The message this past Sunday was from Ephesians 2:1-10. Before discussing these questions as a group, read through the passage together, at least once.
- For review: If you committed two weeks ago to pray for your fellow small group members to know the hope of our calling and the riches of God’s glorious inheritance that awaits us, how did that go? Did you follow through with your commitment to pray?
- In verses 1-3 of Ephesians 2, Paul tells us that before God made us alive (2:4-5) we were dead in our trespasses and sins, which we can also describe as being spiritually dead. He also says that unbelievers—or as Paul describes them, sons of disobedience and children of wrath—among whom we still live, are still in that state of being spiritually dead. How should knowing this fact affect how you think about, speak about, and interact with unbelievers in your daily life? How should it affect your evangelism?
- Think about your life now that you’ve been made alive together with Christ by God as compared with when you were spiritually dead. Do you see any differences? Any examples you’d like to share?
- As a believer in union with Christ you are God’s “workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works,” which God has already prepared for you to walk in them (2:10). What does it look like for a Christian to be walking in good works? What are these good works? Are you walking in good works? What’s your motive?