Sermon Title - When the Body Breaks: How to Fight for Unity (Eph. 4:24-5:2)
ICE-BREAKER: 3 Myths to ponder and discuss.
SERMON DIGESTION: Your chance to give any personal input on the sermon.
Pastor Thomas repeatedly posed the question, “What are your goals for your relational conflicts?”
Reflecting on Paul’s specific instructions:
-Do you manipulate the truth to avoid or minimize conflict? How is this a sinful and relationally damaging way to function?
-Is there any way that you need to be more honest or clear in the way you relate to others?
-What are Paul’s 3 “do nots” in these verses for avoiding unrighteous anger? Put them in your own words.
-Give examples of righteous anger in personal relationships. How can that anger be used to solve conflicts and mature relationships?
-What is most difficult for you to be generous with? Why?
-What biblical truths encourage us to generous? (not commands but reasons)
-If you could change one thing about the way you use your tongue what would it be? What are you doing to make that change?
-Are you nursing any of the attitudes in v.31 toward any person?
-How are the truths in 5:1-2 supposed to fuel you toward a 4:32 lifestyle? Do they? Why or why not?