Tuesday, April 21, 2009

From Death to Life (Ephesians 2)

Use Ephesians 2:1-10 as a guide for answering these questions:
  • What was your condition before Christ?
  • What does "dead" mean?
  • What caused your death?
  • Is this physical or spiritual death? What does that mean?
  • Who were you following when you were in this condition?
  • If you had to explain verse 2 in one sentence, what would you say?
  • Define "gratify".
  • What do you think are the "cravings of the sinful nature?"
  • How would you make a distinction between "cravings", "desires", and "thoughts"?
  • What (or who; or how) brought us to life?
  • What does it mean to be "saved?" How are we saved?
  • What do you think it means that God "raises us up?"
  • How does Christ help us to experience God's riches? What are God's riches?
  • Who is responsible for your salvation? You or Jesus? Defend your answer.
  • What do you think it means to be "God's workmanship?"
  • For what were you created?
  • How do you feel you are doing at fulfilling the purpose for which you were created? What do you need to change?

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