Prisoner For Christ

Apr 15, 2018 by: Eric Baker | Series: In Christ Alone: The Life and Church Christ Builds Scripture: Ephesians 3:1–3:6


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1. Read Ephesians 3:1-6. If possible, listen to the sermon again.

2. Looking back over your notes from this weeks sermon what was the most important truth from God's Word? Was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged you, or confused you? Any questions?

3. As your elders, we constantly want everyone at Mission to draw closer to Jesus. One way to do this is to help you look for, identify, and remove blind spots.
In that, we encourage you all to think about things that may bind you that shouldn’t i.e. anything but Jesus. Then each day this week pray that God would reveal to you via the Holy Spirit what those things are.

From there we want to encourage you to confess what the Spirit has revealed to you. This does not have to be in front of the whole church or MC but someone in the church. We believe that every person in the church should have someone who knows them and knows them well, for better or worse. This allows us to truly be the body that willingly walks with you as you battle sin in your life.

Pray. Confess. Repent.

4. We are all slaves to something, in bondage.

Ephesians 6:6, Colossians 3:24, and 1 Peter 2:16 all call us bondservants of Christ.

Why is that so far down the list when we think of our identity in Christ? How can we begin seeing that as more of a primary identity and how will that then effect our daily living?

5. Read Romans 8:17-18, 2 Timothy 2:3, Philippians 3:10.

Now reconcile those passages with Matthew 11:28-30.

6. Think of some situations from your life that were difficult.

In thinking about these situations, look for evidences of God’s grace. Share your stories with the group.

7. Philippians 3:7-8—But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count it all as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ.

Yes or no questions are usually bad. But in this case I want us all to read these words and ask ourselves plainly: Can I truly say these words?

Pray that we all can. Pray that we all will.