Restoration Series: Loving One Another for the Sake of Unity | March 12, 2023
As we prepare our hearts for Sunday morning worship today, let’s dwell on Scripture about the result of loving one another … unity. When we live in unity, the world sees God’s love for all.
Psalm 133:1 ESV
Behold, how good and pleasant it is
when brothers dwell in unity!
Romans 15:5-7 NIV
May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, 6 so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 7 Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.
Ephesians 4:1-3 ESV
I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3 eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Colossians 3:14 NIV
And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Jesus prays for us in John 17:20-23 ESV
20 “I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, 21 that they may all be one, just 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 have sent me. 22 The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, 23 I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.
Lord may we live with our brothers and sisters in unity so the world may know that You love them!