Week of September 27

September 27: Ephesians 5

1) Based on the analogy Paul gives, what does it mean to be "filled with the Spirit" (see v. 18)?

2) How is the marital relationship like the relationship between Christ and His Church (v. 25-32)?

  1. Wives are to submit to their husbands like the church to the Lord
  2. Husbands are to love their wives like Christ loved the church and gave himself sacrificially for her
  3. Both of the above
  4. Neither of the above

September 28: Ephesians 6

1) What special parenting instructions are specifically given to fathers (see v. 4)?

2) What does the armor of God allow us to do (see v. 11-14)?

  1. Take our stand against the devil's schemes
  2. When the day of evil comes, we may be able to stand our ground, and after having done everything, to stand
  3. Stand firm
  4. All of the above

September 29: Philippians 1

1) After reading this first chapter, what is the overall tone?

  1. Fretful
  2. Joyful
  3. Mournful
  4. None of the above

2) According to Paul, to live is Christ, but to die is what (see v. 21)?

September 30: Philippians 2

1) What does it mean to have the mind or attitude of Christ (see v. 5-11)?

2) How did Paul describe his "brother," Epaphroditus, who risked his life for the gospel (see v. 25-30)?

  1. Fellow worker
  2. Fellow soldier
  3. Messenger
  4. Minister to my need
  5. All of the above

October 1: Philippians 3

1) After Paul takes us on a journey through his "trophy case" of personal attributes and accomplishments, compared to his relationship with Christ, what did he call it all (see v. 1-8)?

2) What is the goal we should press toward that Paul sums up as the "upward call of God in Christ Jesus" (see v. 10-14)?

  1. To know Jesus
  2. To experience the power of His resurrection
  3. To become more like Jesus, even to the point of suffering and death
  4. All of the above

October 2: Philippians 4

1) Instead of being anxious, what does Paul tell us to do and what is the result (see v. 6-7)?

2) What did Paul tell us he could do through Christ in His strength (see v. 13)?

  1. Nothing
  2. Some things
  3. All things
  4. None of the above

October 3: Discussion Questions

1) What passage uniquely spoke to you this week?

2) What insights did you gain about God?

3) What application might this have to what is happening in the world today?

4) How would God have you apply this truth to your life?