Thoughts From Ephesians-Thought # 38–Imitate God-Ephesians 5:1-17 Intro

Since  we are now “in Christ,” we must act like it. We  must imitate the  Lord Jesus. He is our great example.”imitate me, as I also imitate Christ” (1 Cor. 11:1; cf. 1 Cor. 4:16; Phil. 3:17; 1 Thess. 1:6; 2 Thess: 3;7-9).

Paul tells congregations  to imitate other congregations  (1 Thess. 2:14). It is only in Ephesians that we are  told “to imitate God.”

Paul paints a glorious picture of the Father in Ephesians (1:3, 17; 3:14-15; 4:6)  Paul tells us how  we can live a holy life. We must seek to take on the  character of God. Paul answers  how we should imitate God with  three “walks.” He urges us to:

  1. Walk in love (Eph. 5:2)
  2. Walk in light (Eph. 5:8)
  3. Walk in wisdom (Eph. 5:15)

-February, 7, 2019 Lexington, TN

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