We've learned what our identity is and how we are to live in it - now all that is tied up in how we are to pray.
All of our relationships need to be brought under the kingship of Jesus. This is a call to integrate our faith identity and everyday life identity. An integrated faith is a faith that is at home in every aspect of human life.
Jesus is our example in all things, so how does he relate to His Church and what does that mean for us?
How we interact with the world and conduct our lives actually matters.
"Walk in wisdom and be filled with the Holy Spirit."
These truths are not in opposition to one another but must be held together in unity in order for us to faithfully pursue this identity we have in Christ.
The things we used to be we are no longer because now we are in Christ and our identity has been fundamentally altered by Him, so how should we conduct ourselves now that we are in Christ?
- Walk in the light.
- Expose the darkness.
- 3. Awake, oh sleeper.
As we examine this passage, ask yourself, "Am I living in a way that is defined by my new Gospel identity?
- Who are we not?
- How are we known?
- Who are we now?