One In Christ Jesus Our Lord

In preparation for teaching the good news on Sunday, I am studying Ephesians 2:11-22. In this passage, the apostle Paul deals with unity of the Jews and Gentiles in the Church (two groups who hated each other). A question one might ask while reading a portion of Scripture like this is, What value does this have for me today? Two things to think about.

  1. It teaches us the truth that every Christian should be accepting of other Christians in the church regardless if they are male or female, rich or poor, young or old; what their cultural background, or social status.
  2. We can learn that everyone who belongs to Christ our Lord belongs to every other believer.

That is what unity looks like. I am blessed to attend a church that is a unified body of Christ. But a reminder is still needed. As Christians we REALLY need to know what this means because it runs contrary to our natural inclinations and the current world view.

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