This past weekend at Eastbrook, we took a pause from our current series, “The Messiah’s Mission,” in order to talk about what it means to live as a unified church in divided days. The grounding text for this message was Ephesians 4:1-6.
You can find the message video and outline below. You can also view our current series here, as well as the devotional that accompanies the series here. Join us for weekend worship in-person or remotely via Eastbrook at Home.
“Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” (Ephesians 4:3)
A Prisoner for the Lord (Ephesians 4:1)
- The situation and calling of Paul the Apostle
- The calling of every Christian
- It’s all about Jesus
Learning to Uphold Unity in Love (Ephesians 4:2-3)
- Putting on the character of Christ
- Learning love
- Making every effort for unity
Keeping First Things First (Ephesians 4:4-6)
- The oneness of the Triune God in the life of the church
- “In necessary things unity; in uncertain things liberty; in all things charity.”
This week dig deeper into unity as the church in one or more of the following ways:
- Memorize part or all of Ephesians 4:1-6
- In your daily time with God, ask the Holy Spirit to search your heart and reveal any ways that you have gotten off track with God during this season. If there is anger, frustration, fear, or anything else, lay it down before Jesus and ask Him to renew your heart.
- Have an extended season of intercessory prayer for the unity of the church, using John 17 as a model for what you pray for.
- Re-engage with our series from November 2020, “One: The Being of God in the Life of the Church”