Happy Labor Day! The Lord be with you today.

This is a late post from this weekend. My site went down Saturday. So you get Labor Day Shout-Outs today. Enjoy!

Yesterday, I continued my Ephesians series with a message entitled, “Be Imitators of God” (Ephesians 5:1-6). What does it take to be imitators of God?

I. Walk in Love (5:1-2).

A. Imitate the Love of God the Father (v. 1)

B. Walk in the Love of God the Son (v. 2)

II. Say No to Defiling Sins (5:3-4).

A. Abstain from immoral behavior (v. 3)

B. Abstain from filthy language (v. 4)

III. Remember Your Identity in Christ (5:5-6).

A. Be sure of Your Kingdom Citizenship (v. 5).

B. Don’t be Deceived about the Consequences of Sin (v. 6).

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cis-logo-144x150We are looking forward to hosting the Cutting It Straight Expository Preaching Conference at the Shiloh Church in JacksonvilleSeptember 22-24, 2015. This conference exists to train, promote, and model faithful Bible exposition. There will also be tracks for Worship & Arts and Youth Ministry. Please pray God’s blessings on this event. Hope to see you there!

Check out the latest episode of The On Preaching Podcast: Asking the Right Questions of the Text

Click here to read this week’s sermon manuscript: “God Can Deliver You” (Jonah 2). Sign up for my mailing list in the box to the right to receive a weekly sermon manuscript.

R. Albert Mohler: “In This World You Will Have Trouble” – Welcome to Rowan County

William Barrack: Exegetical Fallacies: The Word Study Fallacy

Garrett Kell: A Sample Statement on Regular Church Attendance

Ron Edmondson: 7 Ways to Be a Best Friend to a Pastor

Jared C. Wilson: Cultivating a Gracious Climate in Your Church

Barnabas Piper: 11 Easy Steps to Repenting on the Internet

Thom Rainer: Ten Signs a Pastor is Becoming a Chaplain

Chuck Lawless: 10 Things Effective Churches Do Well

Carey Nieuwolf: 5 Rarely Talked About Tips for Every Communicator and Writer

R.C. Sproul: How Sinful is Man?

Michael Hyatt: Thinking about an Affair? Count the Cost

John H. Armstrong & R. Kent Hughes: Should Adulterous Pastors Be Restored?

Melissa Edgington: When You Protect Your Child from the Porn Industry, You Also Protect Mine

BOOK OF THE WEEK: Expositional Preaching by David Helm 

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: The Charles Simeon Trust

SONG OF THE WEEK: 1o,00 Reasons by Matt Redman

Do you have any shout-outs or ministry links to share? Join the conversation in the comments section.