Ephesians: The Feutility Of God

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Ephesians 4:17-24 - Nihilism doesn’t hear 17 Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. 18 They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. 19 They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity. 20 But that is not the way you learned Christ!— 21 assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, 22 to put off your old self,[f] which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires,23 and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, 24 and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness Introduction Context - Chapter 1-3 Indicative - 4:1 “Therefore” (start of Imperitive) o 4:1-6 Unity in the community of God’s People o 4:7-16 Diversity in the community of God’s People 1. When you hear you walk out of Nihilism “17 Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds.” - Audience originally gentiles - Jews were not excluded o “And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, 2 in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. 3 Among them we

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