Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Sunday, November 18, 2012
PHI 2:2 be harmonious having the same mind
PSA 133:1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity!
Unity of thought and action that lead to one specific goal
JOH 17:23 I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me.
EPH 4:13 attain the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God
Col 3:14 put on the New Man…using Agape love for the perfect bond of unity
COL 3:12 And so, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience
13 bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you.
14 and beyond all these things, put on
love, which is the perfect bond of unity.
Unconditional love through God the Holy Spirit is the only thing that creates the bond of unity
COL 3:14-15 says for there to be true harmony and unity it takes unconditional love from filling of the HS and the mind of TLJC in full functional operation
Unity demands a positive effort and selfless attitude consistently
EPH 6:11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.
EPH 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
EPH 6:13 Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
EPH 6:14 Stand firm therefore, HAVING GIRDED YOUR LOINS WITH TRUTH, and HAVING PUT ON THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS,
EPH 6:15 and having shod YOUR FEET WITH THE PREPARATION OF THE GOSPEL OF PEACE;
EPH 6:16 in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
EPH 6:17 And take THE HELMET OF SALVATION, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
EPH 6:18 With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints,
It begins with unity and ends with unity