11.4.18 – Unity

  1. What’s one thing from Sunday’s sermon that you hope we talk about as a group?
  2. As you reflect on Sunday’s sermon, what one principle or insight stands out as being particularly helpful, insightful, or even something you disagree or struggle with? Explain your answer.
  3. Read Romans 14:1-4, I Corinthians 1:11-13, and James 4:1-3. What are some conclusions from these passages we can draw from the early church regarding unity or disunity? What were some things that brought disunity to the early church?
  4. Read Acts 15:1-21. As you read this passage it might feel more like a court room than a church, so…
    1. What was the problem, dispute, or argument?
    2. How did the church suggest that they respond to the dispute or argument?
    3. What made all the believers glad?
    4. Peter, Barnabas, Paul, and James seemed to make up a ‘Dream Team’ of lawyers. What were their main arguments?
    5. How did the church respond? What was their final decision?
  5. What are some things that bring disunity to the church today?
  6. If you were to form a council to address church disunity. What would you want to say or the council to say to improve our church’s unity?
  7. What is one thing you feel you can do or work on to help promote unity in our church?