Word Studies for the Week of July 15, 2018

July 15 ● Our Life in Christ: Our Destiny ● Ephesians 1:3-14

What kind of words is Paul using to describe our life with God in Ephesians 1:3-14? What do you think they reveal about Paul’s own attitude toward the faith?

How do you feel about the idea that you might be chosen by God for a particular purpose? Does that comfort you, frighten you, burden you, release you, or affirm you?

When does Paul say the Christ story began? How do you see God’s plan unfolding in your life?

What do you think the word adoption means for Paul? Why does he use that to describe the process of faith?

How are we adopted by God? How do we know that we are adopted? What are the signs of our belonging to the family of God?

In Ephesians 1: 11 it speaks about that we obtained an inheritance, what is that inheritance? When do we start to see the fruits of it?

Read Ephesians 1:13-14. What do these words mean to you?  Has this happened to you? If so, when did it happen to you?

What practical and daily things assure of you of God’s unconditional love for you?




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