Ephesians 4: 4-6. “There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, Who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
God provides the basis for unity in these three short verses. One body: the fellowship of believers.
This past summer, I had the privilege of going on a mission trip to Slovakia, way over on the eastern end. We were there to help a little church do some construction, and to hold a Bible conference.
I don’t speak any Slovakian. Many of the older folks don’t speak any English. But there was a unity, a oneness, in the Lord. We enjoyed each other, we shared our testimonies. We worked our translators pretty hard! To me, it was a perfect example of two different cultures coming together in a bond of unity through the Spirit.
I may never see any of those people again in this life, but we all have the same hope of heaven, and we know we will see each other again there. We all believe in the efficacy of Christ’s blood for the washing away of sin. We share the same faith, the same baptism, the same God.
That is the bond of the spirit of unity in Christ.
Giving my testimony on the last Sunday in Michalovce. The young man was an excellent translator.