Weekly Service Times:   Sunday @ 9:00 & 11:00 am   Wednesday @ 7:00 pm (Childcare Available Sun 9&11am, Wed 7pm)
  • Paul opens this passage with a reminder of his identity as an apostle of Christ by God’s will (Ephesians 1:1). How does understanding and embracing your own identity in Christ influence the way you live out your faith?
  • Reflecting on Ephesians 1:3-4, which speaks of God choosing us before the foundation of the world, how does this truth impact your understanding of God’s love for you personally?
  • Ephesians 1:5-6 discusses God’s adoption of believers as His children through Jesus Christ. How does the reality of being adopted into God’s family impact your understanding of community and belonging within the church?
  • In Ephesians 1:7-8, Paul emphasizes the richness of God’s grace and the forgiveness of our sins through Christ’s blood. How does the concept of grace influence your daily life and interactions with others?
  • Ephesians 1:9-10 speaks of God’s mystery revealed in Christ, to unite all things in Him. How does this truth shape your perspective on the unity of believers and the reconciliation of all things in Christ?
  • Considering Ephesians 1:11-12, which discusses God’s sovereign plan and our inheritance in Christ, how does knowing that God has a purpose for your life affect your sense of identity and purpose?
  • Ephesians 1:13-14 speaks of the Holy Spirit as the seal and guarantee of our inheritance. How does the presence of the Holy Spirit in your life provide assurance and confidence in your relationship with God?

Loving God – Loving People:

  • Reflecting on Ephesians 1:4-6, which speaks of God’s love for us and our adoption as His children, how does understanding the depth of God’s love for you impact your ability to love others?

Preaching the Word:

  • Ephesians 1:13 highlights the role of hearing and believing the Word of truth, the gospel of our salvation. How can we as a group encourage one another to actively engage with and share the gospel message in our spheres of influence?

Making Disciples:

  • Ephesians 1:5-6 speaks of our adoption as sons through Jesus Christ. How does the reality of being adopted into God’s family influence our approach to making disciples and inviting others into relationship with God?
  • In Ephesians 1:11-12, Paul mentions our inheritance in Christ. How does the hope of our inheritance motivate us to invest in the spiritual growth and discipleship of others?
  • Considering Ephesians 1:14, which speaks of the Holy Spirit as the guarantee of our inheritance, how does the presence and work of the Holy Spirit empower us to make disciples who are rooted and grounded in their faith?