The second half of Ephesians is about practical application of theology. (39 of the 40 imperatives occur here…the other imperative is in 2:11 and just says “remember”). From the corresponding section 3:1-13: faith in Jesus gives us power to bend. Now Paul explains specifically how that is so and what such coming together accomplishes.
God saves you from sin and death because of your faith. God PROTECTS you so that NOTHING prevents you from seeing Heaven when you die.
“Become” imitators, not “be” imitators. The point is that we’re not there yet. This is describing what we should be striving for, but it also leaves room for grace as we realize that we’re not there yet, and the people we’re in church together with aren’t there yet either.
Ephesians 5:27 – 6:9
God invites us to seek the full power of the Holy Spirit by authentic worship, persistent thanksgiving and mutual submission.
An army that loses track of who it is supposed to be fighting has already lost. Join us this week as Craig walks us through The Gospel, rightly understood, is our peace, our power, and our provision in our final week in our Identity Theft series.