Remember • Central 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 Kurt mentioned three things the text was calling us to remember:
- Remember what you were.
- Remember what Jesus has done.
- Remember what you are.
Remember what you were.
Outside of faith in Christ, you were excluded from Christ, His people, His promises, His hope, and God Himself.
- In what ways are you prone to forget the status of being excluded? In what ways do you continue to struggle feelings of exclusion?
Remember what Jesus has done.
Ephesians teaches that Jesus has included those who were previously excluded and is our peace. Pastor Kurt made the point that whenever we unite around anything other than Jesus, our unity is temporal and false unity.
- Share an experience when your temporal unity around something other than Jesus 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 exclusion 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 can demonstrate life under God’s good rule?
Through faith in Christ, we are God’s household, therefore we live as God’s family.
- What are some ways we can investigate our unexamined prejudices in order to live in unity with God’s diverse people?
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 a state of exclusion?