The Oaks Christian Church Pastor Vic Alvarado 3. God’s love and unity is seen in us as we embrace the
God’s Truth About Love Part 9 – October 23, 2011 ____________________ of the Scriptures. (v.4; Psalm 69)
God’s Love is Exposed in Our Unity
Romans 15:1-13 & Selected Scriptures
How can I listen to God’s Word so that I am equipped to teach it to others?
(John 17:21-23; Romans 15:1-13; Romans 14:22-23; Matthew 18:20)
4. God’s love and unity is seen in us as we embrace the
____________________ of what He’s taught us. (vv.5-7; Romans 5:6-11)
How Love and Unity is Seen in Us
1. God’s love and unity is seen in us as we embrace the
____________________ to be other-centered. (v.1-2; Galatians 6:2) (Romans 15:8-9a; 13)
Memory Verse - James 3:17 The wisdom that comes from heaven is first of
all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to
others. It is full of mercy and good deeds. It shows no partiality and is always
2. God’s love and unity is seen in us as we embrace the My Commitment: “Lord, based upon what I heard You say to me this
morning I choose to obey You by. . .”
___________________ of Jesus’ life. (v.3; Luke 22:42, 44, 63-65; 23:10-46)
Our Elders: Are available for prayer at the steps of the platform after worship.
Grow Deeper: Sermon Application Study available at the Welcome Booth
What’s Your Next Step? See options listed on the back side of the Connection Card.
Balancing True Love and Freedom 2. What do you learn about the possibility of diversity
Romans 15:1-13 & Selected Scripture (individuality) within unity (oneness) from the biblical doctrine
of the Trinity – three Persons in one Godhead?
Application: For Individual and Group Study
What did God say to me through His Word so that I may teach it to
I. Getting Started:
1. Share a time in your life when you experienced genuine unity
(sports team, family gathering, work environment, etc.).
Describe the emotional climate that unity created. What was
the result of such unity? 3. What could the church learn from the Trinity about diversity
within unity that might prevent conflicts?
II. Digging Deeper:
1. Unity and oneness are pictured in Scripture in a number of
different ways. What do you learn about unity, oneness or
togetherness (or the opposite) from the following verses?
a. Genesis 13:6
4. What do you personally see within the Trinity’s diversity/ unity
arrangement that you could apply to your personal
relationships (family, friends, workplace, etc.)?
b. Judges 19:6
c. Psalm 34:3
III. Bringing It Home:
d. Psalm 133:1
1. After studying this passage list the two changes you desire to
make in your life because of what God has said to you:
e. Isaiah 11:6-7
f. Ephesians 4:3
2. What specific area(s) of need do you have in your life that we
can support you in prayer this week?
g. Ephesians 4:13