1. If you were not able to hear this week’s sermon, consider going to the church website and listening to it. What are some main ideas you gathered from the sermon? What, if any, questions did the sermon cause for you or do you desire to have additional clarification?
2. What thoughts come to mind when you hear the word diversity? Do you think diversity is typically a good or bad thing? Explain.
3. Do you agree that God is a diverse being? Why or why not? Is it appropriate to cast God as one who likes different things? Would God being diverse negatively impact His incommunicable attributes of unchangingness and immutability? Explain.
4. How does the world’s view of diversity differ from that of God in Scripture? Do you ever feel pressure from the world to embrace its idea of diversity? How should we respond to the world in these matters? Explain.
5. Consider the following passages: James 1:2-3; Luke 9:28-29; Mark 16:12; 1 Corinthians 12:4-6; Hebrews 1:1-2; Luke 4:43. Describe any observations you have about diversity in these passages.
6. Elaborate on the following statement: “The Triune God has diversely created all things for the unified purpose of His glory.” List any questions you have about this statement?
7. Describe how God can be unified in His essence yet diverse in His person.
8. What reflections, if any, do you see of the Trinity in the following passages: Genesis 1:1-2, 26-27; Matthew 3:16-17; 1 Peter 1:1-2; Matthew 28:19-20; 2 Corinthians 13:14.
9. Read Genesis Chapter 1 and describe how God’s creation reflects unity in diversity with regard to plants, creatures and celestial bodies. What does nature tell us about God?
10: Read the following passages and describe how mankind reflects God’s unity in diversity: Genesis 1:26-2:24; 1 Corinthians 15:39-41.
11. How has sin impacted the diversity and unity of God’s creation? Describe how Christ is the Great Unifier (cf. Romans 8:18-23; Ephesians 4:4-5).