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1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; 2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. 3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; 4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. 5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. 6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. 7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them. 8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: 9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) 10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. 12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. 13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. 14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. 15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, 16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. 18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; 19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; 20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; 21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. 22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. 24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. 25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. 28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. 29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: 30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. 31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. 32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. 33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.

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1 Deena E = ""Be followers of God as dear children." I recall being a little child and trying on my mom's shoes, playing with her makeup and being fascinated by her jewelry box. Whenever she would cook, I would pull up a chair to watch her and attempt to help; when she would sweep, I would grab the dustpan. When I found out that she worked in a law firm, I wanted to become a lawyer. I wanted to be just like her. I believe that this is the type of illustration that the apostle Paul was trying to convey to the Ephesians. As children be followers of God. Imitate Him- forgive as he has forgiven, love as he loves -take on his characteristics. "
2 Enakshi Ganguly = ""
3 Enakshi Ganguly = ""5:1 Put this verse into your own words. What will be different because you know all this?"Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/questions-about-the-bible/ephesians-qbw.htm"
4 Sara Di Diego = "Followers mean "imitators" in Greek, thus Paul wanted the Ephesians to imitate God's ways of love.Work Cited:http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/jamieson-fausset-brown/ephesians/ephesians-5.html"
5 Enakshi Ganguly = ""5:2 Make a list of what you should do. Why? Make a list of what our love will be like. What do you think about all that?"Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/questions-about-the-bible/ephesians-qbw.htm"
6 Enakshi Ganguly = ""5:3 What do you ‘know’? Make a list of the negative instructions. Make a list of the words that describe actions in Paul’s list. Why might Paul have given those instructions? What do you think about all that?"Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/questions-about-the-bible/ephesians-qbw.htm"
7 Sara Di Diego = "Covetousness, “pleonexia” in Greek, refers to all kinds of longing that is fulfilled with something other than god, such as material items.Work Cited:http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/jamieson-fausset-brown/ephesians/ephesians-5.html"
8 Enakshi Ganguly = ""5:4 Make a list of what you should not do. What should you do ‘instead’? What difference might that make? What do you think about all that?"Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/questions-about-the-bible/ephesians-qbw.htm"
9 Cary W = "Though it may be difficult at times to remain thankful, it is the only response that allows the continuation of grace to flow into our troubles, sorrows and trials.  Any other attitude is really indicative that we have forgotten the price paid for our souls, and the gift of God, His very own righteousness that is ours regardless what happens to us in life."
10 Enakshi Ganguly = ""5:5 Make a list of what ‘other people’ might do. Make a list of what is also true about them. What do you think about all that? What will be different because you know that?"Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/questions-about-the-bible/ephesians-qbw.htm"
11 Enakshi Ganguly = ""5:6 Make a list of what you learn about ‘people’. What should you avoid? What else will happen? What will you do in a different way because you know all this?"Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/questions-about-the-bible/ephesians-qbw.htm"
12 Enakshi Ganguly = ""5:7 What should you not do? (See 5:6.) What do you think about that?"Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/questions-about-the-bible/ephesians-qbw.htm"
13 Enakshi Ganguly = ""5:8 Make a list of what happened before. Make a list of what changed. What will you do because you know this?"Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/questions-about-the-bible/ephesians-qbw.htm"
14 Enakshi Ganguly = ""5:9 What do you learn about ‘this light’ (5:8)? What will you do because you know this?"Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/questions-about-the-bible/ephesians-qbw.htm"
15 Enakshi Ganguly = ""5:10 Make a list of what you should do. What will change because you know this?"Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/questions-about-the-bible/ephesians-qbw.htm"
16 Cary W = "We know we walk in acceptable ways before God by the amount of peace, gentleness, patience and love present in our current state of mind.  Any kind of restlessness, disturbance or suffering is a sign we need to repent, return and invite His consolation and guidance."
17 Enakshi Ganguly = ""5:11 Make a list of what you learn about ‘bad things’. What should you do? What will be different as a result?"Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/questions-about-the-bible/ephesians-qbw.htm"
18 Deena E = "It seems that we live in a very shameless era. With so much access to celebrity gossip and people who've become popular on social media, modesty has become very rare. The secret things that the apostle Paul was referring to are things (I.e. sexual relations) that pop culture announces loudly for all the world to hear."
19 Enakshi Ganguly = ""5:12 What do ‘they do’ (5:11)? What else does Paul say about ‘these things’? What do you think about all that?"Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/questions-about-the-bible/ephesians-qbw.htm"
20 Sara Di Diego = "Scholars believe that the “speak of” infers that it is a sin to speak of their sins without reproving, or reprimanding, them.Work Cited:http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/jamieson-fausset-brown/ephesians/ephesians-5.html"
21 Enakshi Ganguly = ""5:13 Put this verse into your own words. What is this about? (See 5:11, 12.) What might be the result of that?"Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/questions-about-the-bible/ephesians-qbw.htm"
22 Enakshi Ganguly = ""5:14 Put this verse into your own words. What do you learn about ‘the light’? (See 5:11, 13.) What might what ‘men say’ mean? What will you do because you know that?"Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/questions-about-the-bible/ephesians-qbw.htm"
23 Deena E = "In other words, understand that every moment of our time is sacred. When opportunities present themselves, they can be easily missed due to a lack of preparation. Undue haste makes waste, but delayed action can do a world of damage. I believe Paul was saying to be diligent in seeking understanding on how God desires for us to use our time, then manage it accordingly. "
24 Enakshi Ganguly = ""5:15 Make a list of what you should do. What will you do because you know that? How will you achieve that ambition?"Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/questions-about-the-bible/ephesians-qbw.htm"
25 Sarah Mangum = ""
26 Enakshi Ganguly = ""5:16 What should you do? Why should you do that? What will you do because you know that?"Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/questions-about-the-bible/ephesians-qbw.htm"
27 Cary W = "One of the best ways to be filled with the Spirit is to start singing, whistling, humming or dancing.  Intend to just give God thanks for all things, in all things in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ."
28 Enakshi Ganguly = ""5:17 What should you be? What should you do? How will you achieve those things?"Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/questions-about-the-bible/ephesians-qbw.htm"
29 Deena E = "Many believe that this verse is the basis for prohibition of alcohol. I don't believe that this is the case. It is possible to drink and yet still be sober. Ephesus was renown for its wealth and trade so I imagine there being great access to wine and it being highly common for people to drink much like anywhere throughout the U.S. today. I also imagine drinking (in excess) being quite common. Paul was exhorting the Ephesians to not be consumed by the influence of pop culture/societal norms, but to be filled with the Holy Spirit, alert and to make the most of every opportunity. "
30 Enakshi Ganguly = ""
31 Enakshi Ganguly = ""5:18 Make a list of the facts. What excess should you avoid? Why? What is the other choice?"Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/questions-about-the-bible/ephesians-qbw.htm"
32 Cary W = "The Spirit always descends upon a singing and faithfully praise filled heart.  Let us then, give thanks in all things to God our Father and in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ."
33 Enakshi Ganguly = ""5:19 Make a list of the facts. What will you do? What do you think about all that?"Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/questions-about-the-bible/ephesians-qbw.htm"
34 Enakshi Ganguly = ""5:20 Who are the persons? Make a list of what you should do. Who should receive your thanks? What do you think about all that?"Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/questions-about-the-bible/ephesians-qbw.htm"
35 Enakshi Ganguly = ""
36 Enakshi Ganguly = ""5:21 What should you do? How might you know that someone was doing that? Why should you do that?"Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/questions-about-the-bible/ephesians-qbw.htm"
37 Deena E = "It appears that our society generally seems to shy away from this concept of submissiveness. Transliterated from the Greek word hypotasso (submit yourself) is rooted in hypo (meaning by or under) and tasso (meaning to put in order, assign, appoint, ordain one's own responsibility or authority by mutual agreement). It is likely that because there is general consensus of anti-authority in our society (esp. younger generations), it affects the masses in dealing with relationships in general and then trickles into marriage. "
38 Enakshi Ganguly = ""5:22 What should wives do? With what should that be similar? What do you think about that?"Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/questions-about-the-bible/ephesians-qbw.htm"
39 Enakshi Ganguly = ""5:23 Who is head of what? What did Christ do for the *church? What might that mean for the husband as head of the wife?"Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/questions-about-the-bible/ephesians-qbw.htm"
40 Enakshi Ganguly = ""5:24 Make a list of the facts. In what way should the *church and the wife be similar? What do you think about that?"Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/questions-about-the-bible/ephesians-qbw.htm"
41 Sarah Mangum = "Top 10 Christian Verses for Those in Love"
42 Enakshi Ganguly = ""
43 Enakshi Ganguly = ""5:25 What should husbands do? What might they need to do that? What do you think about that?"Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/questions-about-the-bible/ephesians-qbw.htm"
44 Enakshi Ganguly = ""5:26, 27 Make a list of the facts. (See 5:25.) Why did Christ give his life? (See 5:25.) What will be different because you know all that?"Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/questions-about-the-bible/ephesians-qbw.htm"
45 Enakshi Ganguly = ""5:28 What should men do? (See 5:25-27.) What else would we know if a man ‘loves his wife’? What will you do because you know that?"Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/questions-about-the-bible/ephesians-qbw.htm"
46 Enakshi Ganguly = ""5:29, 30 Make a list of the facts. What do you read here about a man and his body? What actions are similar? What do you learn about ‘the *church’?"Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/questions-about-the-bible/ephesians-qbw.htm"
47 Enakshi Ganguly = ""5:31 Make a list of the facts. What actions will happen? What will be the result? What do you think about that?"Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/questions-about-the-bible/ephesians-qbw.htm"
48 Deena E = "This mystery: the church is frequently referred to as the bride of Christ. The union of marriage is supposed to mirror Christ's relationship with His church. However, we have yet to see the church become united as one bride. "
49 Enakshi Ganguly = ""5:32 Put this verse into your own words. What do you learn about Christ and his *church? (See 5:31.)"Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/questions-about-the-bible/ephesians-qbw.htm"
50 Enakshi Ganguly = ""5:33 Make a list of the facts. What should husband and wife do? What will happen if they do that? What do you think about that?"Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/questions-about-the-bible/ephesians-qbw.htm"