Unity

2 Tim 3:16         Luke 8:18          2 John 9          1 Peter 2:24           2 Peter 3:18            2 Cor 1:20-22       Romans 15:4      Phil 3:10      Mark 12:29-31      Titus 2:11-15     Titus 3:3-5       2 Peter 1:16   Romans 13:8-10        James 2:12-13          Hosea 6:6             Ps 103:10        1 Cor 1:30       Eph 6:17

 UNITY (The state of being united or joined as a whole;  The combination or arrangement of parts into a whole)

John 17: 11   Jesus praying: “….so that they may be one as we are one, just as you and I are one.”  14&16    “…they don’t belong to the world, just as I don’t belong to the world.”

Remember verses on:  “seeing yourself , as strangers/ sojourners/ pilgrims” 1 Peter 1:17, Ps 119:19, Ps 84:5, Heb 11:13-16, Phil 3:20  ….

                                             our citizenship is in heaven. 

John 17:20-26  “ I pray …  that all of them may be one.  I pray that they can also be one in us.  22-23 “…that they may be one as we are one– so that they may be brought to complete unity26   “I showed them what you are like, I will live in them.”

1 Cor 12:4-6 … different kinds of gifts… all from same Spirit.  …. different ways to serve…same Lord to serve….. different ways God works…but same God.   12:12 … there are many parts to a body, all the parts make one body.  Christ is like that also. 27 “ …You are the body of Christ,   and each one of you is a part of it.”

James 2:1-9 ….never think some people are more important than others.  9 if you treat one person as being more important than another,  you are sinning.”   

Romans 2:1-4  “If you think you can judge others, you are wrong…… Perhaps you do not understand that God is kind to you so you will change your hearts and lives.

Eph  1:9-10  (3-14) “he made known to us the mystery of his will—– to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.”

Eph 1:13   So it is with you….in Christ,  God put his special mark of ownership on you….

Eph 1:22-23  “God ..made Christ the head over everything for the church, which is Christ’s body.  The Church is filled with Christ, and Christ fills everything in every way.”

Eph 4:3    “Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.

Eph 4:4-5  There is one body and one Spirit...one hope , one Lord , one faith, one baptism,…. 13  ...until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature,  attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. 15    “.we will grow up in every way into Christ, who is the head.” 16   The whole body depends on Christ and all the parts of the body are joined ….17-18  “Do not continue living like those who do not believe… they cannot have the life God gives 22-24 “…become a new person.   That new person is made to be like God….

Col 3:14 (1-17)    “Even more than all this,  clothe yourself in love.   Love is what holds you all together in perfect  unity.  15  “….you were all called together in one body to have peace.  Always be thankful.”