21 Day Challenge: Day 5

forest_lakes_conference_devotional_tool_2016

Day 5: Ephesians 2:1-10

21 Day Challenge Guide

Instructions:

  1. Take a piece of paper and a pencil.
  2. Turn the paper horizontally and draw a line down the middle.
  3. On the left side, write the Scripture passage out word-for-word.
  4. On the right side, write out the questions (see below) and your responses to the questions.

Today’s Scripture

Ephesians 2:1-10

1As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. 3All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. 4But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9not by works, so that no one can boast. 10For we are Godʼs handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Questions

  • Who is God?
    • What does this passage tell us about God’s character and nature? What is God like?
  • What is God – the Father, Son, or Holy Spirit- doing?
    • Note what God is doing in this text.
  • Who am I or Who are we?
    • Who or what are we apart from God? Who or what are we because of what God has done for us?
  • How will I live?
    • Note how you will live in light of what you have read.
      • Be specific!
      • Finish this sentence, “Because of this truth, I will…”
    • Ask God to reveal
      • Things you need to add to your life
      • Things you need to take away from your life
      • Things you need to change in your life

Share it!

  • Share what you have learned with a believing friend
    • Ask them to hold you accountable to your “How will I live” response.
  • Share what you have read with a non-believing friend
    • Tell a friend what God has taught you through this challenge.
    • If your friend is interested, this can be a bridge for more spiritual conversations.
    • If your friend is not interested, that’s ok!

forest_lakes_conference_devotional_tool_2016-2

Advertisements

Post your question or insights

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s