Sunday, October 25, 2020

Questions: Unity

We provide questions each week based on the topic of our service for our Verve Groups to use. If you're not in a Verve Group, feel free to use them on your own.

This week we concluded our series called The Separation Of Church And Hate by talking about Unity.
  • What is a “group” you’re in? It may be an official group, or it may be that you are in a “group” of people who are huge fans of … a sports team, a type of music, a genre of movie, a superhero or group of superheroes, a restaurant, Coke, Pepsi, Apple products, etc.
    • What are you passionate about? What’s your group?
    • Who’s the “enemy” of your group?
    • How do you see biases in your group (or in the “enemy group”)?
  • Jesus taught us to pray, in Matthew 6:10, “Your kingdom come. Your will be done. On earth as it is in heaven.”
    • What do you think it looks like to bring God’s kingdom to earth?
    • What is a practical way you can be a part of doing that this week?
  • Jesus said in Matthew 6:33, “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else.”
    • What does it mean for you to seek the kingdom of God?
    • What would it look like to seek God’s kingdom above your kingdom?
    • What would it look like to seek God’s kingdom above political kingdoms?
  • Read John 17:20-23.
  • This was Jesus’ prayer on the night before he was crucified. Why do you think the thing he chose to pray about, in his last chance to pray, was the unity of his followers? Why is this such a big deal?
  • Jesus says the world will not believe in him if his followers are not united. Why do you think that’s the case?
  • We have been challenged in this series, “Are you willing to put love above everything? To disagree politically but still love unconditionally?” 
    • What do you think that might look like for you? What would need to change?