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Session 2

What it means to be united

Read: 1 Corinthians 1:10-17

Let’s be honest: the Church isn’t exactly famous for its unity. We quarrel over worship styles, specific preachers, and which Bible translation is our favorite. The only time the Church appears to agree is when it takes on an attitude of condemnation against culture, and even then there is division.

This type of pride and arguing among believers is not new to our time in history.  In the early church in Corinth, believers were bragging about which preacher they followed. Paul writes to them and essentially says, “Why argue about your preferences? Your favorite preacher wasn’t crucified for you; Christ was. Your favorite preacher doesn’t have the power to save you. He can only point to the One who can.”

Unity means that, despite differences of opinion and style, we can all come together at the foot of the cross.

Unity doesn’t mean we have to bend our preferences to fit a specific mold. The entire church would have to agree on a favorite preacher, worship style, or Bible translation — and that would take from now until eternity. Unity means that, despite differences of opinion and style, we can all come together at the foot of the cross. Followers of Jesus can approach every relationship with the attitude: “I may not agree with your specific preferences, but I can agree with you that Jesus is a great Savior. Let’s work together to spread His good news.”

Reflect:

  • What's one area where you see division in the church? 
  • What is one area of your life where you need to shift from a quarreler to an encourager?
  • Is there anyone you need to forgive or ask for forgiveness in order for the church to move forward in unity?

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Do we all have spiritual gifts?

Do we all have spiritual gifts?

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2

What it means to be united

What it means to be united

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3

The one time boasting is OK

The one time boasting is OK

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4

What happens when the church comes together

What happens when the church comes together

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5

The church is bigger than a building

The church is bigger than a building

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6

What your silent judgment says about you

What your silent judgment says about you

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7

Do you do what you say you believe?

Do you do what you say you believe?

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8

What happens when sin goes unaddressed

What happens when sin goes unaddressed

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9

How to know when popular opinion is wrong

How to know when popular opinion is wrong

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10

Just because you can doesn’t mean you should

Just because you can doesn’t mean you should

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11

Sex…It’s not about me

Sex…It’s not about me

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12

God, please save my spouse

God, please save my spouse

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13

Change how you see instead of what you see

Change how you see instead of what you see

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14

Don’t tie the knot until

Don’t tie the knot until

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15

Why can’t I do what I want?

Why can’t I do what I want?

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16

Why give time and money to the church?

Why give time and money to the church?

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17

Do I have anything to offer?

Do I have anything to offer?

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18

Are you training to win?

Are you training to win?

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19

Where to turn when life is more than you can bear

Where to turn when life is more than you can bear

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20

What are you going to chase today?

What are you going to chase today?

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21

The greatest responsiblity we have as Christians

The greatest responsiblity we have as Christians

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22

Why submit to my husband?

Why submit to my husband?

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23

Why searching your heart is a helpful practice for every day

Why searching your heart is a helpful practice for every day

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24

You were made for this

You were made for this

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25

Does church even need me?

Does church even need me?

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26

Are you serving with the right motivation?

Are you serving with the right motivation?

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27

How to go from good to better to best

How to go from good to better to best

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28

Does structure limit the Holy Spirit?

Does structure limit the Holy Spirit?

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29

Are you going through the motions?

Are you going through the motions?

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30

Why does an empty tomb matter?

Why does an empty tomb matter?

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31

You are who you hang around

You are who you hang around

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32

How to embrace the unknown

How to embrace the unknown

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33

You don’t need to fear death

You don’t need to fear death

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34

How can I make a difference in the world?

How can I make a difference in the world?

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