Group Discussion & Life Challenge
Use these notes as discussion prompts for your group, or in your personal time with God.
Get to know each other. Connect, warm up to each other, fellowship.
Carry each other’s burdens. Share life’s challenges and practice Soul Care. Pray together.
Dive into God’s Word. Use these discussion questions. Learn from each other’s insight.
Read Ephesians 6:10-13 out loud with your group taking turns with the different versions of the Bible you have available with you.
- Paul wants us to understand the unseen battle we face as Christians. Take a few moments and share your thoughts and maybe interactions as a believer with this battle in your own life.
- Throughout Ephesians, Paul has said that we must rely on God’s strength in and through us (See 3:14-19). What’s the difference between using our own strength and being strong in God’s “might”?
- As a group, read it back and call out the reasons Paul gives for the command, “Put on the full armor of God”? And then discuss why those are relevant today for you.
- All of us have a few chinks in our armor. What’s an area you would like to grow in? Where do you most need God’s power in your life?
- How should the reality of spiritual battle affect the way a Christian prays? How will it impact the way you pray this week?
Does anyone need clarity on something? Are there any big God questions you are wrestling with?
Celebrate life’s successes and God’s provision. Worship God’s presence. Time to brag about God.
Through the Bible in one Year
Join us in reading through the entire Bible in one year. Each day of this plan guides you through passages from both the Old and New Testaments, allowing you to see connections between the history of our faith, and the fulfillment of God’s redemptive plan. Readings average four chapters in length, so it is posible to do. When you use the YouVersion Bible App, you can even have the app read the Bible text to you – very useful when you are in the car or otherwise occupied with your hand.
All you need to do is click the link to the Bible Plan, which should lead you straight to the Bible app. Your two options are now (1) to read the plan on your own, one day at the time. Or (2) you can make it more fun and rewarding, by sharing the plan with one or more friends, and then even “Talk about it”.