Ephesians 4:2-3

The Importance of Unity

Ephesians 4:1

I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called,

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Ephesians 4:2

with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love,

Ephesians 4:3

endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

John 13:35

"By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."

Genesis 11:6

And the LORD said, "Indeed the people [are] one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them.

3 Elements of Unity

1) Selflessness

James 3:16

For where envy and self-seeking [exist], confusion and every evil thing [are] there.

Philippians 2:2-4

Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.
Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.

2) Commitment

Acts 2:42 (NLT)

All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord's Supper), and to prayer.

Romans 1:12

that is, that I may be encouraged together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.

3) Purpose

Amos 3:3

Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?

1 Samuel 22:2

And everyone [who was] in distress, everyone who [was] in debt, and everyone [who was] discontented gathered to him. So he became captain over them. And there were about four hundred men with him.

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