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.
- 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.
- 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.