The God Who Unites Us - July 15

 
 

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The God Who Unites Us Discussion Guide

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OPEN

Have your group discuss these heavily divisive questions:

  • Coke or Pepsi?
  • IU or Purdue?
  • Cake or Pie?
  • Football or basketball?
  • Coffee or tea?
  • Is a hotdog a sandwich?

 

REFLECT

What is something you learned from this sermon? What deepened your faith?

Read Ephesians 2:11-22. What is Paul’s point in these verses?

Read Ephesians 2:1-10. How do these verses inform what Paul writes to the Ephesians in verses 11-22?

In Acts 19, Paul visits Ephesus. How does that chapter shed light on the things that Paul writes in Ephesians 2?

What does Christian unity look like? How do you experience that kind of unity?

What keeps followers of Jesus from being united today? Describe a time when you saw division among followers of Jesus.

How does Ephesians 4:1-6 inform believers on how to maintain unity through the Holy Spirit?

 

APPLY

How can you use your spiritual gifts to help unify the body of Christ?

Take time to identify which fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) you might need to grow in personally to help you maintain strong Christian relationships.

How do you experience disunity in your relationships? How have you personally contributed to that division? What steps can you take to improve those relationships?

 

PRAY

This week, continue to pray as a group for an ever-increasing awareness of the Holy Spirit’s presence in and among you.

 

NEXT STEPS

To say the Holy Spirit is mysterious might be an understatement. We hear about the power and the work of the Holy Spirit and sometimes it can leave us scratching our heads. But it doesn’t have to be that way. To go deeper in your relationship with God and others, here are some next steps for you:

  1. Attend Welcome to the Creek! This is a place where you can find out more information about who we are as a church. This experience occurs the 1st and 3rd weekend of every month in South Room 2 during the 11:00 service. If you attend Shelby Street, you can make an appointment for a Welcome To The Creek session.
  2. Check out our new sermon series on the Holy Spirit! You can find more resources and some information regarding the topics we will be covering at thecreek.org/godwho.