Pastor Heather Castle
March 29, 2020
A misconception of “darkness” is that it creates a safe space to stay hidden. In reality, when we walk in darkness we are prisoners to what we can’t see. In what ways have you seen this to be true in the world around you? In your own life?
In Ephesians 5:8-14, Paul calls us out of the darkness and into the freedom of the light. Read Eph. 5:13 and discuss how you have seen the reality of this verse transform your own life.
How does the illustration of loving parents setting parameters for their children (which leads to true freedom) influence your understanding of Paul’s exhortations and other Biblical commandments?
As you read Paul’s guidance for navigating our freedom in Christ (Eph. 5:15-18) what stands out to you or resonates with you? How do these encouragements help you as you walk in the light?
What has been your understanding of the word “submit”? In your opinion, does the word carry good or bad connotations in our culture and why do you think that is?
What might it look like to submit to each other in your family? In our church?
Where is Jesus transforming your identity, habits, household, and relationships as he fills and influences your life?