Exposed by the Light
A Sermon on Ephesians 5:7-14
Therefore do not become partners with them; for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret. But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says,
“Awake, O sleeper,
and arise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.” (ESV)
A false asceticism; how should the Christian live in the world? the importance of the Christian's conduct; no fellowship with the works of darkness; the Christian is to reprove the works of evil; the meaning of the word 'reprove'; to convict by means of evidence; and always in love; not a self-righteous people.