Walk in a manner worthy of our calling

umc holiness

I’ve been leading a bible study through Ephesians every Sunday night since August.    It’s been a rich time of interacting with the text in a community of people eager to mature in Christ and a blessing to me every time.   This past Sunday we were in Ephesians 4:1-3 for the second week in a row (we aren’t in a hurry).   This is the text:

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.

Paul wants the church to know that there is a way of walking (living) that is worthy of our calling.   This calling comes from Jesus Christ, who sacrificed everything for our sake, and therefore has a right to make claims upon the…

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