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Why the Fights
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Sun, Feb 03, 2019
People hurt by church fights; Church should be united through Christ.
Series:House Divided   Passages: Ephesians 2:11    Teacher: Dr. Clay Smith

LIFE Group Questions

 

Starter: If a couple about to divorce came to you for advice, what would you say to them to help them stay together?

 

Discussion:

  • Read Ephesians 2:11-12
  • Have you ever been excluded?  How did that feel?
  • Do you think churches today are guilty of excluding people?
  • Read Ephesians 2:13
  • Paul uses the phrase “the blood of Jesus” to describe the power of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross and the power of the resurrection.  Please describe a time when you saw the power of Jesus healing a division between people.
  • Read Ephesians 2:14-17
  • Have you ever witnessed people pretending to be spiritually elite?  What was their impact on others?  How would you suggest fighting this attitude in a church?
  • In your opinion, what are core behaviors the church needs to unite around?  Remember, behaviors, not beliefs!
  • Read Ephesians 2:18-22
  • How would you suggest a church become submitted to Jesus and united in Jesus?  What behaviors would have to be eliminated?  What behaviors would have to be re-enforced?


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