From Comparison to Complement

As we saw in an earlier lesson, the church at Corinth had deep problems. What principles does Paul outline in 1 Corinthians 3:5-11, 12:1-11, and 2 Corinthians 10:12-15 for healing and restoration, all of which are so vital to revival and reformation? Who gets the credit? Sometimes we are more concerned with this question then […]

Unity: The Bond of Revival – Lesson Summary

FRIDAY August 16 Further Study: “In these first disciples was presented marked diversity. They were to be the world’s teachers, and they represented widely varied types of character. In order successfully to carry forward the work to which they had been called, these men, differing in natural characteristics and in habits of life, needed to come […]

Achieving Unity

List some of the practices that fostered unity among first century Christians. Why are these practices so powerful in bringing believers together? Matt. 18:16-20; Acts 1:14; 12:5, 12; 6:7; Matt. 28:16-20. Every organization has values that are important to that organization. The Christian Church has Jesus as its foundation. All that Jesus taught and believed, […]

Church Organization:The Structure for Unity

“What I’m not confused about is the world needing much more love, no hate, no prejudice, no bigotry and more unity, peace and understanding. Period.” – Stevie Wonder All of us will agree about the need of more unity in our world. The burning question is how exactly will we achieve unity? Does this unity […]

Praying Together

Carefully analyze Matthew 18:19-20. Summarize Jesus’ statement regarding united prayer? This text promises that when two are in agreement when they pray the Father in heaven will answer their prayers. The text promises that when two come together in Jesus’ name He will be there in the midst of them. Unity of purpose in prayer […]

Made of One Blood

Read Acts 17:26. How does Paul link the brotherhood of all humanity to the Creation? Compare with Matt. 23:9. In Acts 17:26 Paul makes it very clear that we all (humans) have a common ancestor, Adam and Eve (not monkeys) made of one blood. We all come from the same blood. Racism, social and economical […]

Unity of the Church

Jesus prayed for the unity of the church (John 17:21-22); Paul exhorted the believers about it (Rom. 15:5-6). How are we to understand unity as it is expressed in these texts? What does this unity mean? Jesus in this passage is praying that the believers will have the same unity which He and the Father […]

A Church is Born

According to Acts 17:1-4, 12, what classes of people made up the core of the Thessalonian church plant? A Church is Born when Paul began to preach the Good News about the Messiah to the Thessalonians. This Church was made up of all different types of people. The text tells us that Jews, devout Greeks […]

Gifts and Christian Responsibility

Compare Romans 12:4, 1 Corinthians 12:12, and Ephesians 4:16. What do these verses say about spiritual gifts and the body? The body of Christ is composed of many different parts, just as the body has many different parts. The different parts of the body are represented by different Spiritual gifts. Even though we are different, […]

Unity in Diversity

Read Galatians 2:1–10. Paul says that the false brothers “slipped in to spy out our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, so that they might bring us into slavery” (Gal. 2:4, ESV). What are Christians free from? Read ; Rom. 6:6, 7; 8:2, 3; Gal. 3:23–25; 4:7, 8; Heb. 2:14, 15. How do we […]

The Importance of Unity

Read 1 Corinthians 1:10–13. What does this passage tell us about how important Paul believed unity in the church was? In the Corinthian church factions began to develop around leaders. Paul is letting the people know that there should not be these type of schisms in the church of God. What are some issues that […]

Positive Emotions

Monday’s Lesson – Positive Emotions Read Galatians 5:22. How should the fruit of the Spirit make a difference in the way people experience life? Possessing God’s Spirit brings love. How would life be different if we understood and possessed genuine love in our hearts. Many are in search of love and many claim to have […]