The gospel leads us to walk in self-giving love and shine a winsome light in the world.

How should Christians walk in a non-Christian world? The gospel tells us that Christians are God's own children because of Jesus' self-giving love. Now, we are called to walk with that same love in the world. This means we avoid sins like sexual immorality, greed, and obscene talk because they are based in selfishness, not self-giving love. As we attune ourselves to the love of God, and we walk with that love in the world, we shine a light into the darkness around us. The light exposes the meaninglessness of sin, and points towards the sacrifice of Jesus that is available for all who trust in Him.

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Application Questions

1. How can you practically imitate God in your daily life? How might Jesus' sacrifice for you motivate you to walk in love the way he did?

2. Why would Paul say that sexual immorality, impurity, covetousness, and foolish talk are unloving and selfish? Compare and contrast how our culture views these things. Why might self-giving love for God and others keep you from these things? How would self-giving love lead you to act differently?

3. How can you live a life that lovingly exposes darkness in the world? Are there any practical steps you can take to live as light in your daily life?

Brian Colmery

Brian serves the church by overseeing preaching and Sunday morning services at Cornerstone.

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