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The Gospel Unity (Ephesians 4:1-16)

October 16, 2016 Speaker: Dr. David Silvernail Series: Ephesians - The Gospel Life

Topic: Sermons Passage: Ephesians 4:1–16

I don’t know how many of you remember that when you joined Potomac Hills you had to answer five membership questions (they’re the same for everyone in the PCA). The first three questions are about not trusting in yourself for salvation, but rather trusting in Christ alone, and then promising to live in accordance with that profession of faith. The whole book of Ephesians deals with the practical outworking of those questions.

The last two membership questions are: Do you promise to support the Church in its worship and work to the best of your ability? And Do you submit yourselves to the government and discipline of the Church, and promise to study its purity and peace? We’re starting Ephesians 4 this week and it seems to deal with these two questions directly. One of the major goals for the purity of the church is that we would be united in what we believe, and one of the major goals for the peace of the church is that we would be able to work together even though we’re all so different, with different gifts, different ages, different backgrounds, well, pretty much different everything.

So this is a passage about what it takes to work for purity and peace at the same time. Sounds easy enough, but in reality, it’s way harder than it sounds and takes a lot of intentional effort. The purity and peace of the church are hard issues to address, but they’re really important, they’re immensely practical, and they never go away. So learning how to address these issues will help us see how the Gospel works in the life of our church. I think the Apostle Paul wants us to understand that having a healthy church is worth a great deal of our effort, and a great deal of our prayers! So pray now, and come Sunday! See you then, Dr. Dave

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