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Sermon by Mike Smith 4/26/09

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2. Ephesians 5:14-18ISV

  • for everything that is visible is light. That is why it says, Wake up, O sleeper! Arise from the dead, And Christ will shine on you . 15 So, then, be careful how you live. Do not be unwise but wise, 16making the best use of time because the days are evil.
  • 17Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.
  • 18 Stop getting drunk with wine, which leads to wild living, but keep on being filled with the Spirit.

3. Say No To Spiritual Narcolepsy

  • Narcolepsyfrom Greek narke numbness, stuporandlepsis attack, seizure.
    • Be awake spiritually !
      • Gods Word is like a refreshingwater that wakes us from our narcoleptic situation making usalert to the day we must tackleand life we should live.
      • John 4:10-14; Eph. 5:26

4. Ephesians 5:15

  • We must be careful tolive wiselynot foolishly.
  • Thus, it does matter how we live!
    • Anddo this , knowing the time,that now it is high time toawake out of sleep ;for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed .Romans 13:11

5. Ephesians 5:16

  • Wemust live wisely by making the best use of our timebecause the days are evil and pose a potential threat to this vital necessity.
    • Many set the wrong example, and others do not have the knowledgeof God because of their corruptways, not teaching and showinga right example.1 Cor. 15:33-34
    • Wake up to righteousness!

6. Ephesians 5:17

  • We can avoid being foolish by understanding what Gods will is.
  • Must study and search the scriptures.2 Tim. 2:15; Acts 17:11
    • Then we can understand Gods
    • willEph. 3:3-4; Col. 2:2-3
    • Then we can do His will!Mt. 28:20

7. Ephesians 5:18

  • We must empty our lives of all sinful things andbe filled with Gods Spirit !
  • Through the Word of God!1 Pet. 1:20-25; 2 Pet. 1:2-4
    • Effectively works in us1 Thes. 2:13
    • Spiritual understandingCol. 1:9
    • Thoroughly equips us2 Tim. 3:16-17

8.

  • Time is short -1 Cor. 7:29; Jas. 4:14
  • Get and be ready for the judgment!-Acts 17:30-31; John 12:48
    • Hear and Believe -Rom. 10:17
    • Repent of sins -Acts 3:19
    • Confess Jesus -Rom. 10:9-10
    • Be baptized -Acts 22:16

Let us hear Gods wake up call!