Christian Walk (Old Man – New Man)

Christian Walk (Old Man – New Man)

 

Ephesians 4:20-24 (ESV) ~ But that is not the way you learned Christ! – assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.

 

As a believer, as a Christian, as a Child of God, as an heir/join heir with Christ, we are to WALK IN CHRIST. We are not to walk as other men walk. The reason is clearly stated – believers do no learn a sinful life from Christ. Christ did not live a sinful life.

 

If we WALK IN CHRIST, LEARN FROM CHRIST, LIFE LIKE CHRIST, HEAR FROM CHRIST, then we WALK, LEARN, and HEAR the TRUTH!

 

Let’s look at this passage of scripture one more time. This time, we are going to look at other verses that tie into this one.

 

Ephesians 4:20-24 (ESV) ~ But that is not the way you (1) learned Christ! – assuming that (2) you have heard about him and (3) were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, to (4-7) put off (8) your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through (9) deceitful desires, and (10) to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, (11) created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.

 

  1. Matthew 11:29 (ESV) ~ Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
  2. Ephesians 1:13 (ESV) ~ In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,
  3. Colossians 2:6-7 (ESV) ~ Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.
  4. Colossians 3:8 (ESV) ~ But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.
  5. Hebrews 12:1 (ESV) ~ Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
  6. James 1:21 (ESV) ~ Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
  7. 1 Peter 2:1 (ESV) ~ So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander.
  8. Colossians 3:9 (ESV) ~ Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices
  9. Hebrews 3:13 (ESV) ~ But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.
  10. Romans 12:2 (ESV) ~ Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
  11. Ephesians 2:10 (ESV) ~ For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
 
Pastor Andy Lambert

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