Remember • West Campus
After reading Ephesians 2:11-22 and watching the sermon recap video, share what stands out in your memory about your life before coming to faith in Christ.
The only command in the first three chapters of Ephesians is the command to “remember.” Pastor Matt mentioned three things the text was calling us to remember:
- Remember who you were.
- Remember what Jesus has done.
- Remember who you are.
Remember who you were.
Outside of our union with Christ we were separated from Christ, God's people, God's promises and God's Hope.
- In what ways are you prone to forget what it was like being separated? In what ways do you continue to struggle with feelings of seperation?
Remember what Jesus has done.
Ephesians teaches that Jesus has included those who were previously separated and is our peace. Pastor Matt made the point that whenever we unite around anything other than Jesus, our unity is temporary and that gives us a false sense of togetherness.
- Share an experience about a time when you were united to a group of people for a reason of other than Jesus and that unity came to an end.
- What are some ways that you struggle to believe that God is in control and that He’s good? How do those truths affect your sense of inclusion or separation from God, His people, and His promises?
Remember what you are.
Through faith in Christ, we are fellow citizens of God’s Kingdom, therefore we live under God’s good rule.
- What are some ways we should investigate our unexamined preferences and cultural prejudices in order to live in unity with God’s diverse people?
Through faith in Christ, we are God’s household, therefore we live as God’s family.
- What are some ways as the Church we can live with a comfortable love for one another?
- What hinders us from knowing and being known inside God's family?
Through faith in Christ, we are God’s dwelling place, therefore we live with God’s presence.
- What are some ways we can serve our neighborhood in order to take the presence of God to those who are still living in separated from God and God's people?