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A Sermon on Ephesians 1:11
In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, (ESV)
Political peace and social unity is something we hear often in the media. Communities need to strive to lay down their tribal identities that divide people and embrace unity. How might Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones respond to this kind of plea? More importantly, how does the Apostle Paul talk about unity? In this sermon Lloyd-Jones expounds on the great themes of unity, harmony and peace in the letter to the Ephesians. In the church there is no nationalistic boasting from the Jews nor philosophical snobbery from the Greeks for they are all one in Christ. The Apostle Paul, who first boasted in his flesh as a Hebrew of Hebrews, now boasts that he is an apostle to the Gentiles. How did this come about? It comes about from God’s grand purpose of reuniting all things together in Christ. It is only as we look to our inheritance as Christians can true peace and true unity be realized. Only by setting our affection upon the spiritual inheritance in Christ can true reconciliation take place. The world does not know this or understand this unity. Hear Lloyd-Jones speak to this important topic that has implications for our lives today.