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Why Ephesians 4:4-6 Matters

December 2nd, 2007

“The LORD is one”

(Mark 12:29)

Introduction: Is all this merely about getting along? “I believe Christianity as I believe that the Sun has risen not only because I see it but because by it I see everything else” (C. S. Lewis).

I. The Seven Ones of Ephesians 4:4-6 (4:3; 2:16-22)

1. “one body” (2:16)
2. “one Spirit”(2:18)
3. “one hope”
4. “one Lord”
5. “one faith”
6. “one baptism”
7. “one God”

II. Why this Oneness Matters
(in God’s salvation-history)

A. Mark 12:29 influences everything Paul writes.

B. Eph. 2:1,5; 3:9 _____________________

C. Eph. 2:14-22 _____________________

D. Eph. 6:12 _____________________

Conclusion: Ephesians is cosmic (1:10). Your cosmos! There is nothing at all in your life that is left unaddressed in Ephesians. To forget Spiritual unity (4:3) by minimizing the importance of the seven ones of Eph. 4:4-6 is to open yourself up to frightful fragmentation (4:14).

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