Sermon Notes & Life Group Questions

Notes & Life Group Questions 05-09-21 (PDF)
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Program 5-9-21

Notes
God, The Nations, and Us
05/09/21

Ephesians: God Made Visible – Week 15

Biblically, Gentiles is a catch word for  ______________________________________________

Circumcision distinguished the people of Israel as God’s people for God’s ________________________________________.

Humanity has always been about building our:

God’s plan to unite people from every nation to worship Him is a key thread woven through all of Scripture from beginning to end.

Scriptures: Ephesians 2:11-22; Genesis 11:1-9; Genesis 12:1-3; Galatians 3:8; Genesis 28:14; Exodus 19:5-6; Psalm 22:27-28; 67:1-5; 72:17; Isaiah 19:21-22; 45:22-23; 56:6-8; Zechariah 2:10-11; Daniel 6:25-26; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Philippians 2:9-11; Revelation 5:9; 7:9; 22:2-3; Ephesians 2:18-22

Through Christ, the diverse people of God unite as:

We can have confidence that God will ________________________________________.

Our God is far ___________________ and far more ______________________ than we know.

God prizes the _________________________ of His Church.

This has implications for how we engage in the __________________________________________________________.

Life Group Q’s
God, The Nations, and Us
05/09/21

Ephesians: God Made Visible – Week 15

 

Catching Up

Have you ever had an experience worshipping with people from a different culture/language? Tell us about that experience and what it opened your eyes to. What was enjoyable about that? What was challenging?

Review

Which point of this week’s sermon was most helpful, challenging, or thought provoking for you? Why?

Going Deeper

Read Genesis 11:1-4. How do you see the inclination to build your own safety, security, success play out in your life? In what ways is this pursuit harmful to your relationship with God and His kingdom purposes?

How does seeing the thread of God’s glory among the nations from Genesis-Revelation impact the way you see God, others, and your life? (B) How does it give you perspective about the concerns you have for our world and national opposition to the ways of God?

Read Revelation 5:9 & 7:9. What makes you excited about these verses? What makes you uncomfortable?

Read Ephesians 2:18-22. What attitudes or actions do you see in yourself that can strike at the heart of the unity of God’s Church? What are other attitudes or actions that we need to guard ourselves against?

Prayer: As a group, pray for: (A) God’s global Church – those facing persecution, those in need of the Gospel, missionaries and local churches sharing the Gospel and discipling others. (B) The unity of New Bridge around the mission God has given us. Pray against threats to our unity. (C) Ask God to expose, and confess anything that God has revealed that is not in line with His heart and His mission.

What action can you take as a life group based on what God has shown you in prayer?