Pastor Tim Pianta 65 Main Street, Tolga, Phone 0418882605 Email tolgacommunitychurch@gmail.com ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Ephesians 5:1-2

Ephesians 5:1-2

Christ - among us, in us, be traced in ourselves and speak to us.  He doesn't just want to speak to us but see himself in us.  Godly love and Godly holiness.

My life is the life I live for Christ; in Christ and through Christ.

Wrought - heating, hammer, water, shape; hammered out.  God wants to hammer us out. 

It's not just good enough to know God.  Don’t live in temptation house but in God's house/community.

We study God; learn his ways; copy him just like in a family. 

St Augustine: God could love man so much and man love God so little.

https://www.christianhistoryinstitute.org/study/module/augustine/

You can't plead ignorance  (darkness);  light (truth) - stay and journey in the light.   We can't just walk as Christ?  No we should shine as well.  It's important that we shine (turn the light on)  when light shines; it falls on other. 

Shine on others, who shine on others and others  (reflected light).  We are to shine God's light not our light.   To walk as children of light we are to shine God's light.

We are to be imitators of God; not intimidated.  

We can't use human reasoning; do as Christ would do.  Your job?  Be imitators of God; it's others choice what they do when the light falls on them.

We need to be imitators of God - his grace, love, light. 

Be careful that the light doesn't go out.  Be children of the light; not darkness.   Be imitators of God - love, goodness, mercy.

Forgiveness is important because  if we don't forgive, we are bound up/tied up/held down.

The Son came to reveal the Father.

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