I am now reading : The Office and Work of the Holy Spirit by James Buchanan.
These next two Sundays I have a retired pastor booked to speak in our church as I am supposed to be on vacation but I had booked a wedding a year ago and so here I sit while my family is in Hamilton, but while I'm home we have a carpenter that might show up any day to finish his work so I need to be ready - and today I made some calls on seniors so am i really on vacation ???? Being attached to the church here in the parsonage I'm still thinking church. which is no vacation in my mind.
So if the weather man could give us sun I hope to take the dog and go fishing even tent over night with him.
Text: Eph. 4:25- 5:2 Title: the old and new Introduction.... Looking at V's 17 -20 which sets up the text.
1. v 25 The old man was a liar the new man speaks truth. 2. v.26 The old man was use to anger the new man knows this offends God. 3. v.27 The old man was driven by the devil the new man gives him no opportunity. 4. v.29 The old man was foul mouthed the new man is grace spoken. 5. v.30 The old man isn't sealed while the new man is sealed by the spirit. 6. v.31,32 The old man isn't forgiven the new man forgives as he is forgiven 7. 5:1 the old man goes his own way the new man follows God. 8. 5:2 the place to examine ourselves.