Chosen by the Father

Ephesians 1:3-6    Sermon Resources  |  23 January 2022


Sermon Summary

Pastor Billy continues our new sermon series in Ephesians, coming this week to Ephesians 1:3-6 where he will explore the doctrine of predestination. Specifically, we will consider 4 things a right understanding of this doctrine should produce in us.


Discussion Questions

  1. If you are working on memorizing some part of Ephesians, share that with the group now.
  2. Paul tells us we have been blessed by the Father with “every spiritual blessing.” Looking at the larger passage (1:3-14), what are those blessings? Which one is most significant to you? How so?
  3. Read verses 3-6 one more time:
    • What can we conclude about God from this passage?
    • What can we conclude about ourselves?
    • What can we conclude about the role of grace in our lives?
  4. Why do you think the doctrine of election is so challenging to accept? In what ways have you wrestled with it personally?
  5. What false idols might verses 3 to 6 confront?
  6. In the sermon, Pastor Billy outlined 4 things a right understanding the doctrine of election should produce in us:
    • humility
    • holiness
    • courage
    • worship

Spend some time discussing each response. What is the connection with election? Which of these things would you most like to see developed in your life?

  1. What might begin to happen in a church if these things (humility, holiness, courage, worship) really took root in the hearts of believers there?
  2. What is one thing you will do as a result of studying this passage?


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