04.07.19 - Small Group Discussion

Living a Life Worthy - Ephesians 4:1-3

  • Why is it so important to “walk our talk” as Christians in a world that needs Christ?

  • The Apostle Paul in the first three chapters of Ephesians focuses upon the salvation we have in Christ.  List the spiritual blessings Paul mentions in chapter 1.

  • In chapters 4-6, Paul emphasizes the practice or “walk” of a Christian.  What are some of the topics he brings to their attention?

  • The tipping point of the book is chapter 4:1 where he transitions from talking about their position in Christ to their practice as Christians.  Paul uses the phrase “live a life worthy of the calling.”  What worthy living is necessary to live up to this calling?

  • What Scriptural evidence is there for the Christian life to be a calling? (1 Peter 2:9-12)

  • What Christian qualities are mentioned in verse 2 that will show that you are living a life worthy of the calling?

  • What does the Bible say about “humility?” (1 Peter 3:8; Acts 20:19; Phil 2:3)

  • If “gentleness” is having every right to do what one wants but you yield because it’s best for the other person, how would this apply to marriage?  To church relationships?

  • “Patience” is having every right to retaliate but you don’t.  Describe how Jesus was a patient person.  How does forgiveness become the better option than retaliation, revenge, or getting even?

  • What is the result when people are willing to “bear with one another in love?”

  • Review what it takes to live a life worthy of the calling?

Posted on April 7, 2019 .