Discussion Guide

 

Who Christ is in Us

Can you think of a movie where good came from disastrous circumstances?

It is likely that those receiving Paul’s letter would have been facing difficult circumstances and opposition to their faith. Paul himself was in prison as he wrote this.

Read Ephesians 1:15-23

As Paul was thankful for the Ephesians, who is someone whose love and faith has encouraged you during a difficult time? Thank God for them.

Rather than praying for the Ephesians’ circumstances to change, Paul prays for the Ephesians themselves to be changed. Has there ever been a time when you asked God to change your circumstance, but instead He worked through the circumstance to change you for the better?

How might God be doing a work in your life right now to increase your knowledge of Him and your understanding of the hope we have in Christ?

Consider using Paul’s prayer to close your time together, replacing all the times it says “you” with the name of someone in the group.