“United in Christ, Experienced in Peace” Sunday Worship Service (9:30 AM in the GYM and 9:45 AM Live Stream)

You are invited to experience, view or listen to our Sunday morning sermon in one of 5 ways.
1) Participate in our onsite worship service in the GYM which begins at 9:30 AM, SUNDAY at 3757 Mill Street.
2) Watch live on the church Facebook page at 9:45 AM, SUNDAY by going to: facebook.com/srcmarion  There are announcement slides and music at the start of the stream while we wait for the right time to join the service in progress.  Please “like” our Facebook page for future notifications.
3) Watch the same recording later on Facebook at a time more convenient for you: facebook.com/srcmarion
4) Watch the same recording later on our newly created YouTube channel. Just type in “Second Reformed Church of Marion” when you go to youtube.com  Or you can click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo3ZNP8OgRarSQXfqzGcn-Q
5) Listen to the audio recording and see sermon outline on our church website: sermons.srcmarion.org

Title: United in Christ, Experienced in Peace

Text: Ephesians 4:1-16

Theme: United to Jesus Christ, believers are one body, one in the Spirit.

  1.  ____________ at the Unity of the Spirit
    1. Vv. 1-6, gist: let us BE in Christ, what we ARE in Christ: one.
    2. Seven common connections & blessings in Christ aren’t of our doing.
  2. ____________ one another as Christ loves us.
    1. V. 2: these are all forms of Christian love in relating to others.
    2. Next, Paul calls us to continually practice a fellowship healing grace.
  3. ____________ for right relationship, with its fruit: peace.
    1. So, who is really disturbing the peace & good order of Christ’s Church?

Questions for Further Study:

What are some things every Christian has in common with every other Christian?  How much of this commonality is of the believer’s doing?

God says this indicates that a person has passed from being dead in sins into possession of eternal life In Christ.  What is it?  Hint, see I John 3:14; 5:1.

God describes His Church using word pictures such as:  Household of Faith; Children of God; Spiritual House, Chosen Race, Royal Priesthood, Holy Nation, A People for His Own Possession, the Body of Christ, Temple of the Holy Spirit.  What aspects do these word pictures all share?

The membership vows which bind members to our local SRC congregation include the promise to seek the things that make for purity & peace in the Church of our Lord Jesus Christ…What is being promised here?