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Sun, Apr 07, 2019

Unity in the Body of Christ

Identity in Christ
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50 mins 19 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - In many of Paul’s epistles, he breaks the letter down into two parts – the first, focuses on doctrine, and the second, focuses on practice. He seems to indicate that knowing should lead to doing. In the context of Ephesians, the revealed mystery of the church should have practical ramifications for our lives. If God is uniting Jews and Gentiles under Christ and forming a new entity called the church, then how are we supposed walk or conduct ourselves? That is the driving question Paul is addressing in Ephesians 4:1-16. Paul explains that the limbs of the body need to be united in the work of the ministry, the supporting ligaments of Bible teachers need to train believers to serve and use their gifts, and the head of the body, Christ directs us all through his word. And as this takes place believers live out their identity and grow in maturity. May the Lord help us to pursue unity in the church.