"Jesus intended the unity of the church to be an ongoing witnesses to the power of the gospel."

November 15th, 2020

As we wrap up our series on politics (and this entire political season) we ask the question: "Where do we go from here?"  As always God's word gives us clear direction, teaching us that we go forward from here together.  God has created the church to stand out in a divided world as a light of unity and hope.  And the more we are captivated by the grace of his gospel, the more we can extend that grace to those around us. And as we do, we will fulfill his prayer that we would be united in a way that makes the world stop and take notice of just how magnificent and powerful the God we worship is.

Application Questions:

  1. What other identities do you find creating unity in your life, other than your identity in Christ?
  2. How does the gospel remind you of how much smaller (and less weighty) these identities are than your identity in Christ?
  3. Who could you reach out to this week in order to cross a divide for the sake of the unity of the church?  When will you reach out to them?
  4. How could you pursue people this month in order to listen more and understand those in our church family who live or think differently than you?
  5. Is there anyone in our church family you need to ask forgiveness for how you have allowed the divisions in the world to seep into our church family?

Scott Mehl

Scott serves the church by overseeing leadership, development, global ministries, and counseling/discipleship.

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