discussion QUESTIONS


  • 2.21.21   profound & practical ~ the book to the ephesians

    Ephesians 6.1-9  Children and Bondservants

     

    Ephesians 6.1  Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

     

    Profound & Practical ~ The Book to the Ephesians 6.1-9

    Discussion Questions:

     

    • Almost every kid gets in trouble sooner or later.  Tell an amusing story of when you got into trouble for disobeying your parents as a child. Grinning Face
    • Discuss the difference between obedience and honor in verses 1 and 2.
    • What does verse 3 state are the benefits of such honor?
    • Why is verse 4 important?  Did you ever feel exasperated from your parents growing up?
    • Deep Question:  Discuss the peculiar situation of the fact that the Bible addresses the reality of slavery within that flawed system, and not just dismisses the system outright by opposing it.
    • Are you surprised that the Bible instructs bondservants to obey their masters, rather than just oppose slavery?  What do you make of this?
    • Let’s apply this passage to the employer employee relationship.  What common workplace problem does verse 6 address?
    • Read 1 Tim. 6.2 and discuss the common workplace misconception that this also addresses.
    • How is verse 7 a key to all working relationships?
    • What encouragement are we given in verse 8?
    • Much in the same way that fathers were addressed earlier, what does the scripture say to bosses in verse 9?
    • Discuss the all-important significance that this passage concludes with a reminder there is no partiality with God.
    • What do you find most challenging about this passage?
    • What do you find most encouraging about this passage?
  • 2.14.21   PROFOUND & PRACTICAL ~ THE BOOK TO THE

    EPHESIANS

    Ephesians 5.22-33     Wives & Husbands 

     

    Ephesians 5.33  However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

     

    Profound & Practical ~ The Book to the Ephesians 5.22-33

    Discussion Questions:

     

    • What was some of the best marriage advice you’ve ever been given?
    • What was some bad advice you’ve been given over the years?
    • Do you think you personally are more prone to be a person of submission or assertiveness?
    • How does this effect your ability to apply Eph. 5.21 to your life consistently?
    • Why do you think the Lord commands Christians to be submitting to one another anyway?
    • Look up Phil. 2.3-4 and discuss what you read in these verses that you like & what challenges you most.
    • Ephesians 5.22-33 is speaking directly to wives & husbands.  Why do you think the Lord chose to address married people in the first place?
    • Discuss the fact that there are twice as many verses written to the husband as to the wife in this passage.  Why do you think this is the case?
    • Eph. 5.22-24 tells wives to submit.  Why might this command prove to be difficult?
    • How far does this passage tell us the submission of the wife should go?
    • Eph. 5.25-30 tells husbands to love.  Why might this command prove to be difficult?
    • How far does this passage tell us the love of the husband should go?
    • How might some people misunderstand these passages?
    • How might even some Christians try to avoid these principles?
    • Do you think verse 31 is accepted by most in our society today?
    • How does this verse fly in the face of political correctness in our culture?
    • According to verse 32, what is God’s purpose for marriage in our society today?
    • In 5.33, what commands are repeated and why do you think they are?
    • Finish this thought:  What I dislike most about this passage is…
    • Finish this thought:  What I like most about this passage is…
  • 2.7.21   profound & practical ~ the book to the

    ephesians

    Ephesians 5.15-21     And Another…7 Things 

     

    Ephesians 5.15  Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise…

     

    Profound & Practical ~ The Book to the Ephesians 5.15-21

    Discussion Questions:

     

    • Have you ever had an accident because you weren’t looking carefully?  If so, share your story.
    • Why do you think the Lord tells us to look carefully in Ephesians 5.15?
    • How can we tell when someone is not looking carefully?
    • Why is verse 16 important?  Can you think of some practical ways to apply this verse?
    • What are some things that serve as distractions to applying verse 17 in our day?
    • What are some things that serve as helpful to applying verse 17?  (see also 2 Tim. 3.16)
    • How is a person getting drunk and being filled with the Holy Spirit very opposite of one another?
    • How is a person getting drunk and being filled with the Holy Spirit similar to one another?
    • Discuss the two directions for worship that we are given in verse 19.
    • What is your personal favorite way to worship God among the choices that we are given in this verse?
    • How is verse 20 difficult but important?
    • How is verse 21 difficult but important?
    • Of the 7 characteristics that we are given in this passage, which one do you like the most?
    • Of the 7 characteristics that we are given in this passage, which one do you struggle the most to do?
    • What is the main thing you will take from this passage of scripture?
  • 1.31.21    Conversations on a snowy Sunday

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