Wisdom: Wise Work

Ephesians Series: Wisdom

Ephesians 6:5-9

Questions for reflection:

1. Read Ephesians 6:5-9. What qualities of an employee and an employer does God expect?
2. Discuss the video testimony entitled “Jesse’s Story.” What did Jesse learn from being unemployed? What “strange” thing did he do during his interview? How did God use that after he was hired?
3. Read Ecclesiastes 3:11-13. What does Solomon consider a gift? Do you agree? Why or why not?
4. Why was Nehemiah a successful leader according to Nehemiah 4:6? What does every boss need to realize according to Exodus 18:18?
5. Share one major challenge you face at work that you’d like prayer for then pray for each other.
Ask for wisdom to turn that challenge into an opportunity to make much of Christ.

Wisdom: Wise Parents and Children

Ephesians Series: Wisdom

Ephesians 6:1-4

Questions for reflection:

1. What is the “Parent Ownership” view of parenting? What dangers does it create? What is the “God Ownership” view of parenting? How does it impact your “house rules”?
2. If you can, watch together the video clip of Michael Jr. entitled “Know Your Why.” Discuss the
“what” and the “why” renditions of “Amazing Grace” by the audience member. How does that
impact the significance of your children learning the “why” behind obedience and respect?
3. What differences exist between the “Parent Ownership” and the “God Ownership” views of
parenting have on discipline?
4. What does your spouse do which helps you remember the big picture when the immediate
demands of parenting seem overwhelming?
5. Pray for each other’s children by name. Ask the Lord to show them reasons Jesus is worth living for.

Wisdom: Wise Husband - July 16th 2017

Ephesians Series: Wisdom

Ephesians 5:25-33

Questions for reflection:

1. When did you first fall in love with your spouse? What about your spouse attracted you to them?

2. Read the lyrics to J. J. Heller’s song “What Love Really Means.” Then, read Romans 5:7-8; John 3:16; and John 15:13. How does Jesus show us what love really means?

3. Read through Ephesians 5:25-33. Discuss this statement: “Marital love is meant to be a living parable of Christ’s love for the Church.”

4. What is something your spouse does that helps you feel closer to God?

5. Pray with urgency against the enemy’s attack on marriage and family. Have a “spiritual warfare” mindset as you ask the Lord to help you tattoo Ephesians 5:33 on your heart for one another.

Wisdom: Wise Wife - July 9th 2017

Ephesians Series: Wisdom

Ephesians 5:22-24

Questions for reflection:

1. If you’re married, share in your life group how the two of you met, how long you’ve been married and the trait you most appreciate about your spouse.

2. How would you define the kind of submission a wife should have for her husband? What are some distortions of submission you’ve seen?

3. Why is a growing relationship with the Lord the essential ingredient to a Biblical marriage?

4. Discuss this statement: “When a wife domineers over her husband he will react in one of two ways. Either he will fight against her unwillingness to be submissive or he will abdicate his role as leader in the home and remain a ‘boy’ in his marriage.”

5. Spend time praying for each other’s marriages. Have a sense of vigilance and urgency in doing so because you realize that the enemy’s attack on families is ruthless and relentless.