Bible verses about "unity" | Goodspeed

John 17:11-23

11 Now I am to be no longer in this world, but they are to remain in the world, while I return to you. Holy Father, keep them by your power which you gave me, so that they may be one just as we are. 12 As long as I was with them I kept them by your power which you gave me, and I protected them, and not one of them was lost (except the one who was destined to be lost), so that what the Scripture says might come true. 13 But now I am coming to you, and I say this here in this world in order that they may have the happiness that I feel fully realized in their own hearts. 14 I have given them your message, and the world has come to hate them, for they do not belong to the world any more than I belong to the world. 15 I do not ask you to take them away from the world, but to keep them from evil. 16 They do not belong to the world any more than I belong to the world. 17 Consecrate them by truth. Your message is truth. 18 Just as you sent me to the world, I have sent them to the world. 19 And it is for their sake that I consecrate myself, that they also may be consecrated by truth. 20 "It is not for them only that I make this request. It is also for those who through their message come to believe in me. 21 Let them all be one. Just as you, Father, are in union with me and I am with you, let them be in union with us, so that the world may believe that you sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, so that they may be one just as we are, 23 I in union with them and you with me, so that they may be perfectly unified, and the world may recognize that you sent me and that you love them just as you loved me.

1 Corinthians 15:57

57 But thank God! He gives us victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Acts 20:28

28 Take care of yourselves and of the whole flock, of which the holy Spirit has made you guardians, and be shepherds of the church of God, which he got at the cost of his own life.

Romans 8:1-39

1 So there is no condemnation any more for those who are in union with Christ Jesus. 2 For the life-giving law of the Spirit through Christ Jesus has freed you from the Law of sin and death. 3 For though it was impossible for the Law to do it, hampered as it was by our physical limitations, God, by sending his own Son in our sinful physical form, as a sin-offering, put his condemnation upon sin through his physical nature, 4 so that the requirement of the Law might be fully met in our case, since we live not on the physical but on the spiritual plane. 5 People who are controlled by the physical think of what is physical, and people who are controlled by the spiritual think of what is spiritual. 6 For to be physically minded means death, but to be spiritually minded means life and peace. 7 For to be physically minded means hostility to God, for it refuses to obey God's law, indeed it cannot obey it. 8 Those who are physical cannot please God. 9 But you are not physical but spiritual, if God's Spirit has really taken possession of you; for unless a man has Christ's spirit, he does not belong to Christ. 10 But if Christ is in your hearts, though your bodies are dead in consequence of sin, your spirits have life in consequence of uprightness. 11 If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead has taken possession of you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give your mortal bodies life through his Spirit that has taken possession of you. 12 So, brothers, we are under obligations, but not to the physical nature, to live under its control, 13 for if you live under the control of the physical you will die, but if, by means of the Spirit, you put the body's doings to death, you will live. 14 For all who are guided by God's Spirit are God's sons. 15 It is not a consciousness of servitude that has been imparted to you, to fill you with fear again, but the consciousness of adoption as sons, which makes us cry, "Abba!" that is, Father. 16 The Spirit itself testifies with our spirits that we are God's children, 17 and if children, heirs also; heirs of God, and fellow-heirs with Christ, if we really share his sufferings in order to share his glory too. 18 For I consider what we suffer now not to be compared with the glory that is to burst upon us. 19 For creation is waiting with eager longing for the sons of God to be disclosed. 20 For it was not the fault of creation that it was frustrated; it was by the will of him who condemned it to that, and in the hope 21 that creation itself would be set free from its bondage to decay, and have the glorious freedom of the children of God. 22 We know that all creation has been groaning in agony together until now. 23 More than that, we ourselves, though we have in the Spirit a foretaste of the future, groan to ourselves as we wait to be declared God's sons, through the redemption of our bodies. 24 It was in this hope that we were saved. But a hope that can be seen is not a hope, for who hopes for what he sees? 25 But when we hope for something that we do not see, we wait persistently for it. 26 In the same way the Spirit helps us in our weakness, for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit itself pleads for us with inexpressible yearnings, 27 and he who searches our hearts knows what the Spirit means, for it pleads for God's people in accordance with his will. 28 We know that in everything God works with those who love him, whom he has called in accordance with his purpose, to bring about what is good. 29 For those whom he had marked out from the first he predestined to be made like his Son, so that he should be the eldest of many brothers; 30 and those whom he has predestined he calls, and those whom he calls he makes upright, and those whom he makes upright he glorifies. 31 Then what shall we conclude from this? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 Will not he who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all, with that gift give us everything? 33 Who can bring any accusation against those whom God has chosen? God pronounces them upright; 34 who can condemn them? Christ Jesus who died, or rather who was raised from the dead, is at God's right hand, and actually pleads for us. 35 Who can separate us from Christ's love? Can trouble or misfortune or persecution or hunger or destitution or danger or the sword? 36 As the Scripture says, "For your sake we are being put to death all day long, We are treated like sheep to be slaughtered." 37 But in all these things we are more than victorious through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life nor angels nor their hierarchies nor the present nor the future 39 nor any supernatural forces either of height or depth will be able to separate us from the love God has shown in Christ Jesus our Lord!

Galatians 3:28

28 There is no room for "Jew" and "Greek"; there is no room for "slave" and "freeman"; there is no room for "male" and "female"; for in union with Christ Jesus you are all one.

Colossians 3:15-17

15 Let the ruling principle in your hearts be Christ's peace, for in becoming members of one body you have been called under its sway. And you must be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christ live in your hearts in all its wealth of wisdom. Teach it to one another and train one another in it with thankfulness, with psalms, hymns, and sacred songs, and sing to God with all your hearts. 17 And whatever you have to say or do, do it all as followers of the Lord Jesus, and offer your thanksgiving to God the Father through him.

Ephesians 1:10

10 and in arranging, when the time should have fully come, that everything in heaven and on earth should be unified in Christ—

Romans 15:5-7

5 May God, from whom steadfastness and encouragement come, give you such harmony with one another, in following the example of Christ Jesus, 6 that you may praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ with one accord and one voice. 7 Therefore, treat one another like brothers, in God's honor, just as Christ has treated you.

2 John 1:9

9 Anyone who goes too far and does not keep to the teaching of Christ has not God. It is the man who holds to the teaching who has both the Father and the Son.

Acts 2:1-47

1 On the day of the Harvest Festival, they were all meeting together, 2 when suddenly there came from the sky a sound like a violent blast of wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 And they saw tongues like flames separating and settling one on the head of each of them, 4 and they were all filled with the holy Spirit and began to say in foreign languages whatever the Spirit prompted them to utter. 5 Now there were devout Jews from every part of the world living in Jerusalem. 6 And when this sound was heard, the crowd gathered in great excitement, because each one heard them speaking in his own language. 7 They were perfectly amazed and said in their astonishment, "Are not all these men who are speaking Galileans? 8 Then how is it that each of us hears his own native tongue? 9 Parthians, Medes, Elamites, residents of Mesopotamia, of Judea and Cappadocia, of Pontus, and Asia, 10 of Phrygia, and Pamphylia, of Egypt and the district of Africa about Cyrene, visitors from Rome, Jews and proselytes, 11 Cretans and Arabs—we all hear them tell in our native tongues the mighty deeds of God." 12 And they were all amazed and bewildered and said to one another, "What can this mean?" 13 But others said derisively, "They have had too much new wine!" 14 Then Peter stood up with the eleven around him, and raising his voice addressed them. "Men of Judea," he said, "and all you residents of Jerusalem, let me explain this to you, and pay attention to what I say. 15 These men are not drunk as you suppose, for it is only nine in the morning. 16 But this is what was predicted by the prophet Joel, 17 " 'It will come about in the last days, God says, That I will pour out my Spirit upon all mankind; Your sons and daughters will become prophets, Your young men will have visions, And your old men will have dreams. 18 Even on my slaves, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, And they will become prophets. 19 I will show wonders in the sky above, And signs on the earth below, Blood and fire and thick smoke. 20 The sun will turn to darkness, And the moon to blood, Before the coming of the great, splendid Day of the Lord. 21 Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.' 22 "Men of Israel, listen to what I say. Jesus of Nazareth, as you know, was a man whom God commended to you by the wonders, portents, and signs that God did right among you through him. 23 But you, by the fixed purpose and intention of God, handed him over to wicked men, and had him crucified. 24 But God set aside the pain of death and raised him up, for death could not control him. 25 For David says of him, 'I constantly regarded the Lord before me, For he is at my right hand, so that I may not be displaced. 26 Therefore my heart is glad, and my tongue rejoices, And my body will still live in hope. 27 For you will not desert my soul in death, You will not let your Holy One be destroyed. 28 You have made the ways of life known to me, And you will fill me with joy in your presence.' 29 "Brothers, one may say to you confidently of the patriarch David that he died and was buried, and his grave is here among us to this very day. 30 But as he was a prophet, and knew that God had promised him with an oath that he would put one of his descendants upon his throne, 31 he foresaw the resurrection of the Christ and told of it, for he was not deserted in death and his body was not destroyed. 32 He is Jesus, whom God raised from the dead, and to whose resurrection we are all witnesses. 33 So he has been exalted to God's right hand, and has received from his Father and poured over us the holy Spirit that had been promised, as you see and hear. 34 "For David did not go up to heaven, but he said, 'The Lord said to my lord, Sit at my right hand, 35 Until I make your enemies your footstool.' 36 "Therefore the whole nation of Israel must understand that God has declared this Jesus whom you crucified both Lord and Christ." 37 When they heard this, they were stung to the heart, and they said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Brothers, what shall we do?" 38 Peter said to them, "You must repent, and every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, in order to have your sins forgiven; then you will receive the gift of the holy Spirit, 39 for the promise of it belongs to you and your children, as well as to all those far away whom the Lord our God calls to him." 40 He said much more besides in giving his testimony, and urged them to save themselves from that crooked age. 41 So they welcomed his message and were baptized, and about three thousand people joined them that day. 42 And they devoted themselves to the teaching and the society of the apostles, the breaking of bread, and prayer. 43 Everyone felt a sense of awe, and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. 44 The believers all shared everything they had with one another, 45 and sold their property and belongings, and divided the money with all the rest, according to their special needs. 46 Day after day they all went regularly to the Temple, they broke their bread together in their homes, and they ate their food with glad and simple hearts, 47 constantly praising God and respected by all the people. And every day the Lord added people who were saved to their number.

Philippians 2:3

3 Do not act for selfish ends or from vanity, but modestly treat one another as your superiors.

1 Corinthians 12:12

12 For just as the body is one and yet has many parts, and all the parts of the body, many as they are, form one body, so it is with Christ.

Matthew 18:15

15 "But if your brother wrongs you go to him and show him his fault while you are alone with him. If he listens to you, you have won back your brother.

Ephesians 4:13

13 until we all attain unity in faith, and in the knowledge of the Son of God, and reach mature manhood, and that full measure of development found in Christ.

Romans 12:16

16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be too ambitious, but accept humble tasks. Do not be conceited.

Romans 15:5

5 May God, from whom steadfastness and encouragement come, give you such harmony with one another, in following the example of Christ Jesus,

Acts 4:32

32 There was but one heart and soul in the multitude who had become believers, and not one of them claimed anything that belonged to him as his own, but they shared everything they had with one another.

Romans 12:4-5

4 For just as there are many parts united in our human bodies, and the parts do not all have the same function, 5 so, many as we are, we form one body through union with Christ, and we are individually parts of one another.

Romans 14:19

19 Let us, therefore, keep before us whatever will contribute to peace and the development of one another.

Ephesians 4:3

3 Make every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit through the tie of peace.

Ephesians 4:1-6

1 So I, the prisoner for the Lord's sake, appeal to you to live lives worthy of the summons you have received; 2 with perfect humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another lovingly. 3 Make every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit through the tie of peace. 4 There is but one body and one Spirit, just as there is but one hope that belongs to the summons you received. 5 There is but one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all, who is above us all, pervades us all, and is within us all.

Philippians 1:27

27 Whatever happens, show yourselves citizens worthy of the good news of the Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am kept away and only hear news of you, I may know that you are standing firm with one spirit, one purpose, fighting side by side for faith in the good news.

Romans 15:6

6 that you may praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ with one accord and one voice.

2 Corinthians 13:11

11 Now brothers, goodbye! Be what you ought to be, listen to my appeal, agree with one another, live in peace, and God the source of love and peace will be with you.

Colossians 3:14

14 And over all these put on love, which completes them and fastens them all together.

1 Corinthians 1:10

10 But I urge you all, brothers, for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ, to agree in what you say, and not to allow factions among you, but to be perfectly united in mind and judgment.

1 Peter 3:8

8 Finally, you must all be harmonious, sympathizing, loving, tender-hearted, modest,

Philippians 2:2

2 make me perfectly happy by living in harmony, with the same attitude of love, with the same feeling and purpose.

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