Words Matter: Ephesians 5:3-6
Passage: Ephesians 5:3–5:6
SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION
- You have heard it said: "Actions speak louder than words." Is this biblically true? Read Ephesians 5:3-6. What is sinful speech an indication of?
- In Ephesians 5:3, we are commanded to not talk casually about sexual immorality and sin. Does this mean we should not talk about sexuality at all? Why is talking about biblical sexuality a good thing? What is biblical sexuality?
- In Ephesians 5:4, we are commanded to not talk or joke foolishly or dirty, but to be thankful. Why do you think thankfulness is mentioned here? What does thankfulness sound like? Is your speech marked by thankfulness?
- In Ephesians 5:5, we are warned that ignoring these commands is dangerous. Does there seem to be a difference in God's eyes between speaking about sexual immorality and practicing sexual immorality?
- In Ephesians 5:6, we are warned to not be deceived. Who is trying to deceive you? Is it possible we are being deceived by being desensitized to sexual immorality by our culture? What keeps us from being deceived?
- How is repentance an important part of these commands and warnings?