ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST – EPISTLE: Ephesians 4:30 – 5:2

Don’t give God’s Holy Spirit any reason to be upset with you. He has put his seal on you for the day you will be set free from the world of sin. 31Get rid of your bitterness, hot tempers, anger, loud quarreling, cursing, and hatred. 32Be kind to each other, merciful, forgiving each other as God has forgiven you through Christ. 1Imitate God, since you are the children he loves. 2Walk in love, as Christ also loved us. He gave his life for us as an
offering and sacrifice, a soothing aroma to God.