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Summary: How to live as Children of God

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LIVING AS CHILDREN OF LIGHT

EPH. 4:20 “You, however, did not come to know Christ that way”

INTRO:

I. OUR FORMER WAY OF LIFE

A. Living as the gentiles –EPH. 1:17” “So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking.”

i. “Futility of their thinking”

B. Heartening of their hearts - Eph 1:18 “They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts.”

i. Darkened in their understanding

ii. Separated from the life of God

C. Lost of all sensitivity

i. vs 19 “Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more.”

ii. given themselves to lust

iii. every kind of impurity

II. LIVING AS TRUE CHILDREN OF LIGHT

A. Knowing Christ– VS. 20 “You, however, did not come to know Christ that way.” “Mas vosotros no habéis aprendido así a Cristo”

i. Heard Vs.“Surely you heard of him and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus.”

ii. Were taught in him

iii. With the truth

B. Taught Vs. 22 “You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires;”

i. Put off your old self

ii. Deceitful desires

C. Made New – Vs. 23 “to be made new in the attitude of your minds;”

i. Attitude of your minds

D. New Self Vs. 24 “and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.”

i. Created to be like God

ii. True righteousness

iii. Holiness

Conclusion:


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