Complete for Sunday, November 5th
READ: Ephesians 1:3-14
- What repeated refrain do you find in Ephesians 1:6, 1:12 and 1:14?
- Roughly speaking, what are the three distinct subjects of each of the sections that end with these refrains?
- What does this teach us about God’s purpose/goal in our redemption and thus what our “big purpose” ought to be?
- How does this square with Romans 11:36?
- Speaking of Romans 11:36, what are the three prepositions in the first sentence of this verse? What is the significance of using these three prepositions together in this way?
READ: Colossians 3:17, 23-25 & 1 Corinthians 10:31-33
- What should be our motivation in all of life?
- How might this truth effect the way we do our “secular work”?
- How might this truth effect the way we love, serve and reach out to our neighbors?
- How might this truth effect the way we love and serve our family members?
- How might this truth effect the way we approach our voluntary service to the body of Christ?
- How should this truth drive us to excellence?
- Why doesn’t it affect us more? State why you think it doesn’t, stating specific reasons for each of these areas.
- In our secular work?
- In our love and service to our neighbors?
- In our family life?
- In our service to the church?
READ: Freedom Movement: 500 Years of Reformation pp. 28-33.
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