The Importance of Church Unity
Passage: Romans 14:20–15:7
When the church is unified around Jesus, the activity of God in and through her prevails.
ICE BREAKER: What is your favorite childhood movie?
When we fail to keep the mission of God at the forefront of our minds, our decisions quickly reflect that. Share about a time where a decision you made clearly reflected your misguided motivations.
We might read this passage and grow comfortable with the grey areas of Christianity. How do you manage to handle these issues while maintaining a spirit of charity toward fellow believers, especially those who disagree with your conclusions?
Something has to be our moral standard, and for the Christian, that must be the Bible. What was the last issue that you found yourself thinking differently about after realizing your perspective did not align with the Bible?
Romans 15:4 says "... whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction..." What writings does Paul refer to? How did you come to that conclusion? (Note: "The preacersaid so" is not a good answer.)