Paul outlines what it should look like to live a life that is shaped in response to the death and resurrection of Jesus.
Christians are encouraged to live out the life of who they are as a result of what Jesus has done for them. They are to put off the old self and put on the new self.
Attention is now given to how we should live out the Christian life. In this particular passage Paul outlines that all have been given gifts to serve the church.
What great news it is that all believers are united together into a new community focussed on Jesus. Paul explains that this is the ‘mystery’ of the gospel.
Paul reminds his readers that the church is built on the firm foundation of God’s word, that is, the gospel of Jesus Christ. We can only be one in Christ if we are bound together by God’s word.