How Not To Be Stupid | Ephesians: Your Life In The Family Of God, Part 11

November 20, 2022   /   Crosstown Alliance Church

Ephesians, pt 11 – “How to NOT be Stupid”

Ephesians 5:15-22
Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, 19 addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, 20 giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 21 submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

1. 

“All those dumb things you do…don’t”  God

Ephesians 5:15
Look carefully then how you walk, not as  but as ,

Is this the wise thing to do?

Ephesians 5:16
making the , because the days are evil.

Don’t do 
Don’t miss opportunities to do 

2. 

Ephesians 5:17
Therefore do not be foolish, but  what the  is.

How do we understand the will of the Lord?
 (Prayer)

Matthew 7:7-8
, and it will be given to you; , and you will find; , and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks , and the one who seeks , and to the one who knocks it will be .

 (Scripture)

Hebrews 1:1-2
Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God  to our fathers , 2 but in these last days he has , whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.

Romans 12:2
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the , that by testing you may discern what is the , what is good and acceptable and perfect.

 (Community)

Proverbs 11:14
Where there is no guidance, a people falls,
but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.

3. 

Ephesians 5:18
And do not get  with wine, for that is debauchery, but be ,

Don’t be dumb ()

What comes  is an indication of what’s .

Ephesians 5:19-21
addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,  and making melody to the Lord with your heart, 20  always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 21  out of reverence for Christ.

When you’re are  with the ,
you end up  out the .

What comes out of those who are filled with the spirit…

Worship ()
Gratitude ()
Outdoing one another in showing honor ()

What are you being filled with?

If it is , it’s probably .

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