SUMMARY |Return to Unity Part 1 - Christ Has Broken Down the Dividing Wall (Eph. 2:13 -18)
INTRO | The concept of "us versus them" doesn't seem that prevalent in society among the protestant groups. The preaching about the "correct church" seems to be riveting among older generations and less among the younger. This conversation is difficult to have because it might not resonate with the average bible reader. Not to say that this thinking does not exist with the current generations; it just doesn't seem to be the main point of their Christian identity. In Chapter 2 of Ephesians, Paul addresses this categorization among the Jewish and Gentile Christians. Ultimately, the blood sacrifice of Christ Jesus broke down the barrier that separated the two groups. In vs. 14, For Jesus is our peace, who has made the two groups ONE. Because of Jesus, there is a new humanity and one body.
Take the next few moments to ready Ephesians Chapter 1 & 2 and discover how Jesus came to unify not categorize groups of believers.
*Don't forget; there is a purpose to UNITY here on earth.
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS |
[Children - Adults] For several weeks now we have encouraged a family prayer board. How is that going? Here is what that looks like: Find a blank piece of paper or a whiteboard, go around the room asking about any concerns or thanksgivings before a time of Prayer. Leave this paper where you can see it all week, discuss them everyday and see where God might be working in them. [Deu 6]
Additional Resource | Mission and Vision of the West Side Church of Christ: https://www.westsidear.org/mission-and-vision.html