the unsurrendered life

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Ephesians 4:20-24 (JDV)

Ephesians 4:20 But you did not learn Christ in this way,1

Ephesians 4:21 assuming you heard about him and were taught by him, like the truth is in Jesus,

Ephesians 4:22 to take off your former way of life, the old human that is corrupted by deceitful cravings,

Ephesians 4:23 to be renewed in the breath of your minds,

Ephesians 4:24 and to put on the new human, the one created according to God’s likeness in righteousness and purity of the truth.

the unsurrendered life

What does the new human look like?

  • Her actions are purposeful.
  • She walks in the light of Scripture.
  • She is part of the congregation.
  • She is aware of the world around her.
  • She can bend her will to others’ needs.
  • She feels the hurt of others.
  • She has control of her appetities.
  • She walks in purity.
  • She has learned contentment.

She does not come by these characteristics naturally. They are the products of an unsurrendered life. They take hard work and discipline.

Lord, this is the life we want. The Unsurrendered life.

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About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is a former Christian missionary who now lives in Williamsburg, Virginia. If your church or small group would like to hear Jeff speak, you can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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