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  • In verse 22, Paul speaks about “putting off the old self” and in verse 24, “putting on the new self.” What does this transformation entail, and how can we actively participate in this process in our daily lives?
  • Verse 26 instructs us to “be angry and do not sin.” How can we differentiate between righteous anger and sinful anger? How does this principle guide our interactions with others?
  • Paul emphasizes the importance of honesty and integrity in verse 25. How can we cultivate a lifestyle of truthfulness and authenticity in a world often marked by deceit and falsehood while still showing the love of Christ?
  • Verse 28 talks about the importance of working with our hands and being generous. How does this relate to our understanding of stewardship and our responsibility to care for others?
  • In verses 29-30, Paul addresses the power of our words and the importance of not grieving the Holy Spirit. How can we ensure that our speech reflects Christlikeness and edifies those around us?
  • Paul speaks about forgiveness in verses 31-32. How does extending forgiveness contribute to unity within the body of Christ? What are some practical steps we can take to forgive others as Christ forgave us?
  • Reflecting on Ephesians 4:17-32, how does the concept of “putting on the new self” relate to our identity in Christ? How does this understanding impact our self-perception and interactions with others?

Loving God – Loving People

  • Considering the exhortation in Ephesians 4:32 to forgive others as God in Christ forgave us, how does our understanding of God’s love and forgiveness towards us influence our ability to extend grace and reconciliation to those who have wronged us? How can we practically demonstrate this love to both believers and non-believers in our lives?

Preaching the Word

  • Paul highlights the importance of using our words to build up others rather than tearing them down in Ephesians 4:29. How can the principles of edifying speech and communication be applied in the context of witnessing and teaching God’s Word? How do we balance correction and encouragement in our ministry of proclaiming the gospel?

Making Disciples

  • Ephesians 4:29 emphasizes the importance of speaking what is good for building up others. How does this principle apply to the task of making disciples? How can intentional, encouraging communication contribute to the growth and development of those we are discipling?

Policy or Civic Involvement based upon Ephesians 4:17-32

  • Considering Ephesians 4:25-32’s emphasis on truthfulness, integrity, and the power of our words, how can we discern and advocate for policies that align with biblical values such as justice, compassion, and human dignity? How do we navigate political debates and campaigns in a manner that reflects the character of Christ?

Tracing Christ through the Bible

  • In what ways does the language of “putting off the old self” and “putting on the new self” in Ephesians 4:22-24 reflect Christ’s divine power to bring about spiritual regeneration and renewal in believers’ lives?

 Fulfilled Prophecy in Ephesians 4:17-32

  • In what ways does Ephesians 4:17-32 fulfill the Old Testament prophecies regarding the renewal and transformation of God’s people, particularly in terms of the establishment of the new covenant and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit as prophesied in Ezekiel 36:26-27?

 Involvement in ‘Care Ministries” based upon Ephesians 4:17-32

  • How can the principles of Ephesians 4:17-32 inform and shape the mission and focus of our ‘Care Ministries’ within the church and broader community? How might our understanding of the renewal of the mind, the putting off of the old self, and the putting on of the new self impact the way we approach caring for others in need?