Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Ephesians 4:4-6

4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.

Questions to consider:
  • What does it mean for there to be one body and one Spirit?
  • What significance did the one body and Spirit have for the original audience of this letter? What significance does it have for us?
  • Do you see a theme in the verse above?
Possibilities for prayer:

It seems that the author is trying to draw out the idea of unity in these verses--we are told that there is only one body, Spirit, Lord, faith, baptism, and God. Practically, it does not always feel that we are united as people of faith in this world, even though that is a call we see more than once, even just in the book of Ephesians. Let's pray for the church worldwide today, that we might be united under God, "who is above all and through all and in all."