Small Group Questions: Who Do You Think We are? (Ephesians 5:15-20)
One of my college lecturers said to us at bible college that, “we are all one poor choice away from literally making an absolute mess of our lives.”
Dimple Quyn sent me a picture of a cup on Facebook that has a similar but way more positive spin on it. The cup has a big number 1 on it with the sentence, “You’re just one decision away from a totally different life.”
Do you agree/disagree? Maybe your group might be open to sharing a decision that has had big consequences for them or their family?
Please read Ephesians 5:15-20 together out loud.
-What would motivate you to live out v15 & 16?
-Why does Paul want us to make the most of every opportunity?
-How would you respond to someone who asks you to help them figure out God’s will for their life?
-What steps have you taken personally in trying to understand God’s will for your life?
-Who is in the driver’s seat of your life?
-Why is it important to soak in God’s Word and how does it help you understand God’s Will?
-Discuss the contrasting metaphor in V18 why you think Paul uses it?
-Why is Paul encouraging the Ephesian church and us to be filled?
-How do we walk more in the fullness of the Spirit? There are some clues in v19-20.
-In closing: discuss this quote from Rob Warner’s book entitled “Alive in the Spirit.”
“The great crisis of the church today is spiritual impotence. We cannot serve Jesus with the effectiveness he is looking for unless Christians are once again ‘clothed with power from on high’. This supernatural power cannot be worked up by human effort, nor legitimately avoided by defensive explanations that we have already received the Spirit. We need to humble ourselves before our Saviour ASKING Jesus to fill us, not just once but over and over and over again, with the Spirit of the living God.”
You may like to close by praying for each other and specifically praying for God to…
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