Last week we began our Pray First series that showed us from Scripture how important it is in every situation to go to God in prayer first. This week, our text is in Ephesians and Paul is speaking to the Jews and Gentiles about racial unity. Without Christ, there was great separation between them. But in Christ they are to be united by being reconciled to God and to each other.
God wants His church to preach the gospel to every tribe, language, people, and nation. We cannot do this if we are looking down on other races; if we are not in unity with one another. Paul challenged the Ephesians to strive to "preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace". That same challenge is for us today in 2017. Let's look together in the Word of God and learn what Paul is teaching about racial reconciliation and unity in Christ Jesus.