Summary: UNITY IN THE FAMILY OF GOD IS PICTURED AS A PRECIOUS BLESSING
BIG IDEA: UNITY IN THE FAMILY OF GOD IS PICTURED AS
A PRECIOUS BLESSING
I. (:1) THEME: UNITY IN THE FAMILY OF GOD IS PRECIOUS
A. The Precious Goal
“For brothers to dwell together in unity!”
“One Lord, one faith, one baptism”
B. The Precious Results
“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is”
II. (:2) PICTURE #1: LIKE PRECIOUS OIL POURED UPON THE HEAD
“It is like the precious oil upon the head, Coming down upon the beard,
Even Aaron’s beard, Coming down upon the edge of his robes.”
Comparison drawn from the realm of Worship
III. (:3) PICTURE #2: LIKE THE DEW OF HERMON
“It is like the dew of Hermon, Coming down upon the mountains of Zion;
For there the Lord commanded the blessing—life forever.”
Comparison drawn from the realm of Nature
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1) Think through your own church experiences and the obstacles that have arisen to attack the unity of the family of God. How painful have some of those experiences been? How could some of these situations have been avoided?
2) In your own family growing up, how cohesive of a family unit did you have? Did you get along with your brothers and sisters? How close are you today as a family? What are some of the factors that contribute to a close family?
3) How precious is the unity of God’s people to you? What would you sacrifice to maintain it?
4) If God’s blessing is eternal life – how important is it that we strive to get along now with those with whom we will be spending eternity?
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