Quiz on Ephesians 4
Paul explains our calling
- What are we called by Paul to do? (4:1)
- Yes or No – Is our calling about living a specific way? (4:2-3)
- V.2-3, list one way that your practical living matches your spiritual position.
- What is Paul saying here when he said, “One body, one spirit, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of us all.”
- That we should all recite the Nicene Creed.
- That Paul opposes anyone who thinks and acts like an individual.
- That the Spirit brings unity – us with God and us with each other.
- That Paul owns stock in a company named “One.”
- Yes or No – Is our calling about practicing a specific gift? (4:11)
- What is the goal of living a specific way and practicing our specific gifts? (4:12-13)
- What does Ephesians 2:10 say?
- What would you say is the great work God has created you to do?
- What happens if we do not grow up in our faith and become mature? (4:14)
- V.14 – Would you say that there is a lot of “wavy and windy teaching today??
- According to Paul, “what is the “Old Self?”
- According to Paul, “what is the “New Self?
- According to Paul, “Our Old Self died with Christ at baptism and our New Self was raised with Christ, so that we may live a new life (Romans 6:4;6). If the Old Self “died with Christ” and the “New Self “was raised with Christ, how is it that the Old Self is so active in our minds?
- Can you describe the battle for your mind (4:22-24)
- What does Paul say in Ephesians 3:18-19 To be F _ _ _ _ _ with G _ _ _ L _ _ _
- What does Paul say in Ephesians 1:12? Live for the P _ _ _ _ _ of H _ _ G _ _ _ _
- How? By P_ _ _ _ _ _ off the O _ _ S _ _ _ and P_ _ _ _ _ _ on the N _ _ S _ _ _
- What does Paul say in Ephesians 2:10? We were C _ _ _ _ _ _ to do G _ _ _ W _ _ _ _
On our Covenant according to Ephesians
- The Upward Life: Be filled with the fullness of God – the width, the length, the height, and the depth of God’s love (Eph 3:18-19)
- The Inward Life: Put off the old self and put on the new self (Eph 4:22-24)
- The Outward Life: Live for the praise of his glory (Eph 1:12)
The Pandemic is having a negative effect in the Church
1 – 60% of the Bishops say morale is down among priests and lay leaders.
2 – 50% say that the ability to serve the poor, Catholic Charities is down 50%.
3 – Mass attendance is down 25% to 65%.
4 – Donations are down 30% to 60%.
5 – Schools – 100 have closed; 20% are unlikely to survive.
6 – 31% of churches say they have significantly cut staff.
7 – 5% of the parishes will close by the end of the year.
The coronavirus pandemic is a real and serious tragedy.
Cases & Deaths
6.5 million cases in America. 195 thousand have died.
29 million around the world, 925 thousand have died.
Stress on Health Care Services (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)
Feeling irritation, anger, or denial
Feeling uncertain, nervous, or anxious
Feeling helpless or powerless
Feeling tired, overwhelmed, or burned out
Feeling sad or depressed
Having trouble sleeping
Having trouble concentrating
Loss of jobs – as of April 2020, 30 million (WSJ); 22 million (Market watch)
As of late August 40% recovery
So, what can we do?
The Upward – Be filled with God’s love.
The Inward – Let grace move in your heart – Put on care, love, compassion, joy.
The Outward – Give away what you have received. Be the light of the world.
Comfort and encourage people you know and meet.
Share your resources as best you can.
Send your pastor an encouraging message.
The hand of the Lord is on Sword of the Spirit all over the world.
May we encourage each other on a regular basis to live for the praise of his glory.