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. In Jesus we see a perfect picture of God’s love lived out in human form. How did Jesus reveal perfect love both horizontal and vertical ways? In what way does God’s holiness relate to God’s love, and how do we see that perfectly in Jesus?

 

  1. Read Ephesians 5:4 together again. What is the connection between our imaginations and our hearts? How does our culture aim at imagination in order to shape the affections of the heart, and how must we be intentional about guarding against that?

 

  1. Read 1 John 4:6-19 together. How does this passage work together with Ephesians 5:1-2? How does God’s love perfected (matured) in us compel us to pursue Ephesians 5:3-7?

 

  1. Who we are (our core identity) governs what we believe and how we think, and that belief and understanding determines how we act – how we live. How does this progression / process frame the way you apply this passage in your own life and pray for others as they seek to live it out? (Ephesians 5:1-6)
 
 

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Week of May 8, 2022

This Week’s Passages: Ephesians 4:25-32
 
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. A good challenging question I have heard goes, “What is true of your life that is only true because of the reality of Jesus’ resurrection and the presence of the Holy Spirit in your life?” How can we know the difference between our own strength and the supernatural strength provided by the Spirit?

 

  1. Do you have a sense from time to time of the pleasure or the displeasure of the Holy Spirit at some course of action that you are taking?

 

  1. How might we go about evaluating to see if there be any way in us that grieves the Spirit? How should we do this both individually and with other brothers or sisters?

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Week of May 1, 2022

This Week’s Passage: Ephesians 4:25-32
 
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. Take some time to work back through the specific ethical commands in this passage. For each one, try to determine what the root of each of these sinful practices is. Why is it important for us to practice a pattern of consistent confession and repentance in our battle against these?

 

  1. How are each of these ethical exhortations reflected in the life of Jesus? How does his life offer a picture of perfection and wholeness in each?

 

  1. What must we let go of ourselves in order to pursue this picture together as the church? Why is mercy and grace such a key component to our pursuing this vision together?
 
 

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Week of April 24, 2022

This Week’s Passages: Ephesians 4:1-24
 
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. How would you use this passage (Ephesians 4:17-24) to explain Christianity to someone? In what ways does “Christianity” in our culture often notlook like this description?
  2. Read 1 Peter 1:13-21 together. What are the similarities in the way these passages use the word ignorance? Why is this an important word in both of these explanations from Paul, and how should that word affect us?
  3. Why is a pursuit of holiness necessarily BOTH an individual and a corporate pursuit? Why does it depend on an ever-deepening understanding of Jesus as our substitute?
 
 
 
 

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