ONE Conversation Starters

Sep 17, 2018 | Life Groups, ONE

  1. What stood out to you in the worship gathering? (Missed it? Try VancouverChurch.org/sermons)
  2. What do you like about being part of a church comprised of three distinct tribes, each reaching out to a different cultural group in our county?
  3. Read Ephesians 4:4-6 out loud. What caught your attention in this passage?
  4. Paul is speaking of the unity that God so much loves. He invites us into this harmony through our trust in Jesus. For a deeper reflection on this passage, write a phrase that defines each element of “oneness” highlighted in Ephesians 4:4-6. If you’re unsure, that’s okay, just take your best guess, then discuss your answers. one body —  one faith — one Spirit — one baptism — one hope —        one God and Father — one Lord
  5. What do you think are some of Paul’s main points as he writing these verses?
  6. Consider the phrases, “one Spirit…one Lord…one God and Father of all.” What do these verses tell us about God?
  7. Consider the phrases, “one body, one faith…one baptism, one hope.” What do these verses tell us about the followers of Jesus and God’s desire for us?
  8. Read Ephesians 4:1-3 and discuss how these verses relate to verse 4-6. Be sure also to discuss the difference between unity and conformity.
  9. In each of the following character qualities what must you do to be successful this week in making “every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit”?  Pick a specific relationship within the body of Christ and a situation that affects that relationship, then write a few phrases that describe the actions, attitudes and words necessary for you to fulfill this command in each of these four areas.
    Be completely humble — Be completely gentle — Be patient — Bear with one another in love
  10. Discuss your willingness to take these steps you’ve defined and pray for each other.  Be sure you give a few moments of stillness and silence before you start praying, to listen for any subtle promptings the Spirit may have for you in your time of prayer!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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