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Commitment and Unity (18 of 40)
Series: Emerge: Identity
Jesus Culture - Banning Liebscher
This week, we're going to look at the importance of unity. Individually, each of us is incredibly special in God's sight. We look like our Father; we have unique giftings and callings. But together, united as one body, we can do things that we never would have been able to do alone. This is one reason it is so important that we honor each other and love one another as Jesus loves us.
Main Scripture: Ephesians 4:3-6
EQUIP: Be one!
Have your group read EPHESIANS 4:3-6 and then focus on the observations and teaching points provided.
Teaching Point 1: We are called to unity with others in the Body of Christ.
- In Ephesians 4, Paul charges the people to be ''one body'' because they are called to ''one glorious hope for the future.''
- When we are unified, our power is greater than the power we had while alone.
A few years ago, a famous musician named Bono from the band U2 co-founded a worldwide campaign against poverty called the One Campaign. He challenged people from every walk of life to make a difference in the world by coming together - because so much can be accomplished in unity. He started a movement that has ended starvation, disease, and death from taking the lives of innocent children and young adults in several places. The movement has a vision to see extreme poverty ended altogether. If one person could start a movement that led to thousands of lives being saved, imagine what the body of believers could do if we truly became one?
In EPHESIANS 4, Paul charges the people to be ''one body'' because they are called to ''one glorious hope for the future.'' You and I have been called to ''one glorious hope.'' This is true of every single person in the Body of Christ, even if they don't act like we do and even if they don't believe exactly what we believe. We still need to be ''one body.''
It was important to Paul that the Ephe ...
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