Philippians 2:1 - 5

Sermon Outline:

  1. The Reasons for Unity
  2. The Testing of Unity
  3. The Maintaining of Unity

Family discussion questions:

Older & Younger:

  • Why is it technically wrong to say the church isn't unified?
  • What are the reasons Paul gives for wanting unity in the church?
  • What do all these reasons have in common?

Deeper Discussion:

  • How could you administer the "tests of unity" to yourself?
  • The Gospel is very precisely stated in the Scriptures.  In the light of the section, how would you deal with a person who says that the gospel is so ambiguous that it is impossible to discuss it?
  • What practical steps could you, or your church leaders, take to cultivate the spirit of greater unity in your church or fellowship group?