Reading

  • Attributes of GOD -- "GOD is Unified"
  • Psalm 133
  • Isa. 52:7-10
  • John 17
  • Acts 4:32-37
  • Rom. 12:1-21; 14:19-15:13
  • 1 Cor. 1:1-2:5; 3:1-17
  • Eph. 4:1-5:2
  • Phil. 1:27-2:18; 3:12-21
  • 1 Pet. 3:8-17

Discussion Questions

  1. As the article “Attributes of GOD – GOD is Unified” explains, GOD the Father, the Word/Son, and Holy Spirit are completely unified.  Why is this important?
  2. What does the fact that the Godhead is completely unified tell us about His expectations for unity between people?
  3. Under the Old Covenant, in what ways was the physical nation of Israel to live unified?
  4. Under the New Covenant, who does GOD expect to be unified?
  5. Are all believers citizens of the kingdom of heaven?  How does the answer to this question impact unity?
  6. During Jesus' ministry, were His disciples unified?  Explain your answer.
  7. What actions did Jesus take to promote unity between His disciples during His ministry?
  8. After His ascension, what actions did GOD/Jesus take to promote unity among His disciples?
  9. Does GOD expect all disciples to agree about everything?  Give scripture to support your answer.
  10. In what way(s) does Jesus expect His disciples to be unified today?
  11. Does two Christians disagreeing over something make either of them any less Jesus' disciple?
  12. Besides blatant disregard for scripture, what other factors have contributed to the division among believers over the centuries?
  13. List some actions Christians can take today to eliminate divisions in the church.
  14. What role does perception play in relationships between brethren?
  15. Where should Christians draw the line between refuting perceived false teaching and avoiding unnecessary arguments over matters of opinion?
  16. In what way(s) is love connected to unity?
  17. In what ways, if any, has this study impacted your understanding of biblical unity?
  18. What actions do you intend to take as a result of this study?
Tim Harris
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