Futile Minds and Double Lives

After explaining in the first part of Ephesians 4 how we are to walk and live as members of God’s family, Pastor Sonny continues the study of Ephesians with a discussion on how the Apostle Paul goes on to exhort us in how to live and walk in our everyday lives outside of the church, set apart from the world and remaining focused on Christ rather than earthly things.

“Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity. But that is not the way you learned Christ!— assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.”
   — Ephesians 4:17-24