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“Peace and Gentleness” “Peace and Gentleness”

Ephesians 4:1-7 Ephesians 4:1-7

I. Gentleness is all about Fixing Others (v2) I. Gentleness is all about ___________ (v2)

“Bearing with one another” (v2) — someone messed up, now how do you respond?

You think you’ll fix someone by telling them how it is, by letting them have it!
You attract more flies with honey than you do with vinegar.
If you really want to fix someone, it begins with you… your attitude, your tone.

Gentleness means don't fight even when you're right
1 Cor 4:21
Titus 3:2

Gentleness means correct people gracefully
Galatians 6:1
2 Tim 2:25 II. Peace is all about ___________ (v3-6)

Gentleness is a virtue throughout the NT
Galatians 5:22-23 <------------
Ephesians 4:2
Colossians 3:12
1 Tim 6:11

II. Peace is all about Winning (v3-6)

At the end of the day, the peaceful win (Matthew 5:9, James 3:18)
We win by being in unity with other Christians (v3, John 13:35, 17:20-23)
This unity isn't just Kumbayah… it stems from God’s act of saving grace (v4-6)