Unity is one of the more sought-after experiences in our culture. With Jesus, true unity is very difficult to achieve; without Jesus, it’s basically impossible. As Christians, our unity directly reflects our understanding and experience of the gospel.
Who do you know that is very different from you, but that you love and appreciate? How have you learned from them? How have they shaped and challenged you?
Which “unity ditch” are you more prone towards: forcible uniformity, or conflict avoidance? How does God want you to learn a healthier definition of unity?
What are some of the main differences between true and false unity? How can we contend for truth without becoming combative? How can we practice humility without giving up on standards?
How can we, as believers, work toward unity in a way that makes the world take notice?
Pray that you, as an individual, would cultivate a heart of true biblical unity towards the body of Christ.
Pray that we, as a church family, would display true unity. And pray that this unity would be a witness to a watching world.