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BOOKLETS AVAILABLE 1.Suggested donation of $2 for small and $3 for large. 2.Write your name. 3.Join a small group bible study. 4.Begin to get to know one person each week.
QUOTE “... today’s church is not a community but rather a collection of individuals.” p. 45
WELCOME TO THE FAMILY 10 New Names Hobby/Interest
GOAL FOR SMALL GROUPS Start 12 new Bible Studies during this quarter.
OUTLINE OF EPHESIANS CHAPTER SIT CHAPTER WALK CHAPTER 6 - STAND
EPH 4:1, 17; 5:2 (NASB) “WALK” Ephesians 4:1 (NASB) - UNITY Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, Ephesians 4:17 (NASB) - PURITY So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind, Ephesians 5:2 (NASB) - CHARITY and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.
EPH 5:8, 15 (NASB) “WALK” Ephesians 5:8 (NASB) - BRIGHTLY for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light Ephesians 5:15 (NASB) - WISELY Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise,
WISE LIVING EPH 5:15-21
1 KINGS 3:5 At Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon during the night in a dream, and God said, "Ask for whatever you want me to give you."
DESIRE WISDOM FROM GOD EPH 5:15- 16
EPH 5:15 Be very careful, then, how you live-- not as unwise but as wise,
JAM 3:15 Such "wisdom" does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, of the devil.
PRAYER FOR INDIFFERENCE In the context of spiritual discernment, indifference is a positive term signifying that “I am indifferent to anything but God’s will.”... We ask God to bring us to a place where we want “God’s will, nothing more, nothing less, nothing else” so that we can pray the prayer of indifference—“Not my will by thine be done.” (p. 63)
JAM 1:7-8 That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.
EPH 5:16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
MEMBERSHIP CLASS Part 1 - Sunday, April 27 – 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Part 2 - Sunday, May 4 – 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
DISCERN THE WILL OF THE LORD EPH 5:17
Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.
DEPEND ON THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT EPH 5:18- 21
EPH 5:18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
EPH 5:19 Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord,
EPH 5:20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
EPH 5:21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
WISE LIVING DESIRE THE WISDOM OF GOD DISCERN THE WILL OF THE LORD DEPEND ON THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
WISE LIVING I WILL WALK WISELY BY FOLLOWING THE WILL OF THE LORD WHILE EMPOWERED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT