August 12, 2018
Text: Ephesians 5:1
Be imitators of God, therefore, as beloved children, and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
Good morning church, I’m excited to be with you all today. I just re-read this verse from Ephesians because my hope today is that this verse will be like a wet-willy. For those of you who didn’t have siblings, a wet-willy is when you surprise someone next to you by licking your finger and putting your finger in their ear. If you have not had the fun experience of being given a wet-willy, allow me to say that it is very strange. My sisters would be able to confirm this for you!
Like a wet-willy, I hope that this verse from Ephesians sticks with you a little bit:
Be imitators of God, therefore, as beloved children, and live a life of love…
What a simple command! May the simplicity of this Gospel command disarm you and lead you today toward freedom, laughter, and courage. Amen.