Ephesians 5:1-14

July 10, 2022

Series: Ephesians

Ephesians 5:1-14
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Learning on the Way

  1. Holiness is not being clean versus unclean but being wholly dedicated to God. Do you tend to see holiness as a matter of sinning less? Describe how that affects your day-to-day life and your relationships with God and others.
  2. The sermon talked about the perimeter of your life versus the center. There will always be sin around the perimeter but it’s what’s at the center that is important. How do you allow your life to be shaped by your center or perimeter? Do you have Jesus at your center? How has this reality changed your heart and your actions?
  3. The passage talked about three areas of purity in our lives. (Remember purity doesn’t mean perfection but a heart devoted to God.) go through these three areas and discuss where you struggle and how we can pray for you.

Sexual immorality: I want what I want when I want it, how I want it. Live with a selfish pursuit of sexual pleasure.

**Speech: **our speech can bring life or death to another. Do I use my tongue as a sharp weapon to hurt others? Do I curse others with the same mouth I use to praise God?

Greed: my life is meant for me, to be lived only for me. Everything I have – money, time, possessions and abilities are only for me.

4 We are children of light and freedom. God desires for the maximum freedom and joy for us. How do we misinterpret his parameters for our life? How do you daily give yourself back over to bondage and slavery to sin? Do you feel you have a support system who can help expose your sin in a gentle loving way?