One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism
Ephesians 4:5

The Upward Look
    by Max D. Hutto,

“There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism,” Ephesians 4:4-5 NASB

The unity of the church, all true believers, is derived from the one Lord who demands our total allegiance-the Lord Jesus Christ. He alone is our Savior and Redeemer. He alone is our Lord and Master, the one we trust and obey, and the sole object of our faith. There is one faith in Christ, the essential doctrinal truths found in the Scripture. There is one baptism that identifies one as a believer and follower of the one Lord. While the believer is baptized by the Holy Spirit at conversion, water baptism symbolically marks one as being a part of the body of Christ.

Lord Jesus, You are my only Master. Help me to walk in unity with You and Your church.


  July 22, 2022   -  © Copyright 2022, Max D. Hutto.

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