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A Daily Devotion for Wednesday, February 23


Ephesians 4:1-6


As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit- just as you were called to one hope when you were called- one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.


I wonder what God thinks of all of the different denominations of Christian faith we have found it necessary to create and stand behind. Maybe He is happy that everyone finds Him in their own way. But when these become divisions and not unique and holy differences, God must be sad. These verses remind me to celebrate and look for the things we have in common, not the differences. We are, after all, worshiping the one true God.

Father God, help me to see what I have in common with others, and not focus on the differences. Help to heal our Methodist Church. Amen


Becky, transforming

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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
23 févr. 2022

Ephesians 4:1-6 God made us all but yet we are all individuals with no one else like us. Did God Intend to include unity when he created the universe. I believe he did. Even though we are all different, we have to remember what unites us, one body, one spirit, one hope, one lord, one faith, one baptism, one God. We are members of the body of Christ; we become unified when we pray together, study God’s word together and work together to share the gospel. We cannot do this faithfully on our own. is the only way that we can be in unity with others is asking God to humble us. Let us work together let there be unity …

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Barbara
Barbara
23 févr. 2022

Ephesians 4: 1-6

3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.


We are called to the teachings of the Bible and because of this we are called to live lives worthy of this calling. We are called to treat everyone with mercy, love, patience and tolerance. We are called to live together in unity and peace, not just individually. Just like the 3 persons of the Trinity are unified in love, so are we. We are united in Christ Jesus.


Dearest Lord, we are united by your love of us. We are called to work together with others to do your work. Give me the grace and understanding to follow your lead…


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Rosalind Spiller
Rosalind Spiller
23 févr. 2022

Ephesians 4: one – six We have a communion hymn that says “one bread, one body, one Lord of all, one cup of blessing which we bless. And we, though many, throughout the earth, we are one body in this one Lord.” If only our many denominations could focus on unity instead of differences. If only our own Methodist Church could focus on unity instead of differences. What a difference that would make. I am so thankful that in Goffstown, we have a clergy association the tries to do this very thing. We know we have differences, but we try to focus on unity for the sake of our community. We do a special services in each other’s churches to whic…

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Tom
Tom
23 févr. 2022

Ephesians 4:1-6

Paul spells out the recipe for unity as humility, gentleness, patience and compassion. The diligent and avid application of these gifts of the Spirit is God’s way of creating unity. Unity is not uniformity enforced by coercion, stigmatization or ridicule. Any talk of “the one true church” must refer to the Church universal and not to one tiny little segment that pretends to enjoy God’s special favor.


Prayer - Father, Son and Holy Spirit, in You we see the perfect model of perfect unity. The seeds of that unity have been planted in us and can flourish only if we tend to, cultivate and nourish them. By Your grace let us promote unity with all through humility, gentleness,…


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