United in Christ

Design: Joshua Wong

 

The first 10 verses of Ephesians 4 describe the concept of Christian unity and the importance of working together for God’s glory. All of us are uniquely created and gifted by God to serve him and each other to the best of our abilities.

Even though we may know this, we may sometimes find it difficult to put our knowledge into practice. Believers can come from any culture, any background, all walks of life. Regardless of our differences, we are called to love each and every believer as family.

Ephesians 4:2 is Paul’s instruction on overcoming these differences. We are to approach one another with humility, gentleness and patience. Pride and impatience have no place in the body of Christ and will only cause disharmony and chaos. As 1 Thessalonians 5:11 says “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”

Make Use of Every Opportunity

Photo by Mantas Hesthaven. Design by Jonathan Yao.

15 So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. 16 Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days.” – Ephesians 5:15-16 (NLT)

As God’s stewards, how should we use “every opportunity” (Greek, kairos) that He has given to us? Pastor Bob Heerspink has the following to say.

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Unimaginable Power Given Through God’s People

20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” ~ Ephesians 3:20, 21, NLT.

God has given unimaginable power through His people to bless and do good! Have you tapped on His power to bless others?

Artwork by Jonathan Yao