One - #1 - Just One. Period.

Our bodies are an amazing thing.  It is just one body, but it is made up of many unique and vital parts. And when it works properly, it's beautiful.  But when it doesn't, it's hard and we work to restore the seamless working together of all its parts.  The body of Christ is an amazing thing.  It is just one body, but it is made up of many unique and vital parts.  And when it works well, it's beautiful.  But when it doesn't, it's hard and we work hard to restore unity to the many parts of the body.  In this section of Ephesians, Paul urges us to work on this unity (amputation is not an option!) and reminds us of some beautiful truths.  We already are one.  We already have a unity even if we can't see it or feel it.  And each of us has been given gifts so that this unity might be strengthened as the whole body grows up and into Christ.  

Listen in to this sermon from our evening, Ascension day cookout. Ephesians 4:1-16.