Family characteristics of living a worthy life.
- Walking in Humility.
- Displaying Gentleness.
- Exhibiting Patience.
- Keeping Unity and Peace in the family of God.
- Jesus places spiritual leaders in our lives to help us grow and live a worthy
Follow-up Questions from Sunday’s Message:
Getting to Know You:
What are you thankful for today?
Looking back on last Sunday’s message and your notes, what was the most meaningful part for you?
- As a group, read Ephesians 4:1-16. How would you summarize what these verses are saying?
- When you hear, in verse 1, the Apostle Paul urge/implore/beg us to live a life worthy of our calling, what goes through your mind? What do you think that looks like?
- Of the qualities listed in verse 2, which ones do you think you have grown the most in? Which one of these qualities has God demonstrated to you the most?
- In verse 3, Paul encourages us to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. What do you think are some of the most effective things a church can do to make this happen? What things have you seen or experienced in a church that threatens this unity and peace?
- In verses 7-10, we see the supremacy of Christ and how He gives “gifts” to the Church in the form of various leaders. Their purpose is to help us on the journey of living a life worthy of Christ calling? Which spiritual leaders have had the most impact on your life in helping you grow to become a mature follow of Jesus? Have you ever thought of them as a gift of God to you before? Please share.
- On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being highest, where would you say you are on the spiritual journey of becoming a mature follower of Jesus? As you read verses 12-15, what do you think a spiritually mature person looks like in the church?
- What gifts, talents, and abilities do you believe God has given you to serve in the Body of Christ?
Taking it Home:
Memorize Ephesians 4:1-3
Pray for your group this week that they would continue to grow in their faith in Jesus.