Sanctification for a Christian is commanded, but what does it look like? (Eph 4:22-24)
Renewing the mind
Renew (Eph 4:23) - to give vitality to the mind, to make young (conscience)
Renew (Col 3:10) - to cause to grow up (maturity), to give strength and vigor
Renewing (Rom 12:2) - renovation, complete change for the better
To renew the mind you must get to the heart of why this sin is taking place
What sin is to be put off in Eph 4:25
Do all people lie for the same reason?
What are some of the reasons?
Notice, he doesn’t just say, “Stop lying!” Why?
4 rules of communication
- Be honest (v. 25)
- Keep current (vv. 26, 27)
- Attack the problem, not the person (v. 29, 30)
- Act, don’t react (vv. 31, 32)