Today is Friday, May 21st. In today’s reading, we are inspired and reminded of the calling to which we have received!
(Take time to write down responses to these questions or discuss in your group)
- What are some areas or friendships in your life where you are desiring unity?
Take some time to thank and praise God for who He is, to pray for those you are walking with, for the needs you/group are facing, and for the Spirit to open your heart and eyes as you read the passage, which has been completely inspired by God.
DISCOVER [Ephesians 4:1-6 ]
+ WHAT is this passage saying and what do we learn? (Use these questions below each portion of text to clarify the main point)
“I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3 eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all."
_ Can you identify a calling you have received from God? (v 1)
_ What does it look like for you to “bear with one another in love?” (v 2)
_ Can you think of a time that you felt the unity of the Spirit/the bond of peace? (v 3)
_ How does it feel to be reminded that God is over all, through all and in all? (v 6)
+ HOW am I compelled to confess sin and how does the gospel compel me to respond with a simple step of action/obedience? (Here are some thoughts to discuss in break-outs)
_ Who in your life can help you walk in a manner worthy of the calling God has given you?
_ Does the way you live your life reflect the unity of your friendships?
+ WHO are you walking with to discover or grow in Jesus and what is your next step with them, how can we help?