Week 3 - 3.22.2020

Unity starts with you.

SCRIPTURE
John 17:20–23
My prayer is not for them [the disciples] alone. I pray also for those who will believe in Me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as You are in Me and I am in You. May they also be in Us so that the world may believe that You have sent Me. I have given them the glory that You gave me, that they may be one as We are one—I in them and You in Me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that You sent Me and have loved them even as You have loved Me.

Acts 2:42–47
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together
with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

Discussion Questions:

1. What are some ways you’ve seen people grow together through shared interests? What are some ways you’ve seen differences keep people apart?

2. Why do you think people's differences and similarities are so impactful when it comes to who we spend our time with?

3. Why do you think Jesus prayed for us to be unified?

4. Ifyouhadonelastprayer,whatwouldyou pray for God to do—for other people?

5. This week, we learned that unity does not mean uniformity. What does that phrase mean and how does it relate to your life?

6. Read Acts 2:42-47. Does it sound like our church? If so, what made that possible? If not, what can we do to make it possible?