Sunday, November 8, 2020

Walk in Unity (Ephesians Study)

Walk in Unity
Walk in Unity
At my church, we have been walking through Ephesians for the past few weeks.  Today, we are talking about walking in unity.  We are looking at Ephesians 4:1-6.  The following are my Bible study notes based on my pastor's sermon.  You are invited to watch, listen, and worship with us here.

Walking in the will of God doesn't mean walking in sunshine and roses all the time.

Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, being diligent to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you also were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all. - Ephesians 4:1-6 
Ephesians 4:2
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The Holy Spirit has the power to transcend differences within the body of Christ.  He doesn't necessarily do this in the secular world, but He does within the church. (Ephesians 4:3)

Walk in Unity

1.  We are called to walk in unity.  

Remember your witness on social media.  Remember your witness in public places.

The Holy Spirit in me and in you get along perfectly.  The problem is our sinful flesh.

2.  We have been shown how to walk in unity.  

We have been shown how to walk in humility, gentleness, and patience.

We are to walk in gentleness coupled with humility.

Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. - Matthew 11:29

Gentle people are not harsh with others.  Treat people the way Jesus treats you.  This is how we learn to put up with difficult people.

Be kind and understanding with one another.

Don't be a fault finder in regard to others.  Whatever you are looking for, good or bad, you will find.

3.  We have been told why we need to walk in unity.

We are one body and one hope in Jesus.

Unity is our most powerful witness to the world. 

That they may all be one; just as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me. - John 17:21

Lord, make us one that we may reach many.


Walk in Unity
Walk in Unity

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