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I am currently preaching a sermon series on Sunday mornings at Wildwood Community Church called “Packed” – based out of Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians.  During this series, I am using my blog to post study prompts, devotionals, sermon audio/video, and discussion questions to help facilitate personal or group study of this book.  NOTE: At the bottom of this post, I have a set of links to previous resources in this series.

 

Ephesians 4:17-32 – Study Prompts #2

  1. As you prepare your heart for study, know that God desires to reveal Himself to you, and He has given you His Holy Spirit to guide you into truth.  Before you open in prayer, consider Jeremiah 9:23-24.  “This is what the Lord declares: ‘Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom or the strong man boast of his strength or the rich man boast of his riches, but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,’ declares the Lord.”  Pray for this understanding and knowledge of God with the Holy Spirit as your guide.
  2. Read Ephesians 4:17-32
  3. STUDY NOTE:  In Ephesians 4:17-24, Paul gives a general framework for why Christians should live a “new life” – because they are “new people”!  Beginning in 4:25, however, Paul begins to breakdown some specific commands for what a “Christ clothed” life actually looks like.  From 4:25-32, Paul gives five categories of commands that a Christian should obey.  In these verses, Paul gives a negative (don’t do this), a positive (do this instead) and a reason for that action.  In today’s study we will break down three of these commands.
  4. Examine the commands from 4:25.  In these verses, what are believers NOT to do?  What are they TO DO?  What is the reason given for why they are to do this?
  5. Think of your life.  Would obeying the commands of 4:25 require you to change anything you are currently doing?  Are you challenged by this verse in a particular way?
  6. Examine the commands from 4:26-27.  In these verses, what are believers NOT to do?  What are they TO DO?  What is the reason given for why they are to do this?
  7. Think of your life.  Would obeying the commands of 4:26-27 require you to change anything you are currently doing?  Are you challenged by this verse in a particular way?
  8. Examine the commands from 4:28.  In these verses, what are believers NOT to do?  What are they TO DO?  What is the reason given for why they are to do this?
  9. Think of your life.  Would obeying the commands of 4:28 require you to change anything you are currently doing?  Are you challenged by this verse in a particular way?

For more resources related to this study of Ephesians click on the following links:

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