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  • In Ephesians 4:1, Paul urges believers to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which they have been called. How do you personally define a “worthy” walk in light of your understanding of God’s calling in your life?
  • Reflecting on verses 2-3, which qualities listed by Paul—humility, gentleness, patience, love—do you find most challenging to embody in your daily interactions with others? How can we cultivate these qualities more intentionally?
  • Verse 3 emphasizes the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Why do you think peace is crucial for maintaining unity within the body of Christ? How can we pursue and maintain peace in our relationships with fellow believers?
  • Reflect on verse 7, which speaks of the grace given to each believer according to the measure of Christ’s gift. How does recognizing that each believer has been uniquely gifted by Christ impact our understanding of individual roles and responsibilities within the Church?
  • Verses 11-12 mention various roles within the body of Christ, such as apostles, prophets, evangelists, shepherds, and teachers. How do you see these roles functioning in today’s Church? Are there any roles that seem more emphasized or neglected in your experience?
  • In verse 13, Paul speaks of the goal of unity and maturity in the faith, attaining to the fullness of Christ. How do you understand the concept of spiritual maturity, and what practices or disciplines do you find helpful in growing towards it?
  • Reflecting on verses 14-15, how can we guard against being tossed to and fro by every wind of doctrine and deceitful schemes? What role does the knowledge of Scripture and discernment play in protecting us from spiritual deception?
  • Verse 16 describes the body of Christ as functioning together, with each part contributing to the growth of the whole. How do you see this principle of mutual edification being lived out in your local church community?
  • How does Paul’s call to walk in unity challenge our natural tendencies towards division and strife, both within the Church and in broader society?
  • Considering verse 7, how does the concept of grace as a gift from Christ shape our understanding of spiritual gifts and their distribution within the body of Christ?

Loving God – Loving People:

  • What does it mean practically to “bear with one another in love” as mentioned in verse 2, and how does this exemplify the connection between loving God and loving people?

Preaching the Word:

  • How does the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, as outlined in verse 12, emphasize the importance of preaching the Word in building up the body of Christ?

Making Disciples:

  • In what ways does the mutual support and encouragement within the body of Christ, as highlighted in Ephesians 4:16, facilitate the task of making disciples and spreading the gospel?

Policy or Civic Involvement based upon Ephesians 4:1-16

  • How can we cultivate a posture of prayerful discernment and reliance on God’s wisdom (James 1:5) as we navigate complex policy issues and seek to make informed decisions and contributions in the public sphere?

Tracing Christ through the Bible

  • What does this passage in Ephesians 4:1-16 teach us about Christ and His person as we connect the concept of His deity?
    • In what ways does the description of Christ as the one who “ascended far above all the heavens” (Ephesians 4:10) reinforce His authority and sovereignty as the divine Son of God?
  • What does this passage in Ephesians 4:1-16 teach us about Christ as Savior in this passage?
    • In what ways does the idea of Christ reconciling humanity to God and bringing unity among believers (Ephesians 2:14-16) demonstrate His redemptive work as Savior?
  • How does this passage in Ephesians 4:1-16 encourage us to model our lives after Christ?
    • In what ways does Paul’s call for believers to “walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called” (Ephesians 4:1) challenge us to imitate Christ’s humility, love, and selflessness in our daily lives?

Tracing fulfilled prophecy in the Bible

  • How do Old Testament prophecies concerning the Messiah and His kingdom, such as Isaiah 11:1-9 and Jeremiah 23:5-6, find fulfillment and expression in the teachings and ministries of Christ and His followers as depicted in Ephesians 4:1-16?

Involvement in ‘Care Ministries”

  • In what ways can the concept of spiritual gifts, as outlined in Ephesians 4:7-12, inform and enhance our approach to care ministries, enabling us to identify and utilize our unique abilities to meet the diverse needs of individuals and communities?