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Back to School Bash 8.15.21
Sermon Notes 8/15/21- Back to School Bash Sunday
Ephesians 4:25-5:2
New Revised Standard Version
Rules for the New Life
25 So then, putting away falsehood, let all of us speak the truth to our neighbors, for we are members of one another. 26 Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27 and do not make room for the devil. 28 Thieves must give up stealing; rather let them labor and work honestly with their own hands, so as to have something to share with the needy. 29 Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is useful for building up,[a] as there is need, so that your words may give grace to those who hear. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with which you were marked with a seal for the day of redemption. 31 Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice, 32 and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you.[b] 5 1 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children, 2 and live in love, as Christ loved us[c] and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

This passage is labeled as rules for the new life in the NRSV Translation. This is a great application for all of the students, teachers, parents, and the rest of us as we start a new school year. These are some tough challenges in this passage but if we apply them, what an amazing impact we will have in the community this year. As a community of faith let us strive to be imitators of God like this passage talks about.

We can’t wait to see you Sunday as we pray over our students and teachers. We will also dig deeper into this passage from Ephesians. See you Sunday!

Pastor Andy

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