Paul begins Ephesians 5:1 with this very simple instruction for the church to be “imitators of God”. Well sure Paul, no problemo, easy peasy, I’ll just get me a wig, a fake beard, a white robe and some flip flops and sit around and point my finger at all the people I think are not doing it right. Or at least what I determine is right. And let’s face it, that is about as close to imitating a god as most of us get. It’s always easier to point out what’s wrong with everyone else than it is for us to make those same judgments about ourselves. Thankfully, Paul follows doesn’t leave us hanging and gives the church instruction on how this daunting task can be accomplished. In this sermon, we will begin our look at how we are to be “imitators of God”.