June 9, 2019

You’re Just Like Your Father

Preacher:
Passage: Ephesians 4:32–5:2

Perhaps you, like me, have heard people say, “Man, you’re just like your father!” or “Oh, you’re so much like your mom!” Or maybe, as a parent yourself, you’ve observed the same reality with your own kids. Family resemblance is a real thing. We share similarities in physical appearance, facial expressions, hand gestures, voice inflections, personality traits, patterns of thinking, and so on.

But the important question for us is this: Is what’s true from a physical perspective also true from a spiritual perspective? As people observe your life—your character and conduct—do they say, “Wow, you’re just like your heavenly Father”? Do they detect a family resemblance?

That’s what we’re going to consider this Sunday as we study Ephesians 4:32-5:2. The apostle Paul has some practical things to tell us about how and why we should bear a striking resemblance to our Father God.

Sermon Notes

You’re Just Like Your Father
Pastor Dan Brubacher
Ephesians 4:32–5:2
June 9, 2019

I resemble my heavenly Father... (5:1)

...when I love like I’ve been loved (5:2)

...and forgive like I’ve been forgiven (4:32)