Make the most of the TIME

Ephesians 5

CONTEXT
Ephesians was a cyclical letter that was to be sent to many churches in the area around Ephesus (southern Turkey). Paul wrote while in prison and therefore had time to add theological/doctrinal detail.
The first half of the letter emphasizes the status of believers as “saved by grace not by works.” And because of that, now we (believers) are “In Christ”; a phrase Paul uses 34 times in Ephesians.

The latter half of the letter is encouragement/challenge to grow in maturity and live imitating Jesus during the “time/kairos” (verse 15).

INTRODUCTION
Pooh logic

Maturity is the goal.

TIME is of the essence

“I am with you.” How is he with you?

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