Speaking the Truth in Love

Speaking the Truth in Love

Are You Of The Same Mind With Jesus?

The world looks at most things religious with the idea to “agree to disagree”. Tonight we want examine what it means to be of the “Same Mind with Jesus”.


Many new testament passages command all to be of one mind:

Romans 15:1-6, 2 Corinthians 13:11-14, Philippians 1:27, 2:1-8, 3:15-16, 4:2, 1Peter 3:8, and 4:1-2.


Being of the same mind is only possible if every part does their share in seeking unity

(Romans 12:9-16 and 1 Corinthians 12:23-27).


Ephesians 4:15-16: “But, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ—from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its sharecauses growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.”

1 Corinthians 1:10 “Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.”  

Let’s now get into the specifics of defining being in unity and being of the same mind.  



God commands all to be united with one another and with Christ:


(1) In Doctrine (Matt. 7:21-24, 28:18-20, Acts 2:42, 5:28, Ephesians 4:1-6, 1 Tim. 1:3-4, 4:13, 2 Tim. 2:15, 3:10-17, Titus 2:9-10James 1:21-25, 2 John 1:9)


(2) In Purpose and Mission

a. Worship and keep His commands (Matthew 15:9John 4:24Romans 12:1-2, 1John 5:1-3)

b. Save ourselves (Romans 1:161 Timothy 4:16James 1:26-27)

c. Save the lost (1 Corinthians 7:16, 9:22, 1 Timothy 2:1-4James 5:19-20Jude 20-23)

d. Help each other keep our salvation (Ro. 14:19. Gal. 6:1-21 Thes. 5:11Heb. 10:24-25)


(3) In Our Goals (2 Corinthians 4:16-5:3Philippians 3:12-16, 2 Timothy 4:6-8)


What is your purpose and mission in this life? What is your ultimate goal?

          Is it to worship God by keeping His commandments?

          Is it to be transformed to His purposes and not the purposes of the world?

          Is it to save your soul and to save the souls of others?

          Is your goal the same as the apostles: to get to Heaven for eternity?




*Being of the same mind is very important and commanded by the Lord!


Are you of the Same Mind with Jesus tonight?


If you are not a Christian tonight, you are not of the same mind with Jesus. We must all submit to Jesus by believing in Him, confessing that He is the Son of God, repenting or turning away from our sins, and being baptized to wash our sins away. Once we have submitted to following Jesus, we can live our life being of one mind with Him with the goal of one day being judged worthy of peace and joy forever.


Eternal life is quite a promise! We will close tonight with Matthew 7:13-14. We hope to see you next time on “Speaking The Truth In Love”!