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Jul 22, 2018

Unity In The Community 07.22.2018

Passage: Ephesians 4:17-32

Preacher: Randy Johns

Series: Sermons

Detail:

Ephesians 4

1.  In Ephesians 4:1-3 Paul argues that Christians exist not to create unity, but to confess it, and it is enhanced by Jesus-like behavior.

2. In Ephesians 4:4-6, Paul declares that unity arises not only from how we behave but also from what we believe.

3. In Ephesians 4:7-16, Paul advocates that unity is built through the diversity and distribution and use of Christ-given gifts to every Christian.

4. In Ephesians 4:17-32, Paul affirms that unity is fostered by healthy relationships.

Ephesians 4:17-32

I.  A Reminder of Their Conversion: Don’t Forget Who You Are! (4:17-24) 

II.  Vices and Virtues (4:25-32)

1. Our identity is found in Jesus.

2. Jesus becomes our example.

a. Abandoned his rights

b. Accepted servanthood

c. Assumed responsibility

3. Unity is maintained by a commitment to one another.

a.A Refusal to Provoke Each Other

b.A Response to Provide for One Another

c.A Resolve to Protect Each Other

4. We wear the same uniform.

T.E.A.M.!

Together Everyone Accomplishes More! 

5. The quality of our lives is to radiate into the world and attract others to Jesus.