7032 unity, of God’s people

7032 unity, of God’s people

A distinguishing characteristic of God’s people, which derives from their common relationship with God, and is expressed in commitment to one another, mutual concern, concerted action and harmony within the believing community.

Unity in a common relationship with God

As children of God Mal 2:10 See also Ps 133:1; Mt 23:8-9; Ro 8:15-17; Col 1:2,12; 1Jn 5:1

As the people of God 1Pe 2:9-10 See also Ex 6:7; Ex 19:5-6; Dt 7:6; 2Sa 7:24 pp 1Ch 17:22; Mal 3:17; Eph 1:14; Heb 11:25

Unity in a common union with Christ

1Co 10:16-17; 1Co 12:27 See also Jn 11:52; Ro 12:4-5; 1Co 12:12; Gal 3:26-28; Eph 2:17-19; Eph 4:16; Col 3:11

Unity through common receiving of the Holy Spirit

1Co 12:13 See also Isa 34:16; Ac 10:45-47; 1Co 12:4-11; 2Co 13:14; Eph 2:22; Heb 6:4

Unity in a common faith

Eph 4:4-6 See also Eph 4:13; Tit 1:4; 1Jn 1:1-3; Jude 3

Expressions of unity among God’s people

Commitment to one another 1Sa 18:1-4; Ru 1:16-17; 1Th 2:8

Sharing possessions Ac 4:32 See also Lk 3:11; Ac 2:44-45; Ro 12:13; Ro 15:27; Gal 6:6; 2Ti 2:6

Giving support Jos 22:3 See also Dt 3:18; Heb 10:24-25

Sharing troubles 2Co 1:7; Php 4:14

Unity expressed in agreement with one another

Living in harmony Ps 133:1; Eph 4:3; 1Pe 3:8 See also Ro 12:16; Ro 14:17; 1Co 10:24; Eph 4:25; Php 4:2; Col 1:12-14; Col 3:15

United in purpose Php 1:27 See also Jdg 20:11; 1Sa 14:7; Ezr 3:8-10; Ne 4:6; Mt 18:19-20

Of one mind 1Co 1:10 See also 2Ch 30:12; Php 2:2

Unity expressed in worshipping together

Ro 15:5-6 See also Ps 22:22; Ps 68:26; Ps 122:1; 1Co 14:26; Heb 2:12

Unity marks out God’s people

Jn 17:21-23 See also Jn 13:34-35

See also

5783agreement
6700peace
7025church, unity
7140people of God
7921fellowship
7933Lord’s Supper
8210commitment to God’s people
8292love

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