NextLevel Online: Ephesians

Session 7: Participating in Church (4:1-16)

Why do we need to participate in church?


Classroom Instructions

Materials: Lesson Outline

Opening Thoughts

  • The two halves of Ephesians:

    • Chapters 1-3 –

    • Chapters 4-6 –

Ephesians 4:1-16

  • “Walking worthily of this calling…”

  • Good people make good ______, and good churches make good ______.

    • Good people make good churches –

    • Good churches make good people –

  • How to become good people/churches?

    • United effort –

    • Graced leadership –

    • Shared mission –

    • Sound doctrine –

  • We begin participating in Christ’s saving power at _____.

Questions for Discussion and Reflection

  • When you hear “church,” you think…

  • When have you seen the church at her worst? When have you seen the church at her best?

  • What from this text confirms your view of what the church is for and how she should work? What from this text sharpens or even corrects your view of the church?

  • Are you faithfully fulfilling your part in the life of a local church? Why or why not? If not, are you going to do anything to change this?

  • If you are a church leader, which part of this text most indicts the ministry you lead?

About NextLevel Online

The vision of Ozark Christian College is to glorify God by evangelizing the lost and edifying Christians worldwide. The mission of Ozark Christian College is to train men and women for Christian service as a degree-granting institution of biblical higher education.