Walking the walk - Ephesians 5:1-20

Paul’s letter to the Ephesians reminds us that Christians have been chosen, forgiven and adopted by God. We did nothing to earn this, but as his children we’re called to imitate him. That means living radically different lives, living – or ‘walking’ - the way Christ did. In the realm of sex, this means being pure with ‘not even a hint’ of sexual immorality either outwardly or in our thought lives. The antidote to immorality is thankfulness. In how we relate to the darkness of the world around us it means living distinctive lives which expose the darkness: not seeking to please other people but to please God. And in the realm of daily life we’re to live wisely: not surrendering our powers of judgement to alcohol, but joyfully submitting instead to the controlling influence of God’s Holy Spirit.