Holy Spirit


Ephesians 4:4-6 The Foundation of Church Unity

Originally preached on 6/9/2013 Also Read: Ephesians 1; Colossians 1:13-23 (Pray through Eph. 1:16-23, 3:14-21) In a day in which battle lines are always drawn; I would have you examine unity with me. But not unity at the expense of truth. I would have you examine the foundation of Unity as God defines it. I would like you to turn this morning to Ephesians 4:4-6 as our text as we examine the only right and proper foundation of the unity of the Christian Church. We need a little context to make it flow; and time does not permit us to go into full depth; but we can grasp a brief overview of Ephesians so far. In chapter one Paul opens the letter with a strong emphasis on God’s sovereignty in salvation, the glory of blessings given to us as God chose us, and the presence of the Holy Spirit as a sign and seal of our salvation; all capped off with an amazing prayer  (1:16-23) of gratitude, and a plea that we will understand the riches of God’s glory showered upon us through and by and for the glory of Christ.) In chapter two the emphasis is on the fact that we were once dead, totally dead in sin – […]

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