Week #4 in our Unity Series. The thought for this Sunday is… Remember our common identity.
Romans 5:1-5 New Revised Standard Version
5 Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. 3 And not only that, but wealso boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5 and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.
Do you have peace with God?
Has God ever disappointed you?
How can we boast in our sufferings?
Galatians 3:26-29 New Revised Standard Version
26 for in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith. 27 As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to the promise.
How does it feel to be an heir to the promises of God?
What is holding you back from enjoying all that God has to offer you?
1 Corinthians 1:10-13 New Revised Standard Version
10 Now I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you be in agreement and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same purpose. 11 For it has been reported to me by Chloe’s people that there are quarrels among you, my brothers and sisters. 12 What I mean is that each of you says, “I belong to Paul,” or “I belong to Apollos,” or “I belong to Cephas,” or “I belong to Christ.” 13 Has Christ been divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?
Are we a church that embraces life together?
What words do we use to describe ourselves?
How do we identify ourselves?
Let’s talk about it on Sunday.