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How to Unify the Church - by Michael Phillips
The Book of Ephesians - Part 7 of 14
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Ephesians 4:1-3
May 25, 2008 am - Today, with God's blessing, we move on in our study of Ephesians, a Letter written to a church on the West Coast of Asia Minor. The author is Paul, and he had a special concern for this gathering of Christians. He himself had founded the church a few years before, and though things were going well at the moment, he feared the string that tied the people together in love was starting to fray. This scared the dickens out of Paul-and it ought to have the same effect on you. Does it? Do you so love the church-your church I mean-that it breaks your heart to see people quitting in anger or drifting away in indifference? The Church is the Family of God, and we must do everything we can to keep it together and do nothing to tear it apart. This means far more than behaving ourselves on Sunday morning. It means loving one another with a fervent charity, as Peter says. The people you're to love are not only the ones you see once or twice a week-but all of God's people, including the ones you live with. I hope to develop this in a few weeks, but for now, let me ask: Why is it wrong for Christians to divorce? Much can be said here, and has been, but one thing is hardly ever mentioned. ... More >>>

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