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Day 9: Ephesians 3:7-13

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 3:7-13

7I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of Godʼs grace given me through the working of his power. 8Although I am less than the least of all the Lordʼs people, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the boundless riches of Christ, 9and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things. 10His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, 11according to his eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. 12In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence. 13I ask you, therefore, not to be discouraged because of my sufferings for you, which are your glory.

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!

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