In this week’s text, Paul continues his focus on application by turning to practical ways in which believers can walk in love and be imitators of God. Recognizing that genuine Christian obedience is both motivated and fueled by the example of Christ and the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit, Paul goes beyond just giving us a list of ‘do not’s’. Rather he follows them up with ‘do’s’ as well. While Paul’s list is not exhaustive, it is instructive and immensely helpful. While expecting the passage to be difficult for some to encounter, my hope is that the sermon will be used by God to bring about conviction of sin as well as encouragement in Christ’s work on our behalf that leads to fruitful living for Him.