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All In #1 Ephesians 1:1-2

September 15, 2019 • Jason Carson

TOGETHER GROUP QUESTIONS Read Ephesians 1:1-10. What is God’s Word saying to you in this passage? What is God’s heart for His people? In verse 1, Paul speaks of being an apostle “by the will of God.” Why do you think this was important for him to emphasize? What was his life like before Christ and how did the Lord change him? Why is it important to know that every Christian is a saint? Have you ever viewed yourself as a saint? Why or why not is it difficult to see yourself (and others!) as a saint? Are there any believers in your life that you have trouble treating as a saint? How would Jesus want to change our hearts? Grace is the foundation and beginning of our faith, and Peace is the fulfillment and the end of our faith. Describe how both grace AND peace are being worked out in your life (i.e. Do you see it working, is it non-existent, is it easy or hard, do you have trouble giving or receiving grace and peace- or both?) “ALL IN” is the series title. The 1st half of Ephesians tells us who we are IN CHRIST, and the 2nd half tells us how to be “ALL IN” in living it out. Name one or two ways that you can focus on being “In” Christ, and one or two ways on how you can live out your faith… All In.

All In #5 Ephesians 1:15-17

October 13, 2019 • Jason Carson

TOGETHER GROUP QUESTIONS Read Ephesians 1:15-17. What is God’s Word saying to you in this passage? What is God’s heart for His people? Discuss what “the spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him” means (from verse 17). What is it? Who gives it? What does it do? What does it produce? How should you seek it? Why is it important? What are the best ways we can get to know God better? What would you say to someone that says it’s too difficult to understand or know God? How can a Christian, who is in a habit of complaining, develop a thankful heart in all things? What is one or two practical ways in which we can develop and maintain a passion to know God? Like Paul says in verses 15 and 16, who are a couple people in your life that you can commit to praying for? What kinds of things should you specifically be praying for them about? Close in prayer by asking Almighty God to give us a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him… and that we would all get to know Him deeper.

All In #4 Ephesians 1:11-14

October 6, 2019 • Julia Schmaltz

TOGETHER GROUP QUESTIONS Read Ephesians 1:11-14. What is God’s Word saying to you in this passage? What is God’s heart for His people?

All In #3 Ephesians 1:5-10

September 29, 2019 • Jason Carson

TOGETHER GROUP QUESTIONS Read Ephesians 1:5-10. What is God’s Word saying to you in this passage? What is God’s heart for His people? Predestination can be a divisive topic in the church. However, it’s clearly in the Bible. What does God’s Word say about it? What would you say our Heavenly Father would want us to know and understand from His heart, and not our opinions? What are some practical benefits of being adopted. How does this affect your relationship to the Lord? God has given us redemption through the forgiveness of sins. What does that mean for your life? How can we balance proper remorse and repentance for our sins… with walking out total freedom in Christ? (Read 1 John 1:9) If God forgives all of our sins from the moment we’re saved, why do we need to confess our sins? Why is understanding God’s eternal plan foundational to living a life fully submitted to Him? What is one big, practical way you can submit your life to Christ this week?