Option Two- Week of September 20th

After reviewing the message notes, spend some time reading through the following passage with an eye for what God would want you to change and develop in your life. Here is a way to approach it: Read the whole passage through two or three times out loud. Then, read it and underline or circle the words and phrases that particularly stand out to you. Next, pray and ask God to help you see what He most wants you to focus on. Read through again and see if one (or at most two) things stand out to begin addressing. Make a list of specific ways you can grow/change in accordance to what you have seen. Now, ask God to help you apply what you have determined, so you can implement it this week.

21Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, 22 throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. 23 Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. 24 Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy. 25 So stop telling lies. Let us tell our neighbors the truth, for we are all parts of the same body. 26 And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 for anger gives a foothold to the devil. 28 If you are a thief, quit stealing. Instead, use your hands for good hard work, and then give generously to others in need. 29 Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will bean encouragement to those who hear them. 30 And do not bring sorrow to God’s Holy Spirit by the way you live. Remember, he has identified you as his own, guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. 32 Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.

Ephesians 4:21-32 (NLT)


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