SCRIPTURES Relating to ...Unity, Oneness and Like-Mindedness
Psalm 133:1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.
Eccles. 4:9-12 Vs 9 Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor.Vs 10 For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up.Vs 11 Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm; But how can one be warm alone?Vs 12 Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him.And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
John 17:20-26 Vs 20 I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; vs 21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.Vs 22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one:Vs 23 I in them, and You in Me, that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.Vs 24Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.Vs 25 O righteous Father!The world has not known You, but I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me.Vs 26 And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.
Acts These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.
Acts 2:1 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
Acts So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart.
Acts So when they heard that, they raised their voice to God with one accord and said: “Lord, You are God, who made heaven and earth and the sea, and all that is in them,..."
Acts And through the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were done among the people.And they were all with one accord in Solomon’s Porch.
Acts 8:6 And the multitudes with one accord heeded the things spoken by Philip, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.
...it seemed good to us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men to you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul...
Romans 12:4-16 Vs 4 For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, Vs 5 so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.Vs 6 Having then gifts differing according to the face that is given to us, let us use them; if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; Vs 7 or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; Vs 8 he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.Vs 9 Let love be without hypocrisy.Abhor what is evil.Cling to what is good.Vs 10 Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; Vs 11 not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; Vs 12 rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; Vs 13 distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.Vs 14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Vs 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.Vs 16 Be of the same mind toward one another.Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble.Do not be wise in your own opinion.
vs 5 Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-mindedtoward one another, according to Christ Jesus, vs 6 that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I Cor. 1:10
Now I plead with you, Brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same things and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.For “who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?”But we have the mind of Christ.
I Cor. 2:16
II Cor.13: 11-14 Vs 11 Finally, brethren, farewell.Become complete.Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.Vs 12 Greet one another with a holy kiss.Vs 13 All the saints greet you.Vs 14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.
Galatians 3:26-28 Vs 26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.Vs 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.Vs 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 4:3-6 Vs 3 Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.Vs 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; Vs 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; Vs 6 one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
Ephesians 4:11-16 Vs 11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, Vs 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, Vs 13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; Vs 14 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, Vs 15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head – Christ – Vs 16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.
Philippians 2:2 …fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:15-16 Vs 15 Therefore let us, as many as are mature, have this mind; and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal even this to you.Vs 16 Nevertheless, to the degree that we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us be of the same mind.
I Peter 3:8-12 Vs 8 Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous; Vs 9 not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessings.Vs 10 For He who would love life And see good days, Let him refrain his tongue from evil; And his lips from speaking deceit.Vs 11 Let him turn away from evil and do good; Let him seek peace and pursue it.Vs 12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their prayers; But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.
(All scriptures are from the NKJV; italics and underlining added)