PASEO PATHWAY

Helping each other take the next step of obedience to Christ.

WALK THE PATH

Each week on the pathway you will be asked to meet with God on your own through Scripture reading and journaling. This may be a completely new practice for you, so be patient. Picture it like a daily time to sit down and chat with God. He will speak to you through scripture and His Spirit, and you will speak to him through your prayers and response.

At the end of each week you’ll gather with your friends and have meaningful conversations about your time in scripture and what God has impressed upon you. Your group’s leader will have questions to help guide these conversations, but this is not meant to be used like a teacher and a classroom. Remember, this is all about relationships.

The main point is to focus on what God is saying through scripture and how he wants to use that to affect change in your life. In particular, how can what you’ve been reading deepen your love for God and others?

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JOURNAL QUESTIONS

ONE

What does this teach me about God’s will, God’s character, and/or God’s purposes?

TWO

What is the Spirit of God saying to my soul this week?  What is my soul saying  to God this week?

THREE

What do I need to confess and embrace grace for this week?

CURRENT PATHWAY STUDY: EPHESIANS 1-3

Ephesians Overview from The Bible Project

EPHESIANS 1-3 READING PLAN

WEEK 1
  • Day 1 – Acts 19:1-20
  • Day 2 – Acts 19:21-41
  • Day 3 – Ephesians 1:1-6
  • Day 4 – Ephesians 1:7-10
  • Day 5 – Ephesians 1:11-14
  • Day 6 – CATCH UP DAY
  • Day 7 – PRAYER & CONTEMPLATION DAY

Group Discussion Questions: 

  1. Paul addresses this letter to “God’s holy people in Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Jesus.”  Do you feel comfortable referring to yourself as God’s holy person?  Why or why not?  Connect your thoughts with Ephesians 1:4.
  2. Paul says God is the one “who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will” (1:11).  What then should we discern about God from this truth and how does that impact our life?
  3. How do we know we possess the “Holy Spirit who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance?”
WEEK 2
  • Day 8 –Ephesians 1:15-17
  • Day 9 – Ephesians 1:18-23
  • Day 10 – Ephesians 2:1-3
  • Day 11 – Ephesians 2:4-7
  • Day 12 – Ephesians 2:8-10
  • Day 13 – CATCH UP DAY
  • Day 14 – PRAYER & CONTEMPLATION DAY

Group Discussion Questions:

  1. Paul prays in vs. 1:17 that the church would be granted the Spirit of wisdom and revelation.  What does he desire the church to learn from the Spirit’s enlightenment? 
  2. Read vs. 2:4 out loud as a group.  What two astounding truths does this verse teach us about God.  How do these truths impact our life?
  3. Spend time discussing vs. 2:10.  What role do “good works” play in our salvation and life as a Christian?
WEEK 3
  • Day 15 –Ephesians 2:11-13
  • Day 16 – Ephesians 2:14-16
  • Day 17 – Ephesians 2:17-18
  • Day 18 – Ephesians 2:19-20
  • Day 19 – Ephesians 2:21-22
  • Day 20 – CATCH UP DAY
  • Day 21 – PRAYER & CONTEMPLATION DAY

Group Discussion Questions:

  1. Read vs. 2:13 out loud as a group. Using context clues, what does Paul mean when he says you “have been brought near by the blood of Christ?”
  2. What is the “new humanity” Paul talks about in vs. 15?  In what way is our church succeeding and/or failing at living out this “new humanity?”
  3. Read vs. 2:22 out loud as a group.  Note that the “you” is plural and not singular.  Interpret what Paul is saying about the church in this verse.  How are we “being built together to become a dwelling?”  
WEEK 4
    • Day 22 – Ephesians 3:1-6
    • Day 23 – Ephesians 3:7
    • Day 24 – Ephesians 3:8-9
    • Day 25 – Ephesians 3:10-11
    • Day 26 – Ephesians 3:12-13
    • Day 27 – CATCH UP DAY
    • Day 28 – PRAYER & CONTEMPLATION DAY

Group Discussion Questions:

  1. What does Paul mean when he calls himself a “prisoner of Christ Jesus” in vs. 3:1?  Would you call yourself a pioneer of Christ?  Why or why not?
  2. In vs. 3:6, Paul refers to Christians as heirs.  In vs. 1:18 he speaks of the “glorious inheritance” for Christians.  What is Paul referring to and how should that empower or give hope to the Christian life?
  3. Read vs. 3:10 out loud as a group.  What role is the church suppose to play in creation?  How do you think this is to be accomplished?  How are you doing at accomplishing this as part of the church?
WEEK 5
  • Day 29 – Ephesians 3:14-15
  • Day 30 – Ephesians 3:16-17
  • Day 31 – Ephesians 3:17-19
  • Day 32 – Ephesians 3:20-21
  • Day 33 – Ephesians 3:14-21
  • Day 34 – CATCH UP DAY
  • Day 35 – PRAYER & CONTEMPLATION DAY

Group Discussion Questions:

  1. Read 3:14-21 out loud as a group.  Paul says, “I pray that…” twice in this passage.  What are the two things that he prays for?  Rephrase these requests in your own words.  Spend time praying for these two things for each other.
  2. What does vs. 3:30 teach us about God?  How should this truth impact our life?
  3. Why do you think Paul includes “all generations” in vs. 21?  How are you personally invested in seeing Christ glorified in the different generations in our church?  

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EPHESIANS CH. 1-3