Community Group Questions 6.19.22
Sermon // “Latte Stones of Culture” Ephesians 6:4
- Discuss the group’s response to various ways you see culture shaping men and fathers today.
a. Who does Paul say in Ephesians 6:4 is responsible for raising up children in the Lord?
b. How does 1 Timothy 5:8 apply?
c. What about 1 Timothy 3:4?
d. Considering all these verses, what is the target a father is aiming for and how can a child become exasperated?
- Read Genesis 3:9-12 and discuss Adam’s responsibility and reaction.
a. What was Adam’s consequence (3:14, also Romans 5:12 & 18)
b. What was Eve’s consequence (3:16)
c. How does the use of the word “desire” in Gen. 4:7 help you understand the same word “desire” in Genesis 3:16? What does if mean for Eve and wives?
- How can a husband and a wife work together to fulfill Ephesians 6:4?
a. What does Genesis 2:18 tell us and how do you think it fits with the charge to fathers in Eph. 6:4?
b. The instruction for wives in Ephesians 5:22 means to yield when there is disagreement – how is that helpful to know, and how is this verse sometimes misunderstood?
c. What two things in Ephesians 6:4 need to be balanced?
d. Can your group think of good examples of teamwork in parenting, even when sometimes there is yielding?