If ever there was a letter about Church and how to be in it and love your fellow church members, it is this eloquent letter to the Ephesians. The author of the book of Ephesians refers to church as ‘the body of Christ’ and presents the case for how united we are in purpose for what he describes as Christ’s greatest accomplishment. You learn more about the Christian way of life, Christians’ unity in Christ and why today’s ecumenical movement finds this letter so helpful. The author asks those of Ephesus to live lives of love like in Ephesians 4: 1-3 “I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” Although attributed to Paul, the book of Ephesians is probably written toward the end of the 1st century, after Paul’s martyrdom, and deals with challenges of unity, building this sermon around the metaphor of the body with Christ as head. Enjoy this audio lecture in CD format or MP3 instant digital download. Runtime: 56 minutes
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