Ephesians 4:11-16

Title: Contributing to The Family

Text: Ephesians 4:11-16


I. Covenanting with the Family

II. Contributing to the Family

III. Cultivating Maturity in the Family

Personal Reflection & Small Group Questions

Please complete this study on your own, then bring it to your small group for discussion.

  1. What is the difference between the gifts God gives to the church? Compare Ephesians 4:11; 1 Corinthians 12:7-11 and Romans 12:6, 7.
  2. What is the end goal for the believers in the church?
  3. What does “building up” mean? What does one really seek when he seeks to “build up”? Read Romans 15:2; 14:19p; Ephesians 4:29; 2:20-22.
  4. Why would an immature believer be tossed here and there by every wind of doctrine?
  5. How does one keep from being a babe tossed around by every new breeze of doctrine that blows?
  6. How does speaking the truth in love (4:15) advance the growth of the body toward Christ? Also see Galatians 6:1; Ephesians 4:29.
  7. How is God calling you to contribute to the spiritual maturity of the church family?
  8. Write your answer: _______________________