Strive to Maintain Unity | Ephesians 4:1-6

Strive to Maintain Unity | Ephesians 4:1-6

Strive to Maintain Unity | Ephesians 4:1-6

As a consequence of God’s great plan of salvation and the believer’s new identity in Christ (Ch. 1-3), Paul begins a series of admonitions for the readers (Ch. 4-6). In our text he appeals to them to maintain the unity that Christ secured on the cross. This unity is an essential and natural by-product of the common faith they confess, but it must also be maintained through developing the various virtues associated with selfless love. What is clear is that a church that displays the glory of God is a church that works very hard to maintain the unity that God has created. Given that we all have a propensity to walk according to the flesh and not according to the Spirit we must conscientiously work toward maintaining the unity Christ has established.

  1. Be united in calling (v. 1)
  2. Be united in conduct (v. 2)
  3. Be united in confession (vv. 4-6)
  4. Be united in conscientiousness (v. 3)

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