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In Ephesians 5:1, Paul urges believers to imitate God as beloved children. What does it mean to you to imitate God in your daily life? How can we practically apply this command?

Ephesians 5:8 describes believers as once being in darkness but now being light in the Lord. How has your life changed since coming to faith, and how does being “light” influence your interactions with others?

Verse 10 encourages believers to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. How do we cultivate spiritual discernment in our lives, and why is it important for our walk with God?

Ephesians 5:15-16 exhorts us to walk wisely, making the best use of our time. How can we practically prioritize our time and activities to align with God’s will?

In verses 18-20, Paul discusses being filled with the Spirit, expressing worship, and giving thanks. How does being filled with the Spirit impact our worship and daily expressions of gratitude?

The passage addresses submission and respect within relationships, particularly between husbands and wives. How do these principles apply in modern marriages, and what does mutual submission look like in practice?

Verse 19 speaks of singing and making melody to the Lord with our hearts. How does music play a role in your spiritual life, and how can it be used to edify and encourage others?

Reflecting on Ephesians 5:20, which instructs us to give thanks always and for everything to God the Father, what are some practical ways we can cultivate a lifestyle of gratitude in our daily lives?

Loving God – Loving People:

How does the command to “walk in love” in Ephesians 5:2 reflect Jesus’ teaching to love God with all our heart, soul, and mind, and to love our neighbors as ourselves?

Preaching the Word:

In Ephesians 5:6-7, Paul warns against being deceived by empty words. How can we discern the difference between authentic preaching of the Word and deceptive messages in today’s culture?

Making Disciples:

Discuss the role of spiritual growth and maturity in the process of making disciples, as emphasized in Ephesians 5:18-21. How does mutual submission and accountability foster discipleship within the body of Christ?

Policy or Civic Involvement based upon Ephesians 5:1-21

Ephesians 5:11 urges believers to “take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.” How can Christians effectively advocate for policies that align with biblical values while also promoting the common good?

Tracing Christ through the Bible in reference to Ephesians 5:1-21

Christ and His Deity:

Reflecting on Ephesians 5:5, which warns against idolatry, how does acknowledging Christ’s deity as the only rightful object of worship influence our understanding of His lordship and sovereignty over all creation (Colossians 2:9-10)?

Christ as Savior:

  • Ephesians 5:11 urges believers to expose the works of darkness. How does Christ’s victory over sin and evil empower us to stand against injustice and oppression, reflecting His role as the ultimate conqueror and Savior (Colossians 2:15; Revelation 19:11-16)?

Modeling Our Lives After Christ:

  • Reflecting on Ephesians 5:21, which speaks of submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ, how does Christ’s humility and servant-heartedness challenge us to prioritize the needs and interests of others above our own (Philippians 2:3-8; Mark 10:45)?

Tracing fulfilled prophecy in the Bible

Fulfilled Prophecy in Ephesians 5:1-21:

  • In Ephesians 5:14, Paul quotes from Isaiah 60:1, referencing the call to awake, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you. How does this reference to Old Testament prophecy demonstrate its fulfillment in Christ’s resurrection and the new life believers have in Him?

Involvement in ‘Care Ministries” based upon Ephesians 5:1-21

  • How does Ephesians 5:1-2, which calls believers to imitate God and walk in love, inspire us to engage in care ministries that demonstrate Christ-like love and compassion to those in need within our communities?