Chapter Six is the exciting crescendo of Paul's letter to the Ephesians. He has been addressing God's vision for true unity in his church for the previous five chapters in many and various ways. Now he makes the final appeal that our battle to be unified is never with another person, but rather with the "spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." As a mighty spiritual warrior himself, Paul proceeds to describe how every Christian can and must "put on the full armor of God." Only in so doing, can we overcome all the attacks of the evil one and stand united in Christ.
Can one person really change the world? Absolutely! Jesus was the prototype of how to do exactly that. This Sermon will be shared by John Lusk, the leader of the Denver Church and Quoc Hung Tran, the indigenous leader of our Vietnamese Churches. Their partnership and impact is a beautiful example of how a follower of Jesus can truly change the world.
Paul continues with his practical appeals to live out the incredible plan of God for unity, by emphasizing purity and family. As we protect our personal purity and strive for true family at ever level of our lives, we will fulfill the vision of Jesus for true unity in the church.
In Ephesians Chapter One, Paul begins to open our eyes to the foundation of our unity--The Common Grace of God. What entails is an inspiring look at the true riches we have in Christ. So often we feel poor, overlooked, insecure, and misunderstood, which results in much of our frustration and relational problems with one another. Here we see that God truly gives us every spiritual blessing in Christ and meets all those inner needs.