August 12, 2018

This Week’s Scripture Reading: Ephesians 4:1-16, John 6:22-35

Click here to read Ephesians 4:1-16

Click here to read John 6:22-35

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Connection Points 8-12-18 (Ephesians 4:1-16)

Paul has established who we are: Forgiven Sinners Redeemed by the Blood of the Crucified and Risen Lord!  He now moves on to explaining what life as a child of God actually looks like.  God makes you holy and then God makes you useful.  The second half od Ephesians is not a “to do” list for Christians.  Instead it is a picture of what the Holy Spirit is going to do to you and through you for the sake of the Kingdom of God.

The Holy Spirit, working through the Word, grows us up in the faith.  The Spirit binds us together in Christ, reveals the truth of the Scriptures, and gives us gifts in order that the Body of Christ might be built up.  So please don’t forget who you are: A Forgiven Sinner Redeemed by the Blood of the Crucified and Risen Lord!

Connection Discussion Questions 8-12-18 (Ephesians 4:1-16)

  • Read Ephesians 4:1-16
  • What did you take away from the reading, sermon, or devotion this week?
  • When you hear the phrase “Grow Up” what first comes to mind?
  • Who have been people in your life that have helped you grow up in life? Who has helped you grow up in the faith?
  • How does what we do flow out of who we are?