Mid-Week Devotion 2: Unity In God’s Bigger Better Story

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Unity is a call to all believers

Scripture Reading

Ephesians 2

Summary of the Sermon

In his sermon, Jim speaks about the power of stories in our lives and how we are part of a larger, divine narrative. God’s story is the grandest of all, beginning in Genesis and continuing through the New Testament. The creation story emphasizes God’s creativity and His desire for unity among His creation. However, humanity’s fall introduced division and brokenness into the world.

Jim reminds us that despite our flaws and failures, God’s grace offers us new life through Jesus Christ. This grace unifies us, transcending our differences and bringing us together as one body. Unity is not only God’s dream but also a call to action for the church. As we embrace this unity, we reflect God’s love and grace to the world around us. Unity is crucial for building strong, loving communities that reflect God’s kingdom on earth.

The sermon also emphasizes that togetherness does not mean uniformity but rather celebrating diversity within the body of Christ. Each person’s unique gifts and perspectives are vital to the health and growth of the church. By embracing unity, we demonstrate to the world the transformative power of God’s love and grace, inviting others to join in His grand story.

Prayer

We encourage you to spend time in prayer this is just a toll to assist you in this you can use it as a starting point if you find it beneficial.

Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for inviting us into your grand story. Help us to see our lives as part of your bigger picture and to embrace what you desire for us. Guide us to live in harmony with one another, reflecting your love and grace in all that we do. May we be instruments of your peace and restoration in a fragmented world. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

Comprehension Questions

  1. How does Jim describe God’s creativity during the creation story?
  2. What caused the division and brokenness in the world, according to the sermon?
  3. How does God’s grace change our status from being spiritually dead to being alive?
  4. What is the significance of unity in God’s plan, as discussed in the sermon?

Application Questions

  1. In what ways can you see yourself as part of God’s bigger story in your daily life?
  2. How can you reflect God’s creativity and love in your interactions with others?
  3. What steps can you take to bridge divisions and promote unity in your community?
  4. How has experiencing God’s grace influenced your personal relationships and community involvement?
  5. What actions can you take to embody Christ, God desires for His church?

Call to Action

This week, take time to reflect on how you can actively promote unity within your family, church, and community. Reach out to someone you may have had a disagreement with or someone who feels excluded. Share God’s love and grace with them, and work towards reconciliation and unity.

Encouragement to Watch the Sermon

We encourage you to watch or rewatch Jim’s full sermon to gain a deeper understanding of God’s bigger story and the role we play in it. His insights into unity and grace are sure to inspire and challenge you to live out your faith more fully. This is a great time to be reminded of the message from Sunday morning or experience it for the first time.

Invitation

We warmly invite you to join us at Lakeview Christian Church in Portage Lakes. Come and be part of our community as we explore God’s word together and strive to live out His story in our lives. We look forward to welcoming you! Can’t wait to see you!

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