With such a variety of personalities in the Church, keeping the peace takes effort—and a close eye on the Gospel (v. 1)

Scripture: Ephesians 4:1-6

ESV Text: Ephesians 4:1-6


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 4

     1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,

     2 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; 3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 550:
O Splendor of God’s Glory Bright

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. O splendor of God’s glory bright, 
Who bringest forth the light from Light; 
O Light of light, light’s Fountain-spring; 
O Day, our days enlightening: 

2. Come, very Sun of truth and love, 
Come in Thy radiance from above 
And shed the Holy Spirit’s ray 
On all we think or do today. 

3. Likewise to Thee our prayers ascend, 
Father of glory without end, 
Father of saving grace, for pow’r 
To conquer in temptation’s hour. 

4. Teach us to work with all our might; 
Beat back the devil’s threatening spite; 
Turn all to good that seems most ill; 
Help us our calling to fulfil. 

5. Direct and govern heart and mind, 
With body chaste and disciplined; 
Let faith her eager fires renew 
And hate the false and love the true. 

6. On Christ, the true Bread, let us feed, 
Let Him to us be drink indeed, 
And let us taste with joyfulness 
The Holy Spirit’s plenteousness. 

7. Oh, joyful be the livelong day, 
Our thoughts as pure as morning ray, 
Our faith like noonday’s glowing height, 
Our souls undimmed by shades of night. 

8. The dawn begins to speed her way, 
Let the true Dawn himself display, 
The Son with God the Father One, 
And God the Father in the Son. 

9. All praise to God the Father be, 
All praise, eternal Son, to Thee, 
Whom with the Spirit we adore 
Forever and forevermore. 


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