angry in spite of the mercy which Christ has shown to us all. But that is a fact, that some Christians have what we [...]
What a terrible thing it is when a Christian sins. More than the Christian is impacted when they sin. People around them suffer, they themselves suffer, and God suffers as well.
In Ephesians 4:30, specially we learn that the Holy Spirit is grieved when a Christian sins.
Ephesians 4:30 “And grieve not the holy [...]
When you reconcile your life with God, God expects you to follow up with a change of how you live. You will want to be a different person who serves God, and produces fruit for the Lord rather than continue in your old sinful ways. It is only upon your repentance that you can [...]
God expects you, as a Christian, to give 100% of yourself to Him. He expects nothing to be in your life which could detract from Him. One of the ten commandments tells us to have no other gods before Him. The term “gods” in this verse can take on may forms. We may not [...]
If you are a Christian who doesn’t have their life right with God, now is a good time for you to straighten that out with the Lord. You not only hinder yourself by living in sin, but you also hinder the entire church. Paul has been talking about church unity in Ephesians 4, and [...]
Sin destroys. Plain and simple. One who fails to yield to the yearning of the Holy Ghost will inevitably have sin enter their life and spiritually destroy them. In Ephesians 4:19, the Apostle Paul gives us a picture of the person who has resisted the Holy Spirit, and what it has led them to [...]
When you become a Christian, God expects you to live a morally decent life. He expects you to read and study the Bible, and become knowledgeable of the things that are in it. It is not good enough to just go to church. You don’t put on your Christianity like you do a coat, [...]
God expects Christians to mature spiritually when He forgives them of their sins. We are expected to study the Bible and become strong Christians. In fact, Paul states in Ephesians 4:13-15 that Bible study is necessary for the church to be unified, and for the church to grow. Each congregation should have a scheduled [...]