Sermon Application Questions
- What does it mean to imitate? How are we to imitate God? How can we help others to imitate God? How does being “beloved children” inform our understanding of how to imitate God? What ways can we not be imitators of God?
- What does it look like for Christians to walk in love? How does “as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God” inform how we walk in love?
- How does the contrast of verses 3-6 help us to understand further what it means to imitate God and walk in love?
- What are the things that Paul says shouldn’t be happening among the saints? How would you define or describe them or explain what they are? How does thanksgiving contrast with filthiness, foolish talk, and crude joking? Why does Paul equate covetousness with idolatry?
- How come these things mean that the one who does them has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God?
- Who are people who try to deceive us with empty words? What should our response be? How do we combat empty words?
Family Worship Questions
- Read Ephesians 5:1-6 & Discuss:
- What are ways that we imitate people we know? What would it look like for us to imitate God? What things should we do? What things can we not do?
- In verses 3-6 Paul lists six things that are not proper for saints, what are they? What should our lives as Christians look like?
- With all of this in mind how do we imitate God to our friends, family, teachers, other students, and fellow church members?
- Sing:Show Us Christ