Unity, Diversity, and Love

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on September 28, 2008
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Romans 12:1-5 The Church today is the one Body of Christ. We have unity in Christ. We allow him to be the Head, and we are the Body.

Romans 12:6-8 With the many members, there is great diversity.

Romans 12:9-21 Loving maturity is necessary with diversity.

1 Corinthians 12:1-13 We have one spirit; therefore, we have unity.

1 Corinthians 12:14-31 We again see the diversity but also the need that we have for each other just as in a human body.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Again, we see that loving maturity is necessary for the one Body to function.

Ephesians 4:1-6 Great unity

Ephesians 4:7-12 Diversity

Ephesians 4:13-16 Loving maturity

Due to our individual personalities, our God-given abilities to serve, our personal desires, and God's working in each of us individually, we all function differently. This diversity is why we need each other. No one does it all. Everyone in the Body has a function, and all of us are dependent on each other.

1 Corinthians 3:1-9 The devil tries to ruin the unity so that we are divided.

Ephesians 6:10-ff We are in a spiritual fight and need to stand so as not to be tricked.

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