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Port Hueneme church of Christ


Imitating God

Ephesians 5:1-8

by Mason French


  • Introduction
  • I. IMITATING GOD
    • A. The Highest Standard in All the World
      • 1. All Greeks understood imitating their gods
      • 2. Take teacher's nature (II Peter 1:4)
    • B. This Nature Requires Three Things
      • 1. The character
      • 2. Attitude
      • 3. The generous actions
  • II. MAIN EMPHASIS ON TWO THINGS
    • A. Love
    • B. Forgiveness
    • C. Conditions for Forgiveness
      • 1. Repentance (Luke 17:3-4)
      • 2. Confession (Luke 17:3-4)
  • III. LOVE LIKE CHRIST
    • A. A Sacrificial Love
      • 1. Real sacrifice requires two things
        • a. True obedience (Hebrews 5:8-9)
        • b. True love for fellow man (Matthew 22:37-40)
      • 2. Imitate by two things
        • a. Sacrifice
        • b. Forgive
  • IV. THINGS THAT RUIN RELATIONSHIPS
    • A. Immorality
    • B. Making Light of Sin (Romans 6)
  • Conclusion
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