Series: Seen and Unseen | The Unrivaled Power of the Holy Spirit
Topic: United by the Spirit
Text: Ephesians 4:1-6
SCRIPTURE: Talk about these verses, “I urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” Discuss the high bar Paul is setting for a worthy walk. Where do we excel? Where do we fail? Is any of this possible without the Holy Spirit’s power?
ACCOUNTABILITY: When you read this passage, the word “one” comes up quite a bit. The Message reads, “You have one Master, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who rules over all, works through all, and is present in all. Everything you are and think and do is permeated with Oneness.” If you put this into the context of our pluralistic society in 2021, how are we doing in the area of “oneness?” Even though we disagree on issues, are we “permeated with Oneness?”
TRANSFORMATION: If you cannot answer “yes” to the above question, what can you do personally to restore a sense of unity with brothers and sisters in Christ – those who we will dwell with for eternity?