Part 4: Ephesians 4:1-6
Life Group Questions
- Share a story of a time where you saw true unity (as described in our sermon) happen and the results that followed.
- Contrast that with a time in which you saw a group of people who were not unified. What were the differences you noticed in these two scenarios?
- How would you describe the difference between unity and uniformity? How have you seen these two played out in the Church?
- Read verses 2-3. Share a time in your life that someone lived out one of these characteristics in your life.
- Why is unity so important for us as the Church?
- Where do you need to seek unity, not just uniformity, this week?
- How are you doing at loving people that are different than you? (John 13:35)
- How are you pursuing oneness and not just sameness?
Sermon Notes and Scripture
Unity and Maturity in the Body of Christ
As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. Ephesians 4:1-6 (NIV)