Sermon Discussion Questions

For Sermon Preached on November 10, 2019

  1. Read Ephesians 6:5-9. What is the main point of this passage of Scripture?

  2. Do Scripture passages like this that mention slavery offend you? Why or why not? Was pastor Jeff’s explanation of the historical context helpful for you? Explain.

  3. Pastor Jeff said, “The emphasis of apostolic Christianity is not the transformation of society through civil law, but the transformation of individuals who will influence society.” Do you agree? Do you think that sometimes contemporary evangelicalism has overemphasized the need to transform society through civil law? Explain.

  4. Is it easier for you to submit and obey earthly authorities (government, boss, etc.) outwardly, or from the heart? Why? How can you grow in this area?

  5. Read Philippians 2:7. What do you think it means that Jesus willingly took the form of a slave? How is this relevant to your life?

  6. The reformer Erasmus Sarcerius said, “The way to handle the problems of servitude is to remember that God himself submitted to it, that God is the author of it, that it is his ordinance and that to serve masters is to do the will of God, to serve the Lord rather than people, and that God approves of the service that servants give their masters and will reward it.” Do you agree? If so, how does this apply to your life?

  7. How is God calling you to respond to the message of Ephesians 6:5-9?

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