The book of Ephesians was a circular letter that was read by new churches of people from both Jewish and non-Jewish (Gentile) lineage. Paul repeatedly articulates that the Jewish/Gentile divide no longer exists in Christ. This weekend, we focused on the word sugkleronomos, or heirs togetherÈ – meaning that Jew and Gentile were now formed into a new humanity that are heirs of Christ Jesus. This was radical for the 1st century groups, but itÈs also significant for us as we find Sunday mornings the most segregated time of the week. Paul isnÈt suggesting that diverse groups of people should worship alongside each other, Paul is insisting that because of the finished work of Christ on the cross, all who claim Jesus as master and rescuer are inseparable from one another!
Scripture: Ephesians 3:16