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?