Ephesians study

8 – Armor All or Not at All

Break the Ice (5 min) Do a demonstration of how not being protected can be damaging. Materials: 2 oranges, a large glass bowl, and water Instructions: Fill the bowl (large enough that both oranges can be submerged) completely with water. Place both oranges in the …

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7 – Panda Bear or Owl?

Break the Ice (5 min) Are you like the panda bear or the owl? What do you think of a panda bear, typically? What do you think of an owl, typically? If you were going to make a spiritual description of both animals, what would …

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6 – This Little Light of Mine

Break the Ice (5 min) When you look at this image what is your first thought? Can you describe what you are feeling? Is it representative of what is happening today?  If you were going to make a spiritual description of this image, what would …

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5 – Together We Stand – Divided We Fall

Break the Ice (5 min) What do the pictures represent or what is the subject of the pictures? What other examples similar to the first picture can you name? What other examples similar to the second picture can you name?  Are these pictures a representation …

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4 – Genie in a Bottle

Break the Ice (5 min) One day you’re walking downtown and next to the trash barrel on the ground you find a metal container that looks like an Arabic bottle. When you rub it, does it matter that a genie doesn’t appear? What three wishes …

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3 – Earned or Free?

Break the Ice (5 min) Pull out a ten-dollar bill from your wallet. Discuss how it is your money and how you got it. Earned or gift, for example. What would you do with $10? What does it mean for something to be a free …

Ephesians study

2 – Science vs Faith

Break the Ice (5 min) For this week, we are going to have a mock debate. Why are science and faith incompatible? Is the conflict between faith and science a myth? Bring the Word (40 min) All believers are called to have faith and continue …

Ephesians study

1 – Eyeglasses

Break the Ice (5 min) Have everyone share their eyeglasses with everyone. Did you see better or worse? Does everybody have the same magnification? Bring the Word (40 min) If you wear eyeglasses or reading glasses, tell how they help you read or drive. In the first …