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February 12, 2023

Ephesians 1:2

  1. Read Habakkuk 3:17-19
  1. What is God’s grace? What is the difference between God’s common grace and God’s special grace?
  1. How do we know that Paul was referring to special grace in verse 2?
  1. Why did Paul use the phrase “grace to you” in his greeting to the saints at Ephesus?
  1. Grace is the ______________________ summed up in one word!
  1. What is peace?
  1. When Paul declared that Jesus is Lord, he was telling his audience that Jesus is ________________________ from and ____________  _____________ to all false gods.
  1. Read John 1:1-3. What does it mean that Jesus is self-existent? How does this Scriptural truth separate Christianity from other belief systems? 
  1. Only Christ has the right to set the standards for human conduct.Why?  Matthew 28:18, Colossians 2:8-10
  1. Why does the world reject Christ’s authority over all things? What are some standards of human conduct that the world has made to replace Christ’s righteous standards for human conduct?
  1. How does Jesus sustain or uphold all things? Colossians 1:17, Hebrews 1:3
  1. What does it mean that Jesus power is absolute and why is it good news for His followers?
  1. Have each member of your community group share one way that Jesus is radically distinct from and infinitely superior to all other alleged supreme beings.
  1. Homework: After you create a list by yourself or with your spouse or with your family of the many ways that Christ is radically distinct from and infinitely superior to all false gods. Text your list to others in your community group.