NextLevel Online: Ephesians

Session 8: Participating in Transformation (4:17-5:20)

What should we do for God’s vision for his people to happen?



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Classroom Instructions

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Opening Thoughts

  • The question is not if we will change. The question is…

  • God’s vision for his people only happens if we…

Three Guiding Ideas (4:17-24)

  • Individual-in-community

  • Old-versus-new

  • Mind-and-body

What to do? Identify and replace bad habits (4:25ff)

  • ______ your mind
  • ______ your body
  • ______ the process

Questions for Reflection and Discussion

  • If someone came to you and asked for wisdom on growing spiritually, what would you tell them?

  • Eugene Peterson once described spiritual growth as “a long obedience in the same direction”? How does that relate to what we see here in this text? What difference does this make for how you follow Jesus today?

  • Read through Ephesians 4:25-5:21 and make a list of three things: old habits to reject; new habits to replace them with; reasons why we should do this. Then think or talk (prayerfully) through what you should do next.

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.