Live As Saints

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on September 19, 2004
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Live As Saints

Philippians 2:12 and 13 We do the work.

Ephesians 5:1 "Follower" - an imitator

Ephesians 4:24-32 Teaches "how to live" by comparison with "how not to live."

"Dear children" - imitators of God

Matthew 5:43-45 Those who live like Him are His children

Romans 8:11-16 Those led by the spirit are the children of God

Hebrews 12:6-8 "Bastard" - parentless

Ephesians 5:2 How does an imitator of God walk? -- Like Christ.

Verses 3-5 Presents way of selfish living: fornication - illicit sexual activity; adultery, homosexuality, lesbianism, sex with animals, sex with close relatives

uncleanness - Ephesians 4:17-19; un-saintlike

covetousness - a greedy desire to have more (Colossians 3:5)

Verse 7 No inheritance in the Kingdom (I Corinthians 6:9 and 10; Galatians 5:19-21)

Verse 12 Those things we keep secret remain problems in our lives.

Psalms 32:5 If we have confessed our sin but continue to be caught in it we must do more.

James 5:14-16 Not for absolution but to release the power

Sin is cunning, deceitful, and powerful especially habitual wrong behaviors.

Proverbs 28:13

Ephesians 5:13 Light (John 3:20 and 21)

Ephesians 5:14-20 Walk as saints

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