Sermon Notes & Life Group Questions

Notes & Life Group Questions 04-11-21 (WORD)
Notes & Life Group Questions 04-11-21 (PDF)
Program 4-11-21

Notes Death and New Life 04/11/21
Ephesians: God Made Visible – Week 11

Independent – not subject to control by others

Our Status – DEAD
Ephesians 1:1

Our Practice – DEAD
Ephesians 1:2

Our Nature – DEAD
Ephesians 1:3

“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the father expect through me”
John 14:6

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of his great love that he had for us, made us alive with Christ even though we were dead in our trespasses. You are saved by Grace!
Ephesians 1:4-5

We are given new life, and a new heart.
Ezekiel 36:26

Humble confidence

Verses:
Ephesians 1:20-23. Ephesians 2:1-9. Romans 6:23. Deuteronomy 30:19. Romans 1:28-30. Ezekiel 36:26. Romans 10:9-13.

Life Grp Q’s Death and New Life 04/11/21 Ephesians: God Made Visible – Week 11
Catching Up
Do you have anything to share about how God used the Easter celebration in your life or in the life of someone you invited?

Review
What stood out to you, was challenging, or helpful to you from this week’s sermon?

Do you have a hard time asking for help?

Going Deeper: Read Isaiah 64:6; Romans 3:10; Colossians 1:21; 2:13-15

How do these verses relate to what James preached about from Eph 2:1-9?

Why do you think it often feels so offensive to refer to ourselves/others as spiritually dead apart from the work of Christ? What is beneath the surface of that response from us?

Re-read Colossians 2:14-15. List the work these verses say God did on our behalf? Compare these with Ephesians 2:4-5,8-9

Colossians 2:14 says that God has nailed the debt of our sins to the cross. How does this mental picture help you fight against sins from your past that you still struggle with or that are thrown back in your face?

How does these truths lead us to a place of humble confidence? Discuss the inter-working of humility and confidence as a result of God’s work in salvation. How does this impact the way you interact with those who have yet to follow Jesus?

Prayer: Pray for one another as needed (keeping Ephesians 1:17-23 in mind) and (B) pray for those God has placed in your life who are in need of the Gospel. Allow 2:1-9 to influence how you pray for these people.
*Memorize Ephesians 2:8-9. * Read/listen through Ephesians this week.