Death, Domination, & Doom

Ephesians 2:1-7    |   Sermon Resources   |   6 March 2022

Sermon Summary

In the sermon this week Pastor Billy will explore how feeling the weight of our sin can be a means of grace from God that leads to spiritual growth.


Discussion Questions

  1. What in the sermon this week was most impactful for you?
  2. What is the difference between simply knowing that we are sinners and feeling the weight of our sin? Why do you think it’s important to both know and feel the weight of our sin?
  3. Do you tend to be more blind to your sin or more blind to God’s grace? How so? Why is it important to know both?
  4. How is death (v.1) a fitting description of our “natural” condition before being made alive in Christ?
  5. What does Paul identify in verses 2-3 that sheds further light on our sinful condition?
  6. What in verses 4-7 do you find most encouraging? How so?
  7. Based on this passage why did God choose to make us alive together with Christ? What is the significance of this?
  8. Why is it important to affirm both total depravity (v.1-3) and total deliverance (v.4-7)?
  9. What is one thing you will do as a result of studying this passage?


I Asked the Lord That I Might Grow (John Newton)

I asked the Lord that I might grow
In faith and love and ev’ry grace,
Might more of His salvation know,
And seek more earnestly His face.

‘Twas He who taught me thus to pray,
And He, I trust, has answered prayer,
But it has been in such a way
As almost drove me to despair.

I hoped that in some favored hour
At once He’d answer my request
And, by His love’s constraining pow’r,
Subdue my sins and give me rest.

Instead of this, He made me feel
The hidden evils of my heart
And let the angry pow’rs of hell
Assault my soul in ev’ry part.

Yea, more with His own hand He seemed
Intent to aggravate my woe,
Crossed all the fair designs I schemed,
Humbled my heart and laid me low.

“Lord, why is this,” I trembling cried;
“Wilt Thou pursue Thy worm to death?”
“’Tis in this way,” the Lord replied,
“I answer prayer for grace and faith.”

“These inward trials I employ
From self and pride to set thee free
And break thy schemes of earthly joy
That thou may’st find thy all in Me.”


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