Ephesians 4:1-6

Unity in the Body of Christ

1 I therefore, m a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to n walk in a manner worthy of o the calling to which you have been called, 2 with all p humility and q gentleness, with r patience, s bearing with one another in love, 3 eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in t the bond of peace. 4 There is u one body and v one Spirit - just as you were called to the one w hope that belongs to your call - 5 x one Lord, y one faith, z one baptism, 6 a one God and Father of all, b who is over all and through all and in all.

  1. Cross References
    Ephesians 3:1
    For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles -
  2. Cross References
    Colossians 1:10
    So as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.
    Colossians 2:6
    Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him.
    1 Thessalonians 2:12
    We exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and charged you to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory.
    Philippians 1:27
    Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel.
  3. Cross References
    Romans 8:28
    And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
  4. Cross References
    Acts 20:19
    Serving the Lord with all humility and with tea...
    Philippians 2:3
    Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humi...
    Colossians 3:12
    Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and bel...
    1 Peter 3:8
    Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympat...
    1 Peter 5:5
    Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to th...
    Colossians 2:18
    Let no one disqualify you, insisting on ascetic...
    Colossians 2:23
    These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in pr...
  5. Cross References
    Galatians 5:23
    Gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
  6. Cross References
    Colossians 1:11
    May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy.
  7. Cross References
    Colossians 3:13
    Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
  8. Cross References
    Colossians 3:14
    And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
    Acts 8:23
    For I see that you are in the gall of bitterness and in the bond of iniquity.
  9. Cross References
    Ephesians 2:16
    And might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility.
  10. Cross References
    Ephesians 2:18
    For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.
  11. Cross References
    Ephesians 1:18
    Having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints.
  12. Cross References
    Zechariah 14:9
    And the Lord will be king over all the earth. On that day the Lord will be one and his name one.
    1 Corinthians 1:13
    Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?
    1 Corinthians 8:6
    Yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.
  13. Cross References
    Ephesians 4:13
    Until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
    Jude 1:3
    Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.
  14. Cross References
    Galatians 3:27 - 28
    For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
  15. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 12:5 - 6
    And there are varieties of service, but the same Lord.
  16. Cross References
    Romans 9:5
    To them belong the patriarchs, and from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen.
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