Unity

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UNITY

Ps 133:1 - Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

! WHAT IS IT

" Definition

- State of being undivided, oneness

- Solidarity, Integrity, Union, Harmony, Accord, Being in Agreement

" God is one

- Shama - Deut 6:4

- John 17:11, 21-23

" Marriage

- One Flesh Gen 2:24

" One Body of Believers

- Romans 12:5-8, I Cor 12:13, 27-30

! WHAT IT IS NOT

" Conformity

- 1 Pet 1:14-16; Rom 12:2-5

! WHAT PROMOTES

" Acceptance

- Rom 15:5-7

" Sharing -

- Acts 2:1, 43, 4:32

" Shared Mission, concern for another, suffering

- Eph 4:5,13; Phil 2:2; 1 Cor 12:25; 2 Cor 1:; Phil 1:29-30

" Love

- Col 3:14

" Humility

- 1 Pet 3:8; Eph 4:2-6

! WHAT DETRACTS

" Mistrust & Accusations

- Gen 3:12

" Stubbornness - Hard Hearted

- Mark 10:5

" Pride

- Gen 11:4-8

" Selfishness

- Acts 5:1-11

" Prejudice

- Acts 6:1

" Judging

- Rom 14:13; Jam 4:11-12

! CONCLUSION

" Why

- John 17:20-21

" How - Pray / Ask

- Rom 15:5-6; Ezek 11:19 (undivided heart)

STRONGS REF.

3162. yachad, yakh' ad; from H3161; prop. a unit, i.e. (adv.) unitedly: alike, at all (once), both, likewise, only, (al ) together, withal.

1775. henotes, hen ot' ace; from G1520; oneness, i.e. (fig.) unanimity: unity.

5426. phroneo, fron eh' o; from G5424; to exercise the mind, i.e. entertain or have a sentiment or opinion; by impl. to be (mentally) disposed (more or less earnestly in a certain direction); intens. to interest oneself in (with concern or obedience): set the affection on, (be) care ( ful), (be like , + be of one, + be of the same, + let this) mind ( ed, regard,



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