Serving Jesus in Our Community

Bible Notes

Ephesians 2:14-18 (10.11.22)

Ephesians 2:14-18 (NIVUK)
13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14 For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, 15 by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, 16 and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. 17 He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. 18 For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.

Unity isn’t something that simply happens, it requires a deliberate choice, conscious effort and love. We see this supremely of course in Christ who brought us unity through the Cross both between us and God, and between Jew and Gentile. For us to maintain this unity within the church similarly takes self-giving and conscious effort, as does reaching out to those outside the church to bring them into that unity.

Thank you for Jesus’ sacrifice for us, help us to imitate him in seeking unity.

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