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To Love or Not to Love?

(Ephesians 5:1-6)

 

“For I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God” (Acts 20:27)

Hypostellō: – to withdraw one’s self, i.e. to be timid, to cover, shrink; of those who from timidity, hesitate to avow what they believe; to be unwilling to utter from fear. (i.e., see Peter’s actions in Gal. 2:12)

 

I. This is Love (vs. 1-2)

1. Genesis 3:21

2. Deuteronomy 7:7-9

3. John 3:16-17

4. 2 Peter 3:8-9

 

II. This is Not Love (vs. 3-4)

1. 1 Samuel 2:12-17

2. 1 Samuel 2:22-24

3. Matthew 15:18-20

4. 1 Corinthians 5:1-5

 

III. Consequences for not Loving (vs. 5-6)

1. Genesis 3:16-19

2. 1 Samuel 2:27-35

3. John 3:18-20

4. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10

5. Galatians 5:19-21

 

IV. Epilogue – Sowing and Reaping

Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith(Galatians 6:7-10)

 

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