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BIBLE STUDY QUESTIONS

SUNDAY, MAY 24

EPHESIANS 6:10-24

  1. If our fight is not against “flesh and blood” who is our fight against? What does Paul say about this enemy? (6:11-12)
  2. What are the six defensive weapons God has given to us to fight our enemy? How would you describe how each helps us to fight our enemy? (6:14-17)
  3. How can you take up these defensive weapons in your daily life?
  4. What does Paul teaching us about prayer? (6:18-19)
  5. How can you strengthen your prayer life based on what Paul teaches in this passage?

BIBLE STUDY QUESTIONS

SUNDAY, MAY 17

EPHESIANS 5:18-6:9

  1. What does Paul prohibit? What does Paul command? How are these two things connected? What are the effects of each? (5:18)
  2. What are the characteristics of a Spirit-filled person? (5:19-21)
  3. What are wives called to do in the marriage relationship? Husbands? Why? (5:22-33)
  4. How are children called to respond to their parents? What are parents called to do? Why? (6:1-4)
  5. How are slaves (employees) called to respond to their bosses? How are masters (bosses) called to treat their slaves (employees)? (6:5-9)

BIBLE STUDY QUESTIONS

SUNDAY, MAY 10

EPHESIANS 4:17-5:17

  1. What is Paul’s primary command in this passage? (4:17)
  2. How is the Gentile life described? Why do they live this way? (4:17-19)
  3. How did the Ephesians begin to live differently from the Gentiles? (4:20-21)
  4. What are Christians supposed to put on? What are Christians supposed to put off? (4:22-24)
  5. What does it mean to be an imitator of God? (5:1-5)
  6. How does Paul use the metaphor of light and darkness? (5:7-14)
  7. What are three actions you can take this month to make “the most of your time”?

Bible Study QUestions

Sunday, May 3

Ephesians 4:1-16

  1. How does the Apostle Paul describe our responsibility to one another in the church? (v. 1-6)
  2. What are three characteristics Christians should have?How will these characteristics change us? (v. 2)
  3. What are the gifts Christ has given to his church? What is the goals of these gifts? (v. 7, 11-13)
  4. What are some obstacles that can hurt Godly growth in individuals and the church? (v. 14)
  5. How does speaking the truth in love to each other help us grow up in Christ? Who do you need to speak the truth in love to this week? (v. 15)

BIBLE STUDY QUESTIONS

SUNDAY, APRIL 26  

EPHESIANS 3:1-21

  1. What are three ways Paul describes himself as messenger of God? What does each description tell us about the role of messenger? (Verses 1, 5, 7)
  2. How does Paul describe the gospel message? Why does he use this description (Verses 3-5)
  3. How do people come to know the mystery of the gospel? (Verses 4-5, 8-10)
  4. What things does Paul pray for the Ephesians? (Verses 14-21)
  5. Jesus has given His church the task of proclaiming the gospel to all the nations. What is your role in this task?

BIBLE STUDY QUESTIONS

SUNDAY, APRIL 19

EPHESIANS 2:11-22

  1. What words and phrases describe the status and experience of the Gentiles before they were included in Christ? What has been done for the Gentiles and how? (Verses 11-13)
  2. What four things has Jesus done to bring us peace? (Verses 14-17)
  3. What three pictures illustrate Christ's community and our part in it? What is the foundation of Christ's new community? (Verses 18-22)
  4. How can you show that you area first and foremost a citizen of God's kingdom and family in he way you live? How can you show unity with others in God's kingdom and family?

BIBLE STUDY QUESTIONS

SUNDAY, APRIL 12

EPHESIANS 2:1-10

  1. How does Paul describe the lives of the Ephesian Christians before they came to faith in Jesus? How does that describe our life before Christ?
  2. Many people try to blame their sin on the influence of the world or believe that "the devil made me do it." What's Paul's answer to this in verse 3?
  3. What is God's ultimate purpose in our salvation (verse 7)?
  4. Note the word grace used in this passage. What other words does Paul use in this passage to describe God's actions towards the lost?
  5. How are grace and faith related to our salvation?

BIBLE STUDY QUESTIONS

SUNDAY, April 5

EPHESIANS 1:15-23

  1. What characteristics of the Ephesians prompted Paul to be thankful? Why?
  2. What are three things in verses 18-19 that Paul wants Christians to know? How can we come to know these things?
  3. Where does the church fit in to God's great plan (vs 22-23)?
  4. In what ways do you need the eyes of your understanding to be enlightened? How can you begin fully appreciating the riches of God's grace in your life?

BIBLE STUDY QUESTIONS

SUNDAY, March 29

Ephesians 1:1-14

  1. What role does each member of the Trinity fulfill in salvation? The Father (vs 4-6)? The Son (vs 7-12)? The Holy Spirit (vs 13-14)?
  2. What are the past (vs 3-6), present (vs 6-11), and future (vs 12-14) aspects of God’s work in our lives? 
  3. What are the spiritual blessings Christians receive in Christ? What are some spiritual blessings you have received from being in Christ? 
  4. How has this passage changed your thinking about God and His work in us of salvation?