The Unity of the Spirit
Passage: Ephesians 4:1–6
How can a church pursue unity? What are the characteristics, the capacities, and the commitments that will lead to a truly united church? As Paul begins to focus on the practical outworking of the gospel foundation laid in chapters 1-3, he turns to these questions of unity. As Christ has purchased his people's unity, and the Spirit has gifted it to them, followers of Jesus must be vigilant to cultivate oneness in their local church contexts.