5.1 God commands human beings to worship only Him. Therefore Christians should be exclusively committed to Him. As members of God’s kingdom, we are under God’s rule. In presenting our lives to God and seeking to put Him first, we express our worship.

5.2 Every aspect of daily life serves as an opportunity for us to demonstrate our love for God as Christians – work, family life, personal relationships, ethical standards, involvement in society, and leisure. In all these, we seek to govern our lives by the teaching of the Bible; we depend on God to enable us to do so. The good works that result validate our claim to have become Christians.

5.3 Throughout the Christian life, the process of renewal continues. Although there are times when Christians sin and slip back in their relationship with God, this is not to be the norm, and the Bible assures us of the great power of God which can deal with long-standing sins and difficulties. Genuine Christians always return to God in the end; He will not allow them to fall away from Him totally or finally.

5.4 Because Christians live for God. we should stand out from the rest of the world. Often this will lead to opposition, but God promises to enable us to remain faithful. The Holy Spirit assures us of our standing as Christians, and helps us to trust God to keep us.

Passages for study: John 10:25-29, 17:1-23; Romans 6:15-23; 12:1-13:14; 1 Peter 1:13-2:12; 1 John 1:6-10