Dear Truro family,
This Sunday we resume our sermon series on the book of Ephesians. Paul begins chapter 4 with this admonition: “…Walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Eph. 4:1-3).
This is simply impossible to fulfill on our own! We all know it about ourselves. On our own, in our flesh, we demonstrate the opposite of Paul’s admonition, and can veer towards interactions with one another too often marked by pride, harshness, impatience, misunderstanding, and division.
The book of Ephesians reminds us that everything about our lives – as individuals and as the Church – is to be defined by the reality that we are “In Christ”. And so it is “in Christ” that this admonition becomes true of us. Over time, as our roots go deeper and deeper into Jesus, and as we build our lives upon him, he himself enables this kind of unity, by his Spirit.
Pray with us that our church would reflect this way of walking. Not by our own effort – but all by God’s grace.
Your Truro clergy