INTRO: Since it is some time since we were in Ephesians, let me take a moment to show you where we are in the big picture. I have included the main points in your outlines. Verses 1-2 of chapter 1 are an introduction to the book. Then in chapters 1-3 we have the doctrinal section dealing with the wonderful work of salvation. In chapters 4-6 we have the worthy walk of the saved. First, the believer is to walk worthy of his calling. Then the believer is not to walk like the Gentiles walk.
And the point we are in is that the believer is to walk in love. In verses 1-5 we have the twofold command to be followers of God as dear children and to walk in love. Then in verses 6-14 we have the danger of the believer and that is that the believer must avoid sin so that it is never so much as named among the believers.
After the two-fold command for the beloved of God to walk in love came the danger. It begins like this in verse 6:
6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience