Ephesians 5: Being Imitators of God

Ephesians 5: Being Imitators of God

In Ephesians 4 Paul exhorted his readers to walk in a manner worthy of their calling. We are to become in our practice who we already are in our position. In Ephesians 5, He further expounds on what it means to have a worthy walk—to walk in love, in light, and in...
Ephesians 5: Being Imitators of God

Familial and Work Relationships

The way we treat others stems from our relationship with God. Because of our new identity in Christ, we are to love those around us and treat us with respect. The more we grasp our identity in Christ, the more we will be able to serve others, even when there is not...
Ephesians 5: Being Imitators of God

Honoring God in Our Marriages

When we walk in the power of the Spirit, we will be filled with both joy and gratitude. First Thessalonians 5:16–18 teaches us that this joy and gratitude are not part time; instead, we are to rejoice, pray, and give thanks in every moment. This includes the...
Ephesians 5: Being Imitators of God

Living by the Spirit

How do you make the most of your time? Obedience to God is key because it is an expression of trust and love; it is the pathway to experiencing God’s presence. The more we obey God, the more we will be able to discern the opportunities He gives us—especially because...
Ephesians 5: Being Imitators of God

Walking in the Light

The latter half of the book of Ephesians calls us to live in a way that is compatible with our new nature, our identity in Christ. We were formerly dead, but we are now alive; we used to walk in darkness, but now we are called to the light. A New Narrative Even after...