05 Oct 2018
The resurrected Christ is described as “key” to the unity of the church. The apostle Paul, for example, could not stop talking about Christ as the source of our unity. He urged the Christians at Corinth to take their focus away from their personal differences and instead focus on the cross of Jesus Christ. In the book of Ephesians, Paul continued this focus on the centrality of Christ by using the terms “in Christ” and “with Christ” more than thirty times. In these pages, we find that although we come from varied backgrounds and cultures which might naturally lead to war against each other, Christ’s death has broken down these barriers between us. This means that we are no longer strangers but rather members of the same body. We’re of the one family – God’s family, and the same household.