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UNITY

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1. Unity or disunity

Psa.133:1

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

1 Cor.1:10

10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

 2 Cor13:11

11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.

Phi.1:27

27 Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;

Pro 6:16-19

16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,

19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

2.How to work at keeping united:

Eph.4:3

3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

1Cor.14:37

37 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.

Phi. 3:16

16 Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.

1 Thes.2:13,14

13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.

14 For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews:

Be agreeable & likeminded

Rom. 15:5,6

5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:

6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Rom. 12:16

16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.

1 Cor. 1:10

10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

Phi. 2:2

2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.

Be at Peace

Rom. 14:19

9 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.

Col. 3:15

15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.

1 Thes. 5:13

13 And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves.

Have love & concern for one another

Pro 10:12

12 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.

Rom. 12:10

10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;

1 Cor. 12:25,26

25 That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.

26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.

Eph. 4:16

6 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

Be kind, gentle & courteous to one another:

Eph. 4:32

32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

2 Tim. 2:23-26

23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.

24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,

25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

1 Pet. 3:8

8 Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:

1 Cor.11:33

33 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another.

Take people where they are at:

1 Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations.

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