• When you are feeling low, what do you do to pick yourself up?
  • Take 15 minutes to share about what God is doing in your life, share prayer requests and pray together.


Main idea: 

Your life is essential in God’s plan, but not in the way you think.


Going deeper:

  • In light of this week’s sermon, what is new information, challenged, or stood out to you?


Read aloud Ephesians 1:3-14

  • What is Paul’s tone in this passage?
  • In your words, describe the “blessings in Christ” (v.3-9)
  • List the activities and descriptions relating to the work of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit
    • What does this show you about God?
    • About His relationship with and goals for us?
  • How does His initiative in choosing us (v.4) relate to our believing (v.13)?
  • How do you know you have been “chosen” by God?
  • Using these verses, how do define your purpose as a Christian?



  • What motivates you to praise God and why?
  • What are the benefits of God’s grace to you?
  • What part of God’s plan most confuses you?
    • Most encourages you?
  • How does His grace make a difference in how you see yourself?
  • What do you need to change in your lifestyle to live for the praise of His glory this week?
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