Week of May 15, 2022

This Week’s Passages: Ephesians 5:1-7
Use this daily guide to help you internalize this week’s passage & message!
KNOW: What does God intend for me to know?
In a journal, use the following prompts to write some truths that stood out from this week’s message:
I never knew…
I was reminded…
A question I still have…
I was challenged…
I was convicted…
A truth I could share is…
I was encouraged to…
I need to dig deeper into…
BE (CONSIDER): What does God’s Word lead me to prayerfully consider?
In your journal, use the following questions to write some prompts to use n praying through this week’s passage:
Is there a command to obey?
How am I compelled to exalt God?
Is there a promise to claim?
Is there a principle to follow?
Is there an example to follow?
Am I convicted to confess any sin?
Is there a sin to avoid?
How do I need to rest in Jesus/the gospel?
How can I pray for someone else?
What am I compelled to love or desire?
DO (YIELD): How does God’s Word Call me to yield my life?
In your journal, write your answers and thoughts in response to the following questions.
  1. Gerald mentioned the concept of summum bonumin Sunday’s sermon, or “the highest good,” or “highest meaning of life.” How has that thought helped you in understanding your identity this week? How has it challenged you as you think about the question, “Who am I?” What do you see as the greatest dangers to Christ and his mission occupying that place in your own life and identity?


  1. How does the idea of offering our lives as a “fragrant aroma” help us in understanding what our identity should be in the world? In what ways will our lives be distinguished, or set apart, as we live in this way within our culture?


  1. Gerald referred to Christ as the “fountain” from which this love flows. Is that the fountain from which you are drinking the most? What are some other “sources” that we tend to drink from that hinders our pursuit of what Paul calls us to in these first 2 verses of Ephesians 5?