Who we are before Men (Ch. 4-6)

Segment 2 Outline

  • Segment 1: Who we are before God (Ch. 1-3)
  • Segment 2: Who we are before Men (Ch. 4-6)
    • 2.1 Walk worthy of the Call (4:1-6:9)
      • Worthy of the call, No longer as the Gentiles but put on a new self like God, as imitators of God (4:1-5:14)
      • Walking circumspectly (5:15-21)
      • Walk subject to one another
        • Wives/Husbands
        • Children/Fathers
        • Slaves/Masters
    • 2.2 Spiritual Warfare (6:10-24)

Key Verses

Ephesians 4:4-6: “There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to one hope when you were called—one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.”

Ephesians 5:21: “Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.”

Ephesians 6:10-11: “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”

2.1 Walk worthy of the Call (4:1-6:9)

Worthy of the call, No longer as the Gentiles but put on a new self like God, as imitators of God (4:1-5:14)

The New Man (4:17-5:21)

We are TRANSFORMED by Christ.

How the Gentiles walk that we should no longer walk:

How the Gentiles Walk Eph
Walking in futility of their minds 4:17
Darkened in understanding 4:18
Excluded from the life of God 4:18
Ignorant 4:18
Hard-hearted 4:18
Callous 4:19
Given to sensuality 4:19
Practice every kind of impurity with greediness 4:19
The New Man
Created according to God in true righteousness and holiness 4:24
Renewed in the spirit of your mind 4:23
Imitators of God 5:1

New Self vs. Old Self

  Old Self   New Self  
Walk Walk as Children of Darkness 5:8 Walk as Children of the Light 5:8
Walking as unwise 5:15 Careful how you walk, walking as the wise 5:15
Walking in fornication, uncleanness, covetousness 5:2 Walk in love 5:2



Lying 4:25 Speaking truth to each other 4:25
Unwholesome speech 4:29 Speaking edification 4:29
Filthiness, Silly Talk, Course Jesting 5:4 Giving of thanks 5:4
Speak in psalms, hymns, spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord 5:19



Bitter, wrathful, angry, clamorous, slanderous, malicious 4:31 Kind, tender-hearted, forgiving 4:32
Immorality, Impurity, Greed named in you 5:3 Moral, Pure, Lacking Greed 5:3
Gives thanks for all things 5:20




Drunk with Wine (dissipation of Spirit) 5:18 Filled with the Spirit 5:18
Participate in unfruitful deeds of darkness 5:11 Expose the unfruitful deeds of darkness 5:11
Stealing 4:28 Working with your own hands, sharing with those in need 4:28
Immoral, Impure, Covetous, Committing Idolatry 5:5 Submitting to one another in the fear of God 5:21
Redeeming (Making the most of) the time 5:16
Are Sleeping, dead 5:14 Awake, arisen 5:14
Foolish 5:17 Understands the will of the Lord 5:17
Partakers with the sons of disobedience 5:7 Learns what is pleasing to the Lord 5:10
Under the wrath of God 5:6 Beloved Children of God 5:1
Deceived with empty words 5:6 Imitators of God 5:1
Sons of Disobedience 5:6 Has an Inheritance in the Kingdom 5:5
corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit 4:22 created in righteousness and holiness 4:24

Walking circumspectly (5:15-21)

  • Walk Circumspectly
  • Walk subject to one another
  • Wives/Husbands
  • Children/Fathers
  • Slaves/Masters
Because (Why)
Be subject to your husbands as to the Lord
The husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the Church
Love your wives as Christ loved the Church, love your wives as your own body
Christ gave himself up for the Church. So that the wife might be sanctified and presented holy and blameless
Obey your parents in the Lord. Honor your father and mother
For this is right
So that it may be well with you and that you may live long on the earth
Bring your children up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord
rather than provoking them to anger
Be obedient to masters in the flesh as to Christ
Knowing that whatever good things each does, he’ll receive back fro the Lord whether slave or free
Do the same things to them (slaves)
Know that both their master and yours is in Heaven and He is not partial
Put on/take up the full Armor of God
So that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the Devil in the days of evil

2.2 Spiritual Warfare (6:10-24)

Go on to… Segment 2.2 The Armor of God