Worthy of Our Calling
A Sermon on Ephesians 4:1-3
Unity in the Body of Christ
I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. (ESV)
The importance of finding a general principle : detail can only be understood in the light of the whole; the balance between doctrine and practice important; the Christian lives a holy life because he has been 'called' to it; the general and effectual call examined in this context; the example of Lazarus; chosen and called by Him to be holy and blameless; the manner of our calling; through faith that is the gift of grace.