Ephesians 5:1-20 (from the larger context of 4:17-5:20)
This passage uses many concepts that lend themselves well to illustration. Darkness and light (5:8) – stories of being afraid of the dark, the chaos that happens when the lights go out, etc. Secret (5:12) – the game of Truth or Dare, how secrets tend to get out, Hide & Seek, etc.
How does the idea of “private” fit with the Christian life? Are there things that should be kept private? What might be the value of bringing things out into the light?
Ephesians 5:16 challenges us to “make the most of every opportunity.” What are the opportunities God has placed before you right now in the church? In your family? In your workplace?
Use the guide for either personal devotions or group discussion.
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