Ephesians1 Essay

This essay has a total of 1245 words and 6 pages.


ephesians1





Bib Lit
Don Blosser
3-16-01

Ephesians
2. Vs. 25: Paul begins with "Therefore…"
Context is always important… Summarize the previous paragraph in one or two sentances, and
show how it connects with the new paragraph.


Paul is saying that that the way that these people had been living their lives is not the
way that they were brought up. Paul is encouraging them to begin a new way of life as a
Christian. In the next few paragraphs Paul is suggesting ways to live their new lives as
Christians more thoroughly.

3. Vs. 25: Why is telling the truth so important?
Why do people not tell the truth?
What should we do when they don’t?

Ephesians 4:25 say that we should stop telling lies because we are a part of a whole
congregation. As Christians we are not independent individuals, we are people who are
united through faith to form one body. By lying we deny each other the truth which
changes decisions we would make and the way we would act. (Carson 1240) By not telling
the truth, we can jeopardize the relationship of the believers. (Fee 189) People
sometimes do not tell the truth because they are afraid. In the end the consequences of
not telling the truth tend to be worse than if someone had told the truth in the first
place. Often, this is hard to see, this is what makes telling the truth difficult for
many people. When someone doesn’t tell the truth, it is good to let him or her know how
their decision has hurt people. Sometimes people don’t tell the truth because they think
that it would be in the best interest of themselves, or someone else, if they withheld, or
changed some of the information. It is important to inform people who lie about the
impact of their actions.

4.Vs. 26: Paul says we should "be angry." What were you taught a child about anger?
Give one or two examples of when we should and shouldn’t be angry.
What is the danger (sin) in being angry?
What are appropriate ways to deal with anger?

As a child I was taught that it was okay to be angry or mad sometimes, but it is important
to know how to deal with our emotions so that we don’t hurt other people. I was told that
if we are angry with someone, we should tell that person how we feel and why we fell that
way. Then, we should work together to find a solution so that both of us will be happy.
Before we are done we should forgive the person, because we all make mistakes. It is also
important to realize our own faults, as well as others. We also learned not to stay angry
for too long, holding anger inside builds up, and when it is released, it can be hurtful.
Not dealing with our anger is not constructive behavior. Lastly we learned that we don’t
always have to be angry when something doesn’t go our way; it is okay to be frustrated,
but sometimes you can’t have everything your way. Learning how to adapt and accept others
differences will help to avoid feelings of anger and frustration. It is okay to be angry
when someone hurts you or someone else, but do not get angry just because things aren’t
exactly the way you like them, or the way that you are used to. We also learned that you
shouldn’t get angry when things don’t turn out the way you expected. As Stephen Schwartz
wrote in Godspell:

"Don't forget that when you get to
Heaven you'll be blessed…
Yes, it's all for the best..."
Sometime things happen that we don’t expect, and sometimes it makes us angry, but in the
end it is all for the best. Paul is warning us to watch our behavior when we are angry.
When Paul says, "Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry." He is warning us
Continues for 3 more pages >>




  • All Quiet on the Westren Front
    All Quiet on the Westren Front All Quiet on the Western Front – Chapter SummaryBy: Jesse CodyAll Quiet on the Western Front is an anti-war novel from the opening chapters. Many critics of the novel in the early days after the publication of the novel blamed Remarque for writing for shock value. They did not want to believe his novel represented the truth about World War I. In many ways, such people were like Paul\'s schoolmaster, Kantorek. They wanted to cling to classical, romantic notions of w
  • College essay
    college essay Everyone has strengths and weaknesses but as a child, it’s hard to deal with your weaknesses. It’s not until you grow up and realize that you have to use your strengths to overcome your weaknesses. Combining logic with technology can be a useful tool. For me it was the way to overcome my disability. Early on in my education I encountered learning disabilities. These learning disabilities included reading, spelling, grammar, and difficulty in time writing reports. These learning dis
  • College essay
    college essay Everyone has strengths and weaknesses but as a child, it’s hard to deal with your weaknesses. It’s not until you grow up and realize that you have to use your strengths to overcome your weaknesses. Combining logic with technology can be a useful tool. For me it was the way to overcome my disability. Early on in my education I encountered learning disabilities. These learning disabilities included reading, spelling, grammar, and difficulty in time writing reports. These learning dis
  • Ethnic diversity
    ethnic diversity Affirmative action can be defined as action taken to compensate for past unfairness in the education of minorities. The current system of affirmative action allows universities to admit applicants from certain ethnic and minority groups with lower credentials. The main purpose of affirmative action is to produce a diverse campus population that is comparable to today\'s society. The use of race as a facto by which someone is admitted to college in the long run will compromise th
  • Heritage
    Heritage Heritage is an important factor to every developing family. Heritage helps to develop a persons values showing what they believe in. Particularly about the values of their family. In the story Everyday Use, by Alice Walker, value of heritage is a main topic. Throughout this story there are many different words used to describe what Wangero (Dee), Maggie, and their mother value. These choices of words all play an important role in the contrasting values of these people and the battle ove
  • Racism
    Racism If there is one thing that the OJ Simpson trial will be remembered for, it is the racial polarization felt by all who have an opinion of the trial. Even though the trial itself was a farce, it does say something about where we are today as an American culture. It seems as though the racial divide is growing ever wider in our culture. Terms such as African-American or Irish-American are only helping to expand separation based on ethnic background. Just the fact that people insist on being
  • Twelfth night
    twelfth night Comedic Conflict and Love in Trevor Nunn’s “Twelfth Night” Trevor Nunn\'s direction of Shakespeare\'s "Twelfth Night" takes away some of the confusion present in the reading of the text, which begins with the complicated love interests of the main characters. Having been the artistic director for the world famous Royal Shakespeare Company for eighteen years, Nunn is vastly familiar with adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays. Part of the comedy of this film develops from the first thre
  • Wrtw
    wrtw Everyone has strengths and weaknesses but as a child, it’s hard to deal with your weaknesses. It’s not until you grow up and realize that you have to use your strengths to overcome your weaknesses. Combining logic with technology can be a useful tool. For me it was the way to overcome my disability. Early on in my education I encountered learning disabilities. These learning disabilities included reading, spelling, grammar, and difficulty in time writing reports. These learning disabilities
  • A rough Man
    A rough Man Rough, vigorous, hot-tempered and rich is what Mark Twain grew up to be. Born 1835 in Missouri, Florida he always did what he needed to in order for him to reach his goal. Even though he dropped out of school at the age of twelve, when his father died, he accomplished numerous things. Mark began writing when he took the job of a journalist. The tale \'The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County\' was his first success. After a trip by boat to Palestine, he wrote The Innocents Abr
  • American Revolution
    American Revolution Jaime Feal American History Essay Among the many complex factors that contributed to instigating the American Revolution, two stand out most clearly: England’s imposition of taxation on the colonies and the failure of the British to gain consent of those being governed, along with the military measures England took on the colonists. Adding to these aforementioned factors were the religious and political legacy of the colonies, and the restriction of civil liberties by the Bri
  • American Revolution
    American Revolution Jaime Feal American History Essay Among the many complex factors that contributed to instigating the American Revolution, two stand out most clearly: England’s imposition of taxation on the colonies and the failure of the British to gain consent of those being governed, along with the military measures England took on the colonists. Adding to these aforementioned factors were the religious and political legacy of the colonies, and the restriction of civil liberties by the Bri
  • Benedict Arnold
    Benedict Arnold No other American is remembered quite the same as Benedict Arnold. He was a brave soldier, a patriot- and a traitor. Benedict was born in Norwich, Connecticut, on January 14, 1741. When he was 14 years old, Benedict ran away from home to fight in the French and Indian War, but he was brought back by his mother, who apparently was driven insane later in her life. If I had a son like Benedict, I might have gone insane too! After his mother insisted that he return home, he ran away
  • Causes of Revolutionary War
    causes of Revolutionary War Causes of the Revolutionary War During the late seventeen hundreds, many tumultuous events resulted in Colonial opposition to Great Britain. The conditions of rights of the colonists will slowly be changed as the constriction of the parliament becomes more and more intolerable. During the Seven Years\' War England was not only alarmed by the colonists\' insistence on trading with the enemy, but also with Boston merchants hiring James Otis inorder to protest the legali
  • Desert storm
    desert storm HUMANITÄRA OCH MILJÖMÄSSIGA ASPEKTER PÅ GULFKRIGET 1990 - 1991 INLEDNING I denna uppsats har jag valt att behandla humanitära och miljömässiga aspekter på Gulfkriget 1990 -1991. På grund av ämnets omfattning har jag valt att strikt begränsa mig till dessa aspekter och inte ta upp t ex militära och strategiska sådana. Detta har tyvärr visat sig vara ett ämne som inte ens jag klarar av att skriva på ett roligt sätt om. INNEHÅLLSFÖRTECKNING 1. KUWAIT 1:1 Inledning 1:2 Iraks behandling
  • Did america do enought to help the jews in the hol
    did america do enought to help the jews in the holocaust Did the Western World do enough for the Jews in th Description of this essay : Western Civilization - World War II Did the Western World do enough for the Jews in the Holocaust "When they came for the gypsies, I did not speak, for I am not a gypsy. When they came for the Jew Western Civilization - World War II Did the Western World do enough for the Jews in the Holocaust "When they came for the gypsies, I did not speak, for I am not a gyps
  • Doc Holliday
    Doc Holliday American West, Term Paper “Doc” Holliday: A man in search of normality. John Henry Holliday, perhaps one of the most legendary gunfighters of the west, lived in reality a life built on necessity and simply followed it and made due with the blows that were dealt to him. Born August 14, 1851 to Alice and Henry Holliday, John Henry Holliday entered the world already at a disadvantage with a serious birth defect. The defect known as a cleft palate and a partially cleft lip, basically ma
  • Edgar Allen Poe
    Edgar Allen Poe 2/96 The short story writer which I have chosen to research is Edgar Allen Poe. After reading one of his works in class, I realized that his mysterious style of writing greatly appealed to me. Although many critics have different views on Poe\'s writing style, I think that Harold Bloom summed it up best when he said, "Poe has an uncanny talent for exposing our common nightmares and hysteria lurking beneath our carefully structured lives. " ( 7) For me, this is done through his us
  • Fedralists
    Fedralists Adam Rosenberg AP American History Federalists vs. Anti-Federalists Most people think that the U.S. constitution was just ratified and there was no arguments over its passing. In fact there was almost enough opposition that it came very close to not being passed. It was the Hamiltonians vs. the Jeffersonians in almost all cases. Even before the United States Constitution was ratified there was debate over whether or not to have a strict interpretation or a loose one. There was also de
  • Founder of the Black Panther Party Huey P Newton A
    Founder of the Black Panther Party Huey P Newton A Forgotten Legacy In the late 1960\'s and early \'70\'s posters of the Black Panther Party\'s co-founder, Huey P. Newton were plastered on walls of college dorm rooms across the country. Wearing a black beret and a leather jacket, sitting on a wicker chair, a spear in one hand and a rifle in the other, the poster depicted Huey Newton as a symbol of his generation\'s anger and courage in the face of racism and classism. He is the man whose intelle
  • George Washington
    George Washington Steven Sims Social Studies 8-6 4/5/99 Born February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, he was the first son of his father Augustine\'s second marriage; his mother was the former Mary Ball of Epping Forest. When George was about three, his family moved to Little Hunting Creek on the Potomac, then to Ferry Farm opposite Fredericksburg on the Rappahannock in King George County. In the interim, the powerful Fairfax family of neighboring Belvoir introduced him to the accomplishments
  • Honest Abe Abe Lincoln
    Honest Abe Abe Lincoln INTRODUCTION Abraham Lincoln, Honest Abe, is one of the greatest American Presidents. He is known today for his Presidency in which he fought the Confederacy during the Civil War and abolished slavery with the Emancipation Proclamation and later the Thirteenth Amendment. He was an intelligent, honest, and just leader who governed at a critical time in American history. PRE-PRESIDENCY Lincoln was born on the twelfth of February 1809 in a cabin three miles outside of Hodgenv
  • Huey P Newton and The Black Panther Party
    Huey P Newton and The Black Panther Party During the late 1960\'s and early \'70\'s posters of the Black Panther Party\'s co-founder, Huey P. Newton were plastered on walls of college dorm rooms across the country. Wearing a black beret and a leather jacket, sitting on a wicker chair, a spear in one hand and a rifle in the other, the poster depicted Huey Newton as a symbol of his generation\'s anger and courage in the face of racism and imperialism (Albert and Hoffman 4, 45). His intellectual ca
  • Light and the Glory
    Light and the Glory The Light and the Glory The United States Constitution has been the bedrock for the longest lasting government in all history. Why is it that our constitution still exists after more than two hundred years? Is it the incredible minds of those that framed it, or is it something else? In 1620, the Pilgrims departed from Holland and set out for America. Ten years later, they were followed by the Puritans. The Puritans and the Pilgrims experienced incredible hardships, which forc
  • Native americans
    native americans American Indian Wars There is perhaps a tendency to view the record of the military in terms of conflict, that may be why the U.S. Armys operational experience in the quarter century following the Civil War became known as the Indian wars. Previous struggles with the Indian, dating back to colonial times, had been limited. There was a period where the Indian could withdraw or be pushed into vast reaches of uninhabited and as yet unwanted territory in the west. By 1865 the safet
  • Native americans
    native americans American Indian Wars There is perhaps a tendency to view the record of the military in terms of conflict, that may be why the U.S. Armys operational experience in the quarter century following the Civil War became known as the Indian wars. Previous struggles with the Indian, dating back to colonial times, had been limited. There was a period where the Indian could withdraw or be pushed into vast reaches of uninhabited and as yet unwanted territory in the west. By 1865 the safet
  • Native Son
    Native Son Native Son: Character Actions Defines Their Individual Personalities and Belief Systems Richard Wright\'s novel, Native Son, consisted of various main and supporting character to deliver an effective array of personalities and expression. Each character\'s actions defines their individual personalities and belief systems. The main character of Native Son, Bigger Thomas has personality traits spanning various aspect of human nature including actions motivated by fear, quick temper, and
  • Post Civil War Racism
    Post Civil War Racism The conclusion of the Civil War in favor of the north was supposed to mean an end to slavery and equal rights for the former slaves. Although laws and amendments were passed to uphold this assumption, the United States Government fell short. The thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth amendments were proposed and passed within five years of the Civil War’s conclusion. These amendments were to create equality throughout the United States, especially in the south where slavery
  • Prejudice is a Toxic Type of Thinking
    Prejudice is a Toxic Type of Thinking What is the extent of prejudice? How far will it go until the entire world realizes that it is wrong? Prejudice continues to infect and destroy the dreams and minds of many people. A human being is not born with prejudice. Prejudice is taught to children at an early age to make certain that their father’s beliefs continue. By the time a child reaches adulthood, he or she might have the same hatred of their fathers. Prejudice has gone through many extremities
  • Racism in America
    Racism in America RACISM IN AMERICA If someone asked you what it would be like to live in a perfect world, how would you reply? Many people might say something like, “A place without and arguments or fighting.” Others might say “A place where there is not pollution.” But, has anyone one ever thought to say, “A place without racism.”? For some Americans, racism has never even crossed their minds. For others, it is something they have to live with everyday. In some societies in America, racism isn
  • Reconstruction3
    Reconstruction3 First and Second Reconstructions The First and Second Reconstructions held out the great promise of rectifying racial injustices in America. The First Reconstruction, emerging out of the chaos of the Civil War had as its goals equality for Blacks in voting, politics, and use of public facilities. The Second Reconstruction emerging out of the booming economy of the 1950\'s, had as its goals, integration, the end of Jim Crow and the more amorphous goal of making America a biracial
  • The Hippie Culture
    The Hippie Culture The Hippie Culture Life in America has been molded by many factors including those of the hippie movement in the Sixties. With the development of new technology, a war against Communism, and an internal war against racial injustice, a change in America was sure to happen. As the children of the baby boom became young adults, they found far more discontent with the world around them. This lead to a subculture labeled as hippies, that as time went one merged into a mass society
  • The People Leisure and Cultures of Blacks During t
    The People Leisure and Cultures of Blacks During the HArlem Renaissance The People, Leisure, and Culture of Blacks During the Harlem Renaissance It seems unfair that the pages of our history books or even the lecturers in majority of classrooms speak very little of the accomplishments of blacks. They speak very little of a period within black history in which many of the greatest musicians, writers, painters, and influential paragon\'’ emerged. This significant period in time was known as the Ha
  • The Significance of the Title of The Grapes of Wra
    The Significance of the Title of The Grapes of Wrath Elizabeth Hickert Hickert 1 The Significance in The Appellation of The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, justifies its title within the tale. This novel is the description of a migrant farming family during the Dust Bowl and Great Depression of the 1930’s. It is the all too typical event of a farm repossession ultimately leading to the need for the family to leave. The Joad’s, our main characters, are the people through whi
  • Western Expansion of the US
    Western Expansion of the US International borders have always been centers of conflict, and the U.S.-Mexican border is no exception. With the European colonizing the New World, it was a matter of time before the powers collided. The Spanish settled what is today Mexico, while the English settled what is to day the United States. When the two colonial powers did meet what is today the United States’ Southwest, it was not England and Spain. Rather the two powers were the United States and Mexico.
  • War solves problems, but the wastefulness of war c
    WWI War solves problems, but the wastefulness of war can only be felt by the people’s families, friends, and of course, the person in the trenches. Hundreds, and sometimes thousands, dying at the hands of other war soldiers whose only purpose is to kill. Bloodshed all over the world because of greed and the human lust for power and fame. The World Wars were fought over cruelty and punishment toward Americans after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Throughout the years there have been many wars fought
  • None Provided1
    None Provided1 Vision and Movement When we discuss our brain, we usually focus on the brains ability to think. That task alone is extremely complex and involved, but the brain also has many other tasks. Most of the time the brain is on autopilot, meaning that most of the activities preformed are just automatic. Our five senses; sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell, are automatically preformed in our brains. We don\'t have to think about how something sounds, we just hear it and we then interpre
  • None Provided
    None Provided Chapter 1(pgs.15-24) In first chapter, the reader is introduced to all of his wonderful animals. Obviously most of the chapter is intended to spark pity and a sense of sympathy for the poor, suffering farm animals, but the old Major\'s words are very telling. The "wise" old pig addresses the central conflict of the book, and of Orwell\'s intended meaning-- tyranny. The first (and seemingly only) dictatorship the animals must overcome is the rule of Mr. Jones and the other humans. T
  • Holocaust Memorial
    Holocaust Memorial The Holocaust Memorial Located close to lively South Beach is one of the most haunting pieces of art I have ever seen. The deeply moving Holocaust Memorial in Miami is an art installation that combines the senses of sight, sound and a vivid array of emotions. The structure itself is a walled circle within a semicircle. Within the circle resides the main body of the work, a 42-foot bronze sculpted arm and hand reaching up to God. The wall surrounding the inner circle stands abo
  • Joan Miro
    Joan Miro Working Thesis: The Catalan struggle and Spanish Civil War greatly influenced Joan Miró ’s art; Miro’s techniques of forceful strokes with paint and ceramics enable Miró to express his feelings and depict the Catalan people’s struggle through art. I. Surrealism in the 1920s A.) Born into a Catalan culture B.) Intense nationalist activity C.) Masia D.) Clement Greenburg II. Lack of interest in political matters A.) Spanish Civil War B.) Being Catalan C.) Catalan struggle for freedom III
  • Malevichs red square
    Malevichs red square Max Blythe Humanities LaMoure MWF 8-9 Red Square The painting Red Square by Russian painter Kasimir Malevich is a particularly interesting piece. It is simple red square on a white background representing a peasant woman. It is an example of the Malevich\'s unique style of suprematism, which focuses on motion and feeling. The painting was done near the beginning of the twentieth century when science was developing at a rapid rate. Einstein\'s Theory of Relativity was gaining
  • Neo expressionism
    Neo expressionism The term neo-expressionism describes the art movement that dominated the art market in the early and mid 1980’s. The word “neo” refers to a revival of previous ideas or trends. Expressionism was a style from around the time of World War 1 that was highly personal, and was often executed with violent fervor. Neo-expressionism is similar, and also generally uses bright colors, recognizable objects (such as the human body) with distorted representation, great expression of emotion
  • Symbolic Landscape
    Symbolic Landscape Symbolic Landscape By Diego Rivera The grand work of art looms before me and I am taken aback by its unusual form, yet struck by its very expressive nature. "Symbolic Landscape" by Diego Rivera definitely makes its powerful presence in the room just as the artist forever made a mark in time as a man who pushed the political and social limits of his time through his art work and murals. Although the painting described in this paper is powerful and makes a bold statement, as man
  • The shackles of socialist realism
    the shackles of socialist realism The civil strife and chaos that had torn Russia limb from limb in the early 20th Century, although brutally devastating, did not hail the end of the stability and power that had characterized the massive country for so much of history. The continuing strength of what was now the Soviet Union lay in the newly formed support structure provided by Socialist Realism, a force that directed the awareness of, and the arts produced by, the Soviet people. The ideals of S
  • Whatever you want
    Whatever you want Art is an expression of life, which means it expresses emotions. Creation that allows for interpretation of any kind is art. I have read that art is a human skill as opposed to nature, a skill applied to music, painting, poetry etc... I believe that nature is art as well. If something is made a certain way, it is beautiful in its own right. In my opinion, I believe there is a God who is an artist that created everything. Interpreting art depends on a person experiences, their v
  • Women in greek art
    women in greek art Women in Greek history have had many roles. In Ancient Greece the mythological stories tell of very powerful women. Some archeological finds hint at the same suggestion. Women also represent some of the most powerful of deities. In the Classical Age women were subservient and primarily homebound. Women did the sewing, cooking, cleaning and raising of the children. In Hellenistic times women were becoming more a part of society yet still played the part of the subservient wife
  • Alicia
    alicia The use of uniforms will strip identity, stifle creativity, and unnecessarily burden the families that cannot afford them. Another problem that will surface due to the carrying out of school uniforms is the suppression of the individual\'s creativity and expression. Many students\' express who they are through the way they dress. One major conflict that arises is the issue on that clothing is a form of symbolism. Some say it could be a form of speech which is a fact through media and othe
  • Bruce Lee
    Bruce Lee Christian Estrada March 22, 1996 Literature-07 Biography Report Bruce Lee Introduction Bruce Lee was born in the Chinese year of the dragon, in the hour of the dragon on November 27, 1940. From the beginning, it was obvious he was a remarkable and unique child with tremendous energy. His mother named him Lee Jun Fan, which meant "return again." She felt he would return to the United States where he was born while his parents were on tour with the Cantonese opera. A nurse suggested he b
  • Bruce Lee
    Bruce Lee Christian Estrada March 22, 1996 Literature-07 Biography Report Bruce Lee Introduction Bruce Lee was born in the Chinese year of the dragon, in the hour of the dragon on November 27, 1940. From the beginning, it was obvious he was a remarkable and unique child with tremendous energy. His mother named him Lee Jun Fan, which meant "return again." She felt he would return to the United States where he was born while his parents were on tour with the Cantonese opera. A nurse suggested he b
  • Fredrerick douglass
    Fredrerick douglass The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave was written by Frederick Douglass himself. He was born into slavery in Tuckahoe, Maryland, in approximately 1817. He has, "…no accurate knowledge of my age, never having seen any authentic record containing it" (47). He became known as an eloquent speaker for the cause of the abolitionists. Having himself been kept as a slave until he escaped from Maryland in 1838, he was able to deliver very passionate speech
  • Herbert George Wells
    Herbert George Wells Herbert George Wells was born in 1866 in Bromley, Kent, a few miles from London, the son of a house-maid and gardener. Wells died in 1946, a wealthy and famous author, having seen science fiction become a recognized literary form and having seen the world realize some of science fictions fondest dreams and worst fears. Wells mother attempted to find him a safe occupation as a draper or chemist. Wells had a quick mind and a good memory that enabled him to pass subjects by ex