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Don’t Trip: A C.R.I.P. Walk Tutorial – Part 3
February 21, 2021

Don’t Trip: A C.R.I.P. Walk Tutorial – Part 3

February 21, 2021

Review

  • Last week we continued our series on Paul’s letter to the Ephesians.
  • We will continue with second half of Ephesians today, in a series titled: Don’t Trip: A C.R.I.P. Walk Tutorial.
  • For our purposes C.R.I.P. stands for Christ Revealed In Prayer
  • This lesson is about how drawing close to Jesus affects our walk.
  • In Ephesians and much of the rest of the Bible, walking is a metaphor for life.
  • Your walk refers to how you live.
  • The first three chapters focus of Ephesians focus on what we believe, but the second three chapters focus on how we behave.

Key Principle from Last Week:

  • We choose how we identify and how we behave.
  • God holds us accountable for how we identify and how we behave—not how we feel on the inside.

 

Ephesians 4:25-32

Ephesians 5:1-5

 

In Sum,

To C.R.I.P. Walk is to follow the principles of the Ten Commandments:

Love Principle

10 Commandments

Ephesians

Love God

1. You shall have no other Gods but me.

Ephesians 4:30

Ephesians 5:5

2. You shall not make for yourself any idol, nor bow down to it or worship it.

Ephesians 4:30 

Ephesians 5:5 

3. You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God.

Ephesians 4:29 

Ephesians 5:4 

4. You shall remember and keep the Sabbath day holy.

Ephesians 2:6

Love Your Neighbor

5. Respect your father and mother.

Ephesians 6:1-3

6. You must not commit murder.

Ephesians 4:26 

Ephesians 4:31 

7. You must not commit adultery.

Ephesians 5:3 

Ephesians 5:5 

8. You must not steal.

Ephesians 4:28 

9. You must not give false evidence against your neighbor.

Ephesians 4:25 

10. You must not be envious of your neighbor’s goods. You shall not be envious of his house nor his wife, nor anything that belongs to your neighbor.

Ephesians 5:3

Ephesians 5:5 

  • I Corinthians 6:9-11 
  • “The apostle Paul, in writing here about the ‘unrighteous,’ is addressing a body of believers living in a city known for its gross sexual immorality.
  • He lists a catalog of sins characterizing sexual impurity and says that those who commit them will be disinherited from the Kingdom.
  • Does this mean that people who engage in sexual sin will lose their salvation?
  • No, Rather, what the Word of God is saying is that sex sins obliterate the confidence, authority and power and blessings of the Kingdom. . . .
  • Sex sins tend to dull our souls to the God-given joy of our salvation, robbing us of the strength that joy is designed to sustain” (Jack Hayford, Fatal Attractions: Why Sex Sins Are Worse Than Others, Regal:2004, p.61)
  • Psalm 51:12

Ephesians 5:6-14

  • Identification is everything.
  • Act like children of God.
  • God uses us as flashlights.

Ephesians 5:15-20 

  • Examine your behavior.
  • Take advantage of the opportunity to act morally.
  • Stay under the influence of the Holy Spirit
  • God breathes into us like wind instruments to create poetic expressions of praise, worship, and thanksgiving.

 

© Joshua D. Smith, Ph.D., 2021

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