Ephesians 4

Humility to Unity

May 28, 2023 • Kim Edmondson • Ephesians 4:1–3, Philippians 2:1–7

Everybody talks about unity and being unified, but no one wants to give up their rights and privileges to be unified. Yet we learn that is exactly what Jesus did for us—He humbled Himself for us. THE BIG IDEA: Without Humility, there will never be unity.

Diametrically Opposed Foes

May 21, 2023 • Dave Thompson • Ephesians 4:1–6, John 15:1–17

We learned that unity can change communities. However, with the highly polarized nature of the world, and the inclusive nature of Christianity, unity sounds nearly impossible. The key to achieving this is found in Ephesians 4:2 where paul says to “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.”  THE BIG IDEA: Unity begins with bearing with one another in love.

You Had One Job

May 14, 2023 • Chris Edmondson • Ephesians 4:1–16, John 17:20–22

Churches rarely get in trouble because of theological issues. They get in trouble over competing agendas and power grabs. That’s not what Jesus had in mind when he launched his church. In fact, when he prayed for his followers, he prayed that they would be one. But what does that look like? THE BIG IDEA: Unity Can Change Communities.