The church is imperfect, but has been called to agree and be united.
1 Corinthians 1:10-17
I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment (v. 10).
Read verses 10-17.
What is the nature of the problem in the Corinthian church?
Do you see evidence of this or similar problems in Dulin’s Grove Church? Our denomination? The church at-large? Explain.
Paul address the Corinthians as “brothers” in verse 10. Do you usually view the other Christians in your life as your siblings? Why or why not?
How does viewing ourselves as a family effect the way we relate with one another?
How do you feel Dulin’s Grove Church is doing in the area of “agreement” as defined in verse 10? Explain. How is our denomination doing? How about the church at-large?
What areas of disagreement and disunity do you notice in Dulin’s Grove Church? Our denomination? The church at-large?
What are some other passages that deal with church unity? How do they help us think about the subject?
In light of what you’ve discussed, what are some doable, specific steps you can take to pursue Biblical agreement and unity among Dulin’s Grove Church? Our denomination? And, you guessed it, the church at-large?