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Ephesians
Paul’s Greatest Church Planting Success
 14 March 2018
Archdale church of Christ – Russ McCullough
Lesson # 12 – Ephesians 5.3 – 5.17


1.     How is the word “but” used in transition between vs. 2 and 3?
2.     The phrase “sexual immorality” is better translated F___________________
The Greek for this word is P______________ from which we get our English word P_________________.  It is an all inclusive word that describes A_____ sexual contact of A_______ outside of the marriage of one man to one woman.  This includes all forms of H__________________.
3.     What other two things must be avoided?
4.     How much variance in this decree is noted?
5.     Define, then, what is “proper among saints?”
6.     What 3 things are “out of place?”
7.     Replacing all of these things is T____________________.
8.     Discuss how that when there is thanksgiving that this battles all that is evil.
9.     Who has no inheritance in the Kingdom?
10. How is idolatry considered the same as covetousness?
11. The so-called “Word of Faith” movement is I_______________ for it is based on C__________________.
12. What kind of words deceive?  Give some examples of some of these kinds of words in our society.
13. Why is all of this so vitally important?
14. What does the word “associate” mean in vs. 7?  A better translation might be P________________ which literally means Co P___________________.
15. How does Paul use “Hebrew Parallelism” (C____________) in vs. 8?
16. How are we to walk?
17. How does Paul define this “fruit of the light?”
18. What are we to actively and continually to do?
19. How much darkness are we to allow into our world view?
20. What is a Christian need to do when confronting darkness?
21. How does one go about “exposing darkness” in the public square?
22. What is shameful for a Christian?
23. What happens when the light exposes these sins?  What (who) is the light?
24. The light, then, is actually the S________________ and we are but the V_____________ through which the light shines.
25. We are, therefore, to look C______________, how we W___________, not as U___________ but as W__________.
26. Why?
27. We escape foolishness when?

                                                      ANSWER GRID:

1.     How is the word “but” used in transition between vs. 2 and 3?

It contrasts the walk of the Godly and the un-godly
2.     The phrase “sexual immorality” is better translated F___________________
The Greek for this word is P______________ from which we get our English word P_________________.  It is an all-inclusive word that describes A_____ sexual contact of A_______ outside of the marriage of one man to one woman.  This includes all forms of H__________________.
Fornication, Porneia, Pornography, All, Any, Homosexuality
3.     What other two things must be avoided?
Impurity, Covetousness
4.     How much variance in this decree is noted?
None
5.     Define, then, what is “proper among saints?”
The absence of all the above
6.     What 3 things are “out of place?”
Filthiness, Foolish Talk, Crude Joking

7.     Replacing all of these things is T____________________.
Thanksgiving
8.     Discuss how that when there is thanksgiving that this battles all that is evil.
See Romans 1.21 & Ecclesiastes 12.13 – 14.   A truly thankful person is a God-fearer
9.     Who has no inheritance in the Kingdom?
The Fornicator, The Impure, and The Covetous
10. How is idolatry considered the same as covetousness?
The idol was seen as a kind of ATM machine to get what one wanted.  The idol seemed to offer man a kind of quid-pro-quo “let’s make a deal” religious program
11. What kind of words deceive?  Give some examples of some of these kinds of words in our society.
Empty, Congregational input – Hint: one example: “Missional”
12. Why is all of this so vitally important?
Because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience
13. What does the word “associate” mean in vs. 7?  A better translation might be P________________ which literally means Co P___________________.
Partaker, Co-Participant
14. How does Paul use “Hebrew Parallelism” (C____________) in vs. 8?
Contrast.  Darkness is contrasted with light
15. How are we to walk?
As children of light
16. How does Paul define this “fruit of the light?”
All that is Good, Right and True
17. What are we to actively and continually to do?
Proving what is acceptable to God / Discerning what is pleasing to God
18. How much darkness are we to allow into our world view?
None
19. What does a Christian need to do when confronting darkness?
Take no part in it and instead expose it
20. How does one go about “exposing darkness” in the public square?
Congregational response
21. What is shameful for a Christian?
To speak of what evil doers do in secret

22. What happens when the light exposes these sins?  What (who) is the light?
Evil becomes visible for what it is.  Jesus Christ per John 8.12.  Jesus Christ is the Word per John 1.1
23. The light, then, is actually the S________________ and we are but the V_____________ through which the light shines.
Scriptures, Vessels
24. We are, therefore, to look C______________, how we W___________, not as U___________ but as W__________.
Carefully, Walk, Un-wise, Wise
25. Why?
The days are evil
26. We escape foolishness when?
When we understand what the Will of the Lord is

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