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Accidental Pharisees

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. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. Ephesians 4:1-6 (NIV)