Walking in Love and Wisdom

May 1, 2022 Speaker: Tim Rice Series: Ephesians

Passage: Ephesians 5:1-21

Memory Verse for the Week: Ephesians 5:1-2 (ESV)

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. 

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Intro: What does it mean that we are in a war of Light vs. Darkness?

How has God designed us for love and wisdom?

How have we distorted God’s good design for us and others?

How do we gain wisdom from God and power to live differently?


1. Worship the LORD, God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit for how He loves sinners, even when we have been unloving and unfaithful toward Him. Praise God for His character to be compassionate to His enemies who repent.

2. How have you lived foolishly – either ignorant by your own doing, or corrupt, or drunk on the things of this world? Confess your idolatry and lack of love to Jesus, asking Him to cleanse you and change your heart to love His Father more than any created thing or experience.

3. Give thanks to Jesus for how He is a Savior of the ugly, guilty, disgraced, and enslaved. Thank Him for loving you, and that while He knew exactly what it would take to restore us, that He did it!

4. Who do you know that is battered by the effects of foolishness and sexual immorality? Pray for them, asking the Lord Jesus to work in their life to heal and forgive them as well as free them from the bondage to idols.

5. Pray for the Holy Spirit to pour out His power upon you, to weaken the hold sin has on you and to deepen your love for Him. Ask for growth in your faithfulness, especially as it is a fruit of the Spirit.

Looking Back

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