Study Guide

Ephesians and Colossians Principles

Principles

Paul tells of a God that forgives everyone's sins and tosses out the law. If that's the case, then we can do what we want, right? Party time!

Hold on just one second.

Just because Christians are saved, doesn't mean Paul thinks they can go on sinning. Believers still have all kinds of principles that they need to cling to. Sure, putting faith in Jesus wipes the sin slate clean, but following Jesus also means acting in a certain way.

Just when things were starting to get a little wild and crazy up in here...

Questions About Principles

  1. How does Paul walk the line between faith and works? You need faith in Jesus to be saved, but you also have to do good works? Which does he think is most important? Why?
  2. Are Christian principles different from the principles of other religions? How?
  3. Why does Paul see things like sex outside of marriage or even gossip as such terrible activities for Christians to take part in?

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