PUT OFF PUT ONApril 25, 2021 / Dave Dawson / Bethel Church, WA
out of the new person not the old person.
1 Timothy 5:6
off the old things and put on the new things.
2 Corinthians 4:1
Replace vices with .
Replace falsehood with .
Replace anger with .
Replace stealing with .
Replace corrupting-talk with .
Replace Spirit-grieving with .
Replace hate with .
SMALL GROUP NOTES
1. Read Ephesians 4:17-19. Before receiving Christ, how was your thinking futile and your understanding darkened? Thank the Lord for delivering you!
2. Take a look at vv. 20-24. In these verses, Paul contrasts how we ought to live with an unsaved person’s way of life described in vv. 17-19. A. What are we to do with the old life? What is the effect of not following this admonition? B. What actions must we take to carry out Paul’s command in vv. 23-24?
3. In vv. 25-28, Paul addresses lying, anger, and stealing. In which of
these have you experienced victory in Christ?
4. Read v. 29. What’s an example of “unwholesome” NIV or “corrupt” ESV talk? How can we instead benefit our listeners?
5. Read vv. 30-31. A. How can we grieve the Holy Spirit? B. How is this especially true in the context of the Church body?
6. In v 32, Paul describes how we should treat one another. Share a time when someone in the church treated you with kindness. What did it mean to you?
7. A. Why is it important to forgive others? B. Why do you think we sometimes find it so difficult to do? C. Is there someone you need to forgive?
In reflecting on this week’s message and the course of the discussion, what old ways do you need to set aside? What are some redeeming things that you need to put on? What actions must be taken to accomplish this?