In this message we move into [esvignore]Ephesians 5[/esvignore]. Our passage, [esvignore]Ephesians 4:31-5:2[/esvignore], summarizes the preceding examples of Paul’s principle of put off and put on, but introduces the overall motivation for why we are to practice any of the Christian life. It is the forgiveness offered by Jesus Christ. What a good and convicting message to hear on Resurrection Sunday! Our sermon features several passages of scripture, and a long reading of the crucifixion and resurrection story from [esvignore]Luke 22:47-24:12[/esvignore].