A series focusing on Value


  • What is the best medicine for you when you get down in the dumps?

Going deeper

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

Read Ephesians 1:3-14

  • Skimming through this passage, what would you say is Paul’s tone?
  • In your own words, how would you describe the “blessings in Christ” mentioned in verses 3-9?
    • How do they relate to praising God?
  • List the activities and descriptive words relating to the work of the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.
    • What does this show you about God?
    • About his relationship with us?
    • His goals for us?
  • How does his initiative in choosing us, relate to our believing?
    • How do you know if you are “chosen,” “adopted,” or “predestined?”
  • What phrases from this section could you use to define your purpose as a Christian?


  • From this passage, what motivates you to praise God the most? Why?
  • What are some of the greatest benefits of God’s grace to you?
  • How does the reality of His grace make a difference in how you see yourself?
  • What part of God’s plan most confuses you?
    • Most encourages you?


  • What would you need to change in your lifestyle to live for the praise of his glory this week?
    • How can your group hold you accountable?
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