Everyone Submits

Bible Passage: Ephesians 5:21 - 6:9

Review it:

Stuff Phil said:

“If Jesus changes our life, then how does it change being a spouse, a parent, a boss, or a employee?”

“The standard of behavior that Paul is addressing, includes: obey with respect and fear, serve wholeheartedly, and win their favor.”

“Submit means: placing the needs of others ahead of your own and use your position and authority to help and benefit others.”

“We submit to others, not because of who they are or because they deserve it, but we do it out of love and reverence for Jesus.”

“The questions you should be asking: How can I help?”

“What relationship in your life most needs you to apply this verse and principle? Ephesians 5:21”

Open it:

People might be surprised to find out that I ___________ ?

Phil mentioned the honeymoon period, when we start over and think things are going to be different, but later settle back into old habits. Describe a time when you have experienced this dynamic.

Explore it:

How should followers of Jesus relate to one another? (5:21)

How would you rephrase or state Ephesians 5:21 in your own words?

How would you describe what it means to submit to another person?

Get it:

If Jesus changes our life, then how does it apply to being a spouse, a parent, a boss, or an employee? Pick a role in your life and describe how it should be changed as a Christian.

When do you find it most difficult to submit to another?

How might the idea of submitting out of love and reverence for Jesus change your thoughts about submitting to another?

Apply it:

What relationship in your life most needs you to live this principle and verse? What would it look like to love them well?

What is something you could do this week to submit to others in your life?

Jason McBride

Southeast Christian Church, 9650 Jordan Road, Parker, CO, 80134, United States