Watch Your Step

Walk in Love. 5:1-7
Walk in Light 5:8-14
Walk in Wisdom 5:15-21

Response:

MAIN IDEA: Our new identity in Christ changes our behavior, and causes us to walk in love, light, and wisdom
 
CONNECTING:
What one thing spoke to your heart the most from the Word of God in these Scriptures?

Why do some people think that changing our behavior can change our identity? Why is this unbiblical?
 
UNDERSTANDING:
Read Ephesians 5:1-7 – What do you think about the statement ‘love requires giving and dying?’ What does this mean? Why does Paul address sexual sin with such intensity? How does our culture define ‘love?’

Read Ephesians 5:8-14 – Why is it important for Christians to address sin, especially in
the church community? How can we balance ‘exposing’ sinfulness without becoming
hateful or hypocritical?

Read Ephesians 5:15-21 – Paul is speaking to the church – why does he place an
emphasis on being ‘filled with the Spirit?’ How does this look in the context of the
gathered church? Why is ‘singing together’ such an important part of spiritual
formation?

LIVING:
What areas are you prone to compromising on sin? Is there an area of sin in your life that needs to be ‘exposed?’ How can we take steps towards being a people who ‘confess our sin to each other?’

How can we talk to our children about sexual sin in our current culture? Why is it important for us to treat cultural patterns of immorality seriously? How can we be loving while taking a definite stance on these things?

How committed are we to the community of Christ. Why does our ‘walk’ rely heavily on our fellowship with other believers? How can we use our time wisely to be on mission together for the Kingdom?

Next Steps:
At Stonebridge we believe disciples should always be growing in faith.  Growing means changing, learning, sharing, giving. And step by step blessing others along the way. TAKE YOUR NEXT STEP

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