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Imitating God So That Others Can Enter the Kingdom

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Live a Life of Love

To imitate God MEANS to live a life of love.  It’s not a cop out, it’s not cheap theology, it is one of the deepest mysteries of God and the most powerful force in the universe.  God is love and love is what will draw people into the Kingdom.

Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Ephesians 4

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My Super Power is Kindness

In the second half of Ephesians 4 we see Paul laying out a the basic ground rules of how we should treat one another as the Body of Christ.

Building Up the Church

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Each of us has a COVENANT RELATIONSHIP with God and with each other, and a KINGDOM RESPONSIBILITY to use the gifts we have been given to build each other up.

Knowing the Unknowable – Ephesians 3:14-21

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Unknowable

In a fit of excitement and exuberance, Paul prays that we would KNOW the UNKNOWABLE and that we would CONTAIN the UNCONTAINABLE, telling us that this is impossible but that God will not only do answer this pray but will do ABUNDANTLY, EXCEEDINGLY MORE than we ask or even imagine!

Tearing Down Fences – Ephesians 2:11-22

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Tear Down Fences

Here Paul tells us that, in His death, Jesus tore down the religious fences that have been set up by people to keep those who are far from Him away.

Getting Our Identity from God – Ephesians 2:1-10

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Identity

The world wants to put labels on us that tell us who we are, but the only One who can tell us that is our Father Who created us.