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1st Sunday after Trinity Jun 13, 2021
Family and Covenant with the Living God
THE ESSENTIAL OF GODLY FAMILY – UNITY
TEXT: PSALM 133; 1 Cor. 1:10 – 17
To know that unity is one of the fruits of a godly family
to see the effect of unity in a godly family.
The Christian family as a part of the Church should not allow division in itself. There should be no division between children and parents. In the Corinthian Church, factions became the ‘little foxes’ that destroyed the hedge around it. Apostle Paul was quick to address the situation, having great regard to the havoc factions can cause – 1 Cor. 1:13.
1. What does this sentence mean “united we stand, divided we fall” with reference to family life?
2. Explain the beauty and strength of a united family according to these passages: Psalm 133; Gen. 11:1 – 6; Acts 2: 1-2, 41
3. What are the dangers of disunity in a family? Amos 3:3; Matt. 12:25.
4. Mention some causes of disunity in a godly family and in the Church of God and possible ways to tackle it. Matt. 18:15; Lk 17:3-4; Acts 6:1-4; Acts 15:7,Acts 15:12
A family, church, community or nation can only achieve greatness in the atmosphere of unity. Therefore, Christians should love and respect for others’ opinions because, where God rules, every family members’ opinion is welcomed and respected.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Families, be united! A broom stick breaks more easily, whereas a bunch of broom is harder to break.
Psalm 133:1 “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!”