A powerful expression of biblical community.
This is a setting in which people connect with a small group of friends who are mutually committed to caring for one another, growing in their faith, and impacting others for the cause of Christ. We invite you to find a group of friends that live near you so you can join them in “sharing life together.”
How to use these questions
During this difficult time, please use these discussion questions to help lean on God and discover how we can work through these issues together.
Even while in your home, you can use them for personal reflection, family discussion time or even go through them with friends on the phone or on Facetime.
If you have questions, feel free to email Pastor John: firstname.lastname@example.org
LifeGroup Study Guide – Week 9: “The ‘S’ Word”
Stepping In: Getting things started!
1 – Remember the game “follow the leader”? Where do you remember playing it?
2 – The idea of following Jesus’ example can be intimidating, but how does His example inspire you?
Watch Video on RightNow Media: “Ephesians” Week 9
3 – Share with the group something you got from that video.
Building Up: What is God saying?
1 – Read Ephesians 5:1-14. What did you need to hear concerning your life as one who wants to follow God’s example? What really stood out to you in these verses?
2 – Read Ephesians 5:15-17. What are some ways we can make the most of our current opportunities as our culture deals with the Covid-19 virus?
3 – Read Ephesians 5:18-19. Why is this an interesting picture of opposites?
4 – Read Ephesians 5:20-21. What are the activities listed that help us be continually filled with the Holy Spirit? Which one is most difficult for you? Why?
5 – Read Ephesians 5:22-33. Tell your group what jumps out to you in these verses and share a couple ways these verses can make an impact in our daily lives.
6 – Read Ephesians 6:1-4. What do we learn about submitting in a family?
7 – Read Ephesians 6:5-9. How do we demonstrate “submission” in our work culture?
Living Out: How do I obey?
1 – Finish one or more of the following phrases:
- In order to imitate God I want to…
- In order to make the most of the opportunities, I need to…
- In order to be a better spouse, family member or employee/employer, I need to…
2 – Please take time to pray for our local churches and business affected by the recent mandates concerning public gatherings.
3 – As a LifeGroup, you’ll be doing a service project together. Keep your eyes and ears open for opportunities to serve those in our Valley. When you come up with a plan, please let us know about it by emailing: email@example.com.