Summary: God has givin us an awesome opportunity to become His child. We are now children of light. What does this mean? How do we play this out in our lives? Paul gives us some examples in his letter to the Ephesian church.

Living as children of Light: Open hearts

Ephesians 4:17-19

To live as children of light means

I. We live as though God _were are Father_

Ephesians 4:17

a. The gentiles were fatherless when it came to God.

b. As a believer in Christ we now become his Children

c. We should act that way since we aren’t Gentiles anymore

II. We live with an _Open Heart_ before God

Ephesians 4:18

a. As His children we are looking for Gods Guidence

b. We allow His to search our hearts

c. He gives us this opportunity, we should take it

III. We are sensitive to _His Spirit_

Ephesians 4:19

a. We don’t harden our hearts to His will

b. We might not like what we hear but we accept it

c. This is opposed to people who have not become his children

IV. We have traded in our _Old Life_

Ephesians 4:17

A. We have acknowledged a problem with our way of living to come to Christ

B. We have acknowledged a problem with our way of thinking to come to Christ

C. We are trading in a dead way a living for a way that leads to life

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