New Life- Matt Gollaher

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Based on Ephesians 4:17-25

  1. Have you ever thought about how you see yourself? Have you ever thought about how God sees you? What about those two perspectives differ or match up?

  2. Read Ephesians 1:4-5, 2:8-9, & 6:10-20. Paul is speaking about spiritual identity. How do these truths play out in your daily life?

  3. Read Ephesians 4:17-22. Satan uses doubt to deter and deceive. Think about experiences from the past that were traumatic or brought up doubtful thinking for you. How have these impacted the way you relate to yourself, God, and others?

  4. Read verses 23-25. Why is it important to put on the new self? Share how you do this.

  5. In John 15, Jesus uses the word 'abide' over 10 times. What does it mean to abide with Him? How would abiding with Him impact your thoughts?

  6. Share passages that speak to your heart and help you live out your new self.

  7. Do you believe that there is a purpose in your pain? Share a time you surrendered your pain to the Lord and were shaped by His faithfulness.

  8. Our thoughts become behavior, our behavior becomes habit, our habit becomes character, and our character becomes destiny. Will you choose to recognize your false thinking and ask the Holy Spirit to help you renew your mind with His Truths and purpose for you?

Leon Sandoval