The power of unity

Paul guides the Ephesians beyond their problems to a plan conceived by God. Today, we must heed the powerful message they received to unleash the full potential of the Lord’s Church.

Physically, they were Jews and Gentiles. While that would never change, Paul called them to render it immaterial by developing a spiritual perspective where those divisions no longer mattered.

Seeing ourselves as part of a larger spiritual body (Ephesians 1:1-23), we utilize the tools provided by God and find our place in the new realm (Ephesians 3:20-21).

There our physical, ethnic, racial, educational and financial distinctions become mere facts and nothing more.

Christ’s death rendered these things worthless when he died on the cross (Ephesians 2:11-18). Once we’re united, we’re an unstoppable force (Ephesians 6:10-17). When we establish this mindset, we look at each other as one body (Ephesians 4:4-6).

This unity was conceived before time began and led to the crucifixion of Christ (Ephesians 3:11).

Since we’re a part of Christ’s resurrected body, we can have “boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him” (Ephesians 3:12, NKJV). Accordingly, we can unite and conquer through Christ (Ephesians 3:13,16).

Empowered by faith, we’re “rooted and grounded in love” and we truly understand the peace and power provided by our Lord (Ephesians 3:20).

He equips us so we can serve him without fear or hesitancy (Ephesians 4:11-14).

All of this and more is at our disposal if we’ll submit to Christ in immersion and give ourselves to him (Acts 2:38; 22:16).

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Richard lives in Florence, Alabama and is married to Deirdre. They have three daughters. He is an avid reader, devoted writer and lover of history and research. He is the author of "The Most Important Question" and is working on more books.

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