23 May 2021
Series: Unity
Service: Sunday
Book: Acts

How Can I Form Unity?

Bible Passage: Acts 2:1-13

Discussion Questions

  1. Jesus promises the Holy Spirit’s help in living out a unified Kingdom mission (John 14:15-17; 15: 26-27; 16:7-14). What is the Holy Spirit’s role in creating unity among believers? How has the Holy Spirit guided you in extending God’s love and grace to another person?
  2. Read John 17:20-26. For whom is Jesus praying? How can the promises in the previous question help us understand Jesus’ prayer? What does unity among Christians look like? Give an example of this within your congregation or community.
  3. Read Acts 1:8 and 2:1-13; 2:42-47. What barriers to sharing the Good News and living as part of the new family of God (made up from all nations) might the first Christians have experienced? How can the unity that Jesus prayed for and promised in the coming of the Holy Spirit help us (see questions 1&2)?
  4. Where have you seen or experienced disunity among Christians? Why is unity challenging? What keys to restoring unity do we find in these passages? How can you live this out?

Confession

Jesus, by the power of your Holy Spirit you called your church to break down the walls that divide people and draw them into one family of God. We confess that we have built walls between us and others and that we have not followed your invitation to reach out to all people with the good news of your Grace.  Forgive us. Show us where you are breaking down divisions between us. Help us to join you in building bridges to create one family of God throughout the world.

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