Bible Study Questions
There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all (Ephesians 4:4-6, NASB).
There is one body and one Spirit--just as you were called to one hope when you were called-- one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all (Ephesians 4:4-6, NIV).
- Paul in Ephesians 4:4-6 states the reason that God’s people ought to act as one people. If someone asked you as to why God’s people ought to be unified, what would you say?
- How many times does Paul state the word ‘one’ in Ephesians 4:4-6? List them down. What is significant about this number?
- Has Paul mentioned this body concept before in Ephesians? If so, where? What does it refer to?
- Describe the Holy Spirit. What verse in chapter 1 does it say that the Holy Spirit lives in each Christian? Read it aloud.
- ‘Calling’ is strong concept that Paul spoke about a lot at the beginning of the letter. Glance through Ephesians 1:1-4. Who is called? Why so? What are they called to?
- Do you think of yourself as only having one Lord? What does it mean? What does it mean practically?
- Describe the uniqueness of our ‘one faith’ from Ephesians 2:1-10.
- Do you think ‘one baptism’ refers to water baptism? Why or why not?
- Verse 6 speaks about ‘one God and Father of all.’ What does this mean?
- What would you say to someone who said that it is okay to have different religions just so we worship the same God?
- In Ephesians 4:6, Paul defines God’s involvement in the world. List the different phrases that are said about God in this verse.
- What does it mean that God is over all?
- What does it mean that God is through all?
- What does it mean that God is in all?
- In what ways did Paul back up his point that we should all live peaceably with one another?
- What do you do if you and your spouse disagree about something?
- What do you do when your elder and yourself disagree?
- How can we use these verses to help guide our responses?
- Where does all the divisions come from in the body of Christ? Should we just tolerate them? What can be done?
- Name one thing you can do to bring about more harmony in Christ’s body.
- Secularism claims that God is not at all involved in the operations of this world. Respond to this statement using Ephesians 4:6.
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