Home Church 9/20/2020

Ephesians 2:11-22

In Ephesians 2:11-22, Paul talks about how Jesus has broken down the dividing wall of hostility between us and God as well as between Jews and gentiles (non jews). As a result of the cross we are to be a new multi-ethnic community (church) characterized by peace and reconciled to God and to each other.

Discuss the Word

  1. Have a few people share about a time they found themselves in an uncomfortable situation. What made it uncomfortable? How did they feel? 
  2. What does this passage tell you about God or Christ? Explain 
  3. What does this passage tell you about yourself? Explain 
  4. Does the text tell us to follow or avoid, commands to obey or do, and promises to claim? Explain your answer.
  5. Based on the text, what does God want me to understand/think? 
  6. Based on the text, what does God want me to do?

During the Week 

In order for the Word of God to really take hold in our life we need to read it and listen to it consistently over time. If we want it to move the 18 inches from our head to our heart, we have to slow down and really meditate on it and put it into practice. Below you will find a different question for each day of the week. Slowly reread the passage each day and then answer the corresponding question and complete the action step. 

Read Ephesians 2:11-22 each day before answering the questions 

Monday – Make a list of everything the passage tells you about God or Christ.

Tuesday – Make a list of everything the passage tells you about yourself (anything it puts a finger on in you).

Wednesday – Make a list of each example to follow or avoid, commands to obey or do, and promises to claim.

Thursday – If I really believed this, how would I be different?

Friday – Share what you have learned this week with a mentor, spouse, home church host, or a pastor.

Memory verse – Ephesians 2:13-14 “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14 For himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility”

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KidsCo. Home Church Resources 

Greetings SBC Parents! Our mission is to partner with parents to train up the next generation to Love God and Love People. Below you will find engaging, Christ-centered resources for you to do church with your preschool and elementary-aged kids.

We recommend first watching the teaching video with your kids. Be sure to sit with them, sing with them and participate in the discussion questions that you will find at the end of the video. In the Parent Guide you will find hands-on activities to help them gain a deeper understanding of the lesson.

Preschool Video

Preschool Parent Guide

Elementary Video

Elementary Parent Guide

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Get Connected

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Ways to Give

Giving of our finances is a response of worship to God who created us, saved us, and is continually at work in the lives of each of His children to reflect more and more of the character of Jesus Christ. Giving is an opportunity to respond to the gospel of Christ in a way that we can find our hearts freed to reflect the generous heart of God.  

2 Corinthians 9:7-8 “Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.”