1.We began by thinking on v. 1 & the goodness & pleasantness of Biblical unity.
A: When is a time in your life where you’ve experienced the goodness & pleasantness of Biblical unity? What made it so good & pleasant?
B:Biblical unity is when God’s people are one as a result of God’s work, not our own doing. God produces & provides this kind of unity. What happens when we try to manufacture this kind of unity on our own?
C: Pastor Nate mentioned that same beliefs, being of one mind, is central to unity. How does sounds doctrine bring unity to the body of believers?
D: Finally it was said that biblical unity is a result of having a shared aim: God’s glory. How does knowing we are all desiring the same thing help generate unity among God’s people?
2. We then looked at v. 2-3 & the ways that unity is so good & pleasant.
A: In v. 2, we said that unity is good because it is DISTINCT, DIFFUSIVE, & DOWNWARD. Let’s start with distinct…read John 13:34-35. How is Christian love/unity distinct in our world today?
B: Based on v. 2, unity is also diffusive & downward…it is far-reaching & extensive. There are no boundaries & it doesn’t remain in only one place. What are some of the boundaries people try to create today in church circles that would undermine Biblical unity?
C: In v. 3, we see that unity glistens like the dew of Mount Hermon. How does Biblical unity point us to see the greatness of God?
D: In v. 3, we also talked about how unity leads to life. How have you experienced this to be the case? How has Biblical unity brought life to your life?
3. We ended by discussing what is required in Biblical unity.
A: Pastor Nate ended the sermon by talking about the requirement of serious commitment. What does it look like for you, your family to be committed to God & God’s people?
B: How does God’s commitment to us through the work of Christ give us motivation to be committed to God’s work in & through the local church?