Sermon Series: Life 
Text: Ephesians 5:1-16; 6:10-20
Preacher: Brent McCrory

Living organisms are designed to model, or pattern themselves after something. We can see this as a nut gives way to a sapling which gives way to a tree. Or how a kitten grows into a cat; along with many other examples.

For followers of Jesus it is no different. Being humans, the first model we have is that of our parents (or whoever fills that role). Yet for humanity there is also more to it. Generally speaking, we will model ourselves after our surrounding culture or God. This is one of the reasons why following Jesus involves our minds; God never tells people to check their brains at the baptistery. Indeed, our minds must be fully engaged if we are to walk (live life) in the ways God desires for us.

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