Unity & Division: Two Sides of the Same Coin
The apostle Paul gives us instruction on the true meaning of unity and what it takes to maintain it in Ephesians 4. First, he says unity is created by God and maintained by God’s people (4:3). God creates unity through the work of Jesus and the Holy Spirit. We maintain the unity God created. The […]
What Does it Mean to Grieve the Holy Spirit?
“And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.” – Ephesians 4:30 Ephesians 4 starts off with a discussion of unity. Paul makes it very clear that it is the Holy Spirit who unites us in Christ, “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing […]
Paul’s Prescription For Doing Spiritual Battle
Paul closes out Ephesians with some final instructions. He knows the suffering and trial await them and so he tries to prepare them for what is to come. In Ephesian 6, starting in verse 10 Paul talks about putting on the armor of God. Before he says anything about how to fight the fight he […]