Sermon Audio (8.10.14) – Ephesian 5:1-21
August 11th, 2014 | John Chandler
What a pleasure to have our own Ashley Blackwell continue our series in Ephesians with a look at 5:1-21.
Here are the quotes and links mentioned:
- Love bade me welcome, yet my soul drew back,
Guilty of dust and sin.
But quick-ey’d Love, observing me grow slack
From my first entrance in,
Drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning
If I lack’d any thing.
“A guest,” I answer’d, “worthy to be here”;
Love said, “You shall be he.”
“I, the unkind, ungrateful? ah my dear,
I cannot look on thee.”
Love took my hand, and smiling did reply,
“Who made the eyes but I?”
“Truth, Lord, but I have marr’d them; let my shame
Go where it doth deserve.”
“And know you not,” says Love, “who bore the blame?”
“My dear, then I will serve.”
“You must sit down,” says Love, “and taste my meat.”
So I did sit and eat.
- Freedom Writers Clip
- “This is the self we are born with, and then of course the world does its work…the world sets in to making us into what the world would like it to be, and because we have to survive after all, we try to make ourselves into something that we hope the world will like better than it apparently did the self we originally were. That is the story of all out lives, needless to say, and in the process of living out that story, the original, shimmering self gets buried so deep that most of us end up hardly living out of it at all. Instead we live out all the other selves which we are constantly putting on and taking off like coats and hats against the world’s weather.” — Frederick Buechner
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