Our sermon from Ephesians 4:1-7 speaks of unity of the new society of Christ. We learn some of the marks of unity and also why the church doesn’t seem so unified with all of our denominations and apparent fractures. We also learn that unity at the expense of truth is no unity at all.
4:1 I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3 eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. 7 But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift. (ESV)