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11. United by Transformation (Ephesians 4:25-5:2)

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Ephesians (part eleven)

Truth enters through the gates of our teachable hearts, transforms our minds, and improves our conduct. Having explained the central role that truth plays in the life of the Christian, Paul now itemizes the transformation that should result. He rightly expects a sweeping departure from our culture and former way of living. We're not only instructed to stop harmful, unholy practices, but we're also commanded to replace them with edifying, holy ones. And in true Pauline fashion, he supplies the reasons for this shift in our speech and conduct. Our Father demands radical love and holiness from His children who are called to imitate Him.

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