Ephesians – Week One

Ephesians – Week One

Group Discussion & Life Challenge

Use these notes as discussion prompts for your group, or in your personal time with God.

Connect:

Get to know each other. Connect, warm up to each other, fellowship.

Care:

Carry each other’s burdens. Share life’s challenges and practice Soul Care. Pray together.

Challenge:
Dive into God’s Word. Use these discussion questions. Learn from each other’s insight

Reflection/Discussion Questions:

  1. What is the thing that provides the most worry or nervousness in life?  Ex: a group of strangers, a new season, the unknown, being out of control or something else?
  2. When something worries you, what do you do? What is your normal response, and do you think it is helpful or healthy? 
  3. Discuss some of the examples of what Paul was referring to that help the believers in Ephesus to move away from their worries?  (adoption, Holy Spirit, wisdom, understanding? ) What makes the biggest impact?
  4. Sometimes having the right conversation with the right person makes all the difference in the world when you fall into worry. Can you share a time where this worked for you?
  5. 2 Cor 12 gives a perspective on our weakness and God’s strength.  Can you share one weakness that you are wanting to trust God with more? What is currently a work in progress ?

Clarify:
Does anyone need clarity on something? Are there any big God questions you are wrestling with?

Celebrate:
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”.

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