Unity of the Spirit

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Ephesians 4:1-6

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The Unity of the Spirit:

The Unity of the Spirit Ephesians 4:1-6

A lack of Unity:

A lack of Unity John 17:20-21 “I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me.” Jesus Prays for Unity

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Religious confusion

Division in the church:

Division in the church 1 Corinthians 1:10-13 “...no divisions among you, but that you be made complete in the same mind...” 1 Corinthians 11:18-19 “...when you come together as a church, I hear that divisions exist among you...”

The Unity of the Spirit:

The Unity of the Spirit Vs. 1 “...walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called” We have been called to heaven Ephesians 4:1-6

The Unity of the Spirit:

The Unity of the Spirit Vs 2 with all: humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love Ephesians 4:1-6

The Unity of the Spirit:

The Unity of the Spirit Gal. 5:22 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love , joy, peace, patience , kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness , self-control; against such things there is no law.”

The Unity of the Spirit:

The Unity of the Spirit VS 3 “being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. “ diligent - “ to exert oneself, endeavor, give difference:” J.H. Theyer preserve - “to hold firmly” J.H. Theyer Ephesians 4:1-6

The Unity of the Spirit:

The Unity of the Spirit Vs 3 “... the unity of the Spirit...” That is the unity that comes from the Spirit. Ephesians 3:1-5 “... by revelation there was made known to me the mystery...” Ephesians 4:1-6

The Unity of the Spirit:

The Unity of the Spirit One Body The Body is the church Eph. 1:22-23 By one Spirit we are baptised into one body 1 Cor 12:-13 Jesus is the saviour of the body Eph 5:23 Jesus built one church Matt 16:18 Ephesians 4:1-6

The Unity of the Spirit:

The Unity of the Spirit One Spirit This is the Holy Spirit - Matt 3:16-17 The Holy Spirit gave us the Word John 16:13 Inspiration at work Eph 3:1-5 Ephesians 4:1-6

The Unity of the Spirit:

The Unity of the Spirit One Hope Jesus is our one Hope - John 14:6 Redemption is though His blood - Ephesians 1:7 Ephesians 4:1-6

The Unity of the Spirit:

The Unity of the Spirit One Lord “... one Lord, Jesus Christ...” - 1 Corinthians 8:5-6 Lord of Lords - 1 Tim 6:15 Ephesians 4:1-6

The Unity of the Spirit:

The Unity of the Spirit One Faith “...contend earnestly for the faith...” - Jude 3 The one Faith is the sum of our beliefs Ephesians 4:1-6

The Unity of the Spirit:

The Unity of the Spirit One Baptism The great commission - Matthew 28:18-20 “He has believed and has been baptised shall be saved” - Mark 16:16 baptised “...in the name of Jesus Christ...” - Acts 2:38 Ephesians 4:1-6

The Unity of the Spirit:

The Unity of the Spirit One God and Father “For there is one God” - 1 Timothy 2:5 Ephesians 4:1-6

The Unity of the Spirit:

The Unity of the Spirit We are called to be ONE. Unity has always been what God has wanted for His Children. Not “unity in diversity” but “Unity of the Spirit” - unity that is found though His Word. Ephesians 4:1-6

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