I’ve written several posts on the topic of “unity.” In fact, there are 138 posts on this blog with the category “unity.” And, one of those posts, “When Disagreements Lead to Disunity,” is one of the most read posts over the last six years of blogging.
However, I have never written a series on the topic of “unity.” I’ve written some two-part posts on “unity,” but never an entire series.
So, this week, I’m going to write a week long series on the topic of unity – specifically, real, relational unity among those who are in Christ, that is, unity among those who are God’s children.
As I begin this series, I want to ask a few questions. And, with these questions, I would like us to start with positive aspects concerning unity about the body of Christ. I hope you will consider answering one or all of them.
1. What is the best example of unity among the body of Christ that you have ever experienced? What made this experience memorable?
2. Is there someone in your life who is very different from you and yet with whom you share a special bond of unity and fellowship? How do you maintain that unity in spite of your differences?
3. Have you ever been in a situation where someone handled a disagreement in a way that maintained or fostered unity instead of damaging unity? What did that person do?
4. Do you have any other positive experiences with unity among the body of Christ that you would like to share?
Again, please keep your responses positive on this post. We’ll have time to examine other aspects of our experiences with unity (or a lack of unity) in later posts.
Series on Unity
- Unity: The Series
- We ARE united, but we are NOT united
- Doing the work of unity
- Doing the work of division
- Unity begins and ends in Jesus Christ