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By January 22, 2017January 23rd, 2017Ephesians, Sermon Series Pre-Campaign)

Exposure in photography, as I understand it and wikipedia describes it, refers to how much light the shutter, lens and environment allow in for the photo. Today, Paul tells us to not only allow light in to expose our sins but that we are light and we ought to help others become light. Therefore, we need to live our lives carefully and wisely, as children of light, meaning without persisting, secretive sin in our lives.


  • Be Gross
  • Be Greedy
  • Talk about gross things
  • Do what gross, greedy people that talk about gross things do
  • Be Foolish
  • Get Drunk


  • Be Thankful
  • What is…
    • Good
    • Right
    • True
  • Expose gross and greedy things so people that do them can come to know Jesus
  • Be Wise
  • Be filled with the Holy Spirit
    • Sing together to God
    • Give thanks together
    • Submit to one another


Big Idea:

Don’t Ask: What’s the right thing to do?

Ask: What’s the wise thing to do?

Don’t Ask: How close can I get to sin before it’s actually sin?

Ask: How can I do what is most pleasing to God?  

Ephesians 5:3–21 (ESV) 3 But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. 4 Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. 5 For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. 6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. 7 Therefore do not become partners with them; 8 for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light 9 (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), 10 and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. 11 Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. 12 For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret. 13 But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, 14 for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” 15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, 19 addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, 20 giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 21 submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.