The Christian's Purity - Ephesians 5:1-33

The Christian's Purity

THE CHRIST-LIKE LIFE—vv. 1-2

  • Warning—v. 1. Follow God in every way.
  • Walking—v. 2. Walk in love as Christ walked.

THE CORRUPT LIFE—vv. 3-5

  • Sinful sex—v. 3. Fornication is sin!
  • Sinful stories—v. 4. Filthy talk is sin.
  • Sanctification of self—v. 5. Unclean people cannot enter the kingdom of God.

THE CONFUSED LIFE—vv. 6-10

  • Problem—v. 6. People, who try to excuse sinning.
  • People—v. 7. Do not fellowship with sinners.
  • Purity—vv. 8-10. Before filled with sin, now we are filled with the Spirit.

THE CLEANSED LIFE—vv. 11-17

  • Separation—v. 11. Rebuked the sinful people.
  • Shame—v. 12. It is a shame to talk about their sin.
  • Showing—v. 13. Our life will expose sinners.
  • Sleeping—v. 14. Sinners should awake from sin.
  • Sanctification—vv. 15-16. Live holy each day.
  • Seriousness—v. 17. Use common sense.

THE CONSECRATED LIFE—vv. 18-21

  • Spirit—v. 18. Be filled daily with the Spirit.
  • Singing—v. 19. Singing and praising God.
  • Satisfaction—v. 20. Give thanks for all things.
  • Submitting—v. 21. Honor Christ by submitting.

THE CHRISTIAN LOVE—vv. 23-33

  • Submitting—v. 22. The husband the head of the home.
  • Subjection—vv. 23-24. Marriage and Church alike.
  • Sanctification—vv. 25-27. The cleansed Church.
  • Showing—vv. 28-30. Husbands to love their wives.
  • Spiritual—vv. 31-33. Husband and wife are one.
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