The Mystery of Community: The Mystery Revealed
In general, people like to stick to their own people groups, and we sometimes struggle with the change that occurs when someone new is included. The early church struggled with this too. In this passage from Ephesians, the Apostle Paul needs to reiterate this mystery of community, this mystery which has now been revealed. This mystery is that all people who expresses faith in Jesus are one in Christ Jesus regardless of their background. And it is through faith in Jesus that we may approach God with confidence, assured of our salvation.