Week 4, Tuesday Ephesians

Tuesday – Ephesians 4:3-6 – Life Together

By Pastor Paul Georgulis

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.” – Ephesians 4:3-6 (New International Version)

A theme that the Apostle Paul touches on in many of the books of the Bible he penned is unity. Unity was central to Paul’s vision for the church. When looking at the world around us – and sometimes even the church – it is hard for us to grasp true unity. The “one body” that Paul mentions here is the church – us – and we are unified through Jesus, with the Holy Spirit being the glue which holds us all together. Paul writes that our commonality is that we have one hope, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father – that’s what unifies us. Jesus must always be at the center of all we do.

I think another thing that Paul is saying here is that we are not called to be alone on our faith journeys. God didn’t create us to be loners, He created us for relationship. We are to enjoy fellowship with one another, supporting each other in the good times as well as in the bad, and striving towards the future – together.

So, no matter what you are going through right now, or no matter where your faith journey currently has you, please know that you don’t have to do it alone and that you are not alone.


Lord, we live in a crazy world – a world that throws a lot of difficult things our way. Thank you that we don’t have to face the craziness alone. Thank you that you are with us, and thank you that we have each other. Help us to keep our focus on you.

In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen!