Word Studies for the Week of August 12, 2018
August 12 ● Our Life in Christ: Living the Life ● Ephesians 4:25-5:2
Do you believe that people can really change? Or, are you skeptical and think that people will always behave according to their default nature?
What things really push your buttons lately? Have you ever brought these things to God in prayer? Why or why not?
Read Ephesians 4:26 very slowly and intentionally, examine the three things it says, what new thing about anger do you see in this verse?
What are some of the negative ways anger is expressed revealed in Ephesians 4:29-31?
Read Ephesians 4:27, how do we make room made for the devil according to the context of this verse? How does that work out in daily life for you?
Read 4:22-23; how might these verses be and encouragement to you? How are they a challenge? How do they relate to the verses about dealing with our anger in a faithful way?
What kind of things might “grieve the Holy Spirit” (Ephesians 4:30)? On the flip-side what might cause the Spirit to rejoice?
Ephesians 5:1 asks us to imitate God; what might that really look like if we took it seriously? What are some tangible actions that you can take to do this?