|Staying in the Word|
Chapter Three, Lesson Two
SPIRITUAL SERVICE Page
** Before we leave this verse, what is important about the title that Paul attaches to Jesus Christ?
V.12 ** Well, God's plan is amazing - even unfathomable, but if we are just wretched, lowly sinners; in whose flesh no good thing dwells, do you suppose we should be ashamed, fearful or timid before God, even hesitant to approach Him because of His holiness?
** How did we personally gain this boldness and confidence?
** When we consider the despair of our sinful state and the glorious truth that God saved us, and uses us to bring praise and glory to Himself - now how do you view the word "balance" as you view your "Spiritual Service" to the Lord?
V.13 ** Now that Paul's readers, including us, understand how God has perfectly balanced the scales of justice and their own lives as well, what does He ask them to do?
** When you consider the context of this letter, what details about Paul's
life could cause the Ephesians to lose heart?