How do we ﬁght sin and live godly loves with others who desire the same things?
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Paul begins this section with clear teaching for living with Christ and ﬁghting sin, as well as living as resurrected people.
Paul engages the implications of Jesus being Lord of all things. The material: food, drink, festivals, are all shadows of things to come. The substance is Christ.
Why look elsewhere? Christ is enough!
What causes disunity? People who don’t share a common faith in Christ. Paul wants the church to seek unity and have the wisdom to spot heretics when they come.
How did Paul’s work beneﬁt the church then, and how does it establish a framework for now?
In this section, Paul prays a speciﬁc prayer for the people of God to walk in power and knowledge and joy. Why is this prayer signiﬁcant? And how can we follow Paul’s model of praying here?