Unity in the Spirit

Ephesians 4:1-16



Trinity Illustration of Unity of Community in the Godhead

High Priestly Prayer (John 17: 11, 20-21) That They May Be One- Jesus knew the challenge we would face


1.    The Causes of Disunity

a.     False Doctrine - Romans 16: 17

b.     Not Following Christ But Man - 1 Corinthians 1:10

c.     Still in the Flesh (not Spiritual) Jealousy and Strife 1 Corinthians 3:3

2.    The Effect of Disunity

a. Broken Fellowship with Each Other - Ephesians 4: 17-32

b. Broken Fellowship with God Mark 11:25-26

c. Not Walking Worthy of Your Calling A Poor Witness of Christ Jesus - Ephesians 4:1-7

3.    The Purpose of Unity

a. Work as The Body of Christ to Build Itself Up in Love - 1 Corinthians 12, Ephesians 4:15 16

b. To Measure Our Obedience and Faithfulness to Christ 1 John 1:7 - 1 John 2:9, 2 John 1:9

c. To Manifest Jesus Presence in His Church for His Glory Colossians 3:12-15, 1 Corinthians 12:21-26



How Are We Being Intentional in Striving for Unity in the Spirit?