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        d       e       v       o       s »mon Read Ephesians 5:8. Now that you’re in the light, what is your responsibility to those still in darkness? Thank God for the light He shines on people who are in darkness. »tues Sometimes people fall into the trap of believing lies because they don’t know the truth. Ask God to help you recognize the difference between truth and lies. »wed  Read out loud to yourself Ephesians 5:6-17. Choose one verse to memorize— and apply. Thank God that you don’t have to walk in darkness, but you can walk in His light. »thurs Read Ephesians 5:6-10. List some of the “empty words” that have recently tricked you. Ask God for a sincere desire to know His truth as well as what pleases Him. »fri Read Ephesians 5:16. Plan a tentative time schedule for tomorrow, prayerfully considering how you can make the “most of every oppor tunity ,” especially when it’s the weekend! »sat Read Ephesians 5:8 again. To live as a child of light, you need to be aware of the lies of the darkness. Ask your minister or another mature Christian what he or she considers the most dangerous spiritual lies currently being spread by people. For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light. —Ephesians 5:8 Light The Bible says that Satan can appear like an angel of light. So how can we tell the light of truth from mere shadows? The main thing is to know the light source so well that we won’t be deceived by holograms. Which of these quotes are truths from God, our light source; and which are things that sound good, but are really lies?  Answers: 1. Lie: Ben Franklin said this, and it is directly opposed to Scripture, see Rom. 5:8 2. Light: This is a paraphrase of Eph. 5:12 3. Lie: This is a popular quote by Marianne Williamson, used frequently in inspirational movies. Williamson herself believes in personal empowerment, as well as a combination of Christianity, Judaism, Zen Buddhism, and “New Thought” spiritualism. This quote sounds good, but Scripture says that our “deepest fear” is having our inner darkness exposed to the light of Christ—John 1; Eph 5:8 4. Light: lyric from the Switchfoot song, “Gone.” See 1 Cor. 7:29-31 5. Light: quote from Madeleine L’Engle, see Job 40—41 and 1 Cor 1:18-25 6. Lie: This is a common excuse to justify sinful behavior. Sin often feels good, and it might not have obvious, immediate harm, but in the end it will always corrupt the soul. When we try to cir- cumvent God’s law with our own excuses, there will always be consequences. See Prov. 14:12  L es vs God helps those  who help themselves. 1  Y ou shouldn’t even talk  about the sinful things that people do privately. 2 Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.… The glory of God is within us. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. 3 She said he said, “Live like no tomorrow. Every day we borrow Brings us one step closer to the edge (innity).” 4 We rebel against the impossible. Some professional religion-mongers  try to make God possible, domesticate Him so that He’s easy  to believe in…. But an acceptable Christianity is not Christian; a comprehensible God is no more than an idol. 5  As long as no one gets hurt, it’s okay. 6 42 DEC JAN FEB 2107512 p33-64-FSE.indd 42 4/19/11 9:50 AM

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    d

    evos

    monRead Ephesians 5:8. Now

    that youre in the light, what

    is your responsibility to those

    still in darkness? Thank God

    for the light He shines on

    people who are in darkness.

    tuesSometimes people fall intothe trap of believing lies

    because they dont know

    the truth. Ask God to help

    you recognize the difference

    between truth and lies.

    wedRead out loud to yourself

    Ephesians 5:6-17. Choose

    one verse to memorize

    and apply. Thank God that

    you dont have to walk in

    darkness, but you can walk in

    His light.

    thursRead Ephesians 5:6-10. List some of the

    empty words that have recently tricked

    you. Ask God for a sincere desire to

    know His truth as well as what pleases

    Him.

    friRead Ephesians 5:16. Plan a tentative

    time schedule for tomorrow, prayerfully

    considering how you can make

    the most of every oppor tunity,

    especially when its the weekend!

    satRead Ephesians 5:8 again. To live as a

    child of light, you need to be aware of the

    lies of the darkness. Ask your minister or

    another mature Christian what he or she

    considers the most dangerous spiritual

    lies currently being spread by people.

    For you wereonce darkness,but now you arelight in the Lord.Live as children

    of light.Ephesians 5:8

    Light

    The Bible says that Satan can

    appear like an angel of light.

    So how can we tell the light of

    truth from mere shadows? The

    main thing is to know the light

    source so well that we wont be

    deceived by holograms. Which of

    these quotes are truths from God,

    our light source; and which arethings that sound good, but are

    really lies?

    Answers:

    1. Lie: Ben Franklin said this, and it is directly opposed to Scripture, see Rom. 5:8

    2.Light: This is a paraphrase of Eph. 5:123.Lie:This is a popular quote by Marianne Williamson, used frequently in inspirational movies.

    Williamson herself believes in personal empowerment, as well as a combination of Christianity,

    Judaism, Zen Buddhism, and New Thought spiritualism. This quote soundsgood, but Scripture

    says that our deepest fear is having our inner darkness exposed to the light of ChristJohn

    1; Eph 5:8

    4.Light: lyric from the Switchfoot song, Gone. See 1 Cor. 7:29-31

    5.Light: quote from Madeleine LEngle, see Job 4041 and 1 Cor 1:18-25

    6.Lie: This is a common excuse to justify sinful behavior. Sin often feels good, and it might not

    have obvious, immediate harm, but in the end it will always corrupt the soul. When we try to cir-

    cumvent Gods law with our own excuses, there will always be consequences. See Prov. 14:12

    L esvs

    God helpsthosewho helpthemselves. 1

    You shouldnteven talkabout thesinful thingsthat people doprivately. 2

    Our deepest fear is not that weare inadequate. Our deepest fearis that we are powerful beyondmeasure. It is our light, not ourdarkness that most frightens us.The glory of God is within us. Andas we let our own light shine, weunconsciously give other peoplepermission to do the same. 3

    She said he said, Live likeno tomorrow.

    Every day we borrow

    Brings us one step closerto the edge (innity). 4

    We rebelagainst theimpossible. Some

    professionalreligion-mongerstry to makeGod possible,domesticate Himso that Hes easyto believe in.But an acceptableChristianity isnot Christian; acomprehensibleGod is nomore than anidol. 5

    As long as noone gets hurt, its

    okay.6

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    Thinkofadeepdarksinthatyoureashamedof.Takeablackpenandwritethatsinbelow,

    whereitsallblack.

    Onedefinitionofintegrity mightbe

    livingthesamewaywhen

    nobodyswatching.Ifeveryone

    could seeyour privateactions, what would

    they thinkofthem? As maturefollowersof

    Christ, weare askedtoliveconsistently,

    asifwewere always inthe light.

    Doesntshow, right? Itwouldshowquiteclearly.

    Whatifyouwereto

    writethatsinover

    hereinthelight?

    For you were oncedarkness, but now

    Lord.Live as children

    you arelightin the

    Ephesians 5:8of light.

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