“Table Talk” Discussion Questions—Ephesians 3:14-19
1. Compare Paul’s prayers for the Ephesians in Ephesians 1:15-23 and Ephesians 3:14-21. From these prayers, what are some needs that are evident for the church at Ephesus?
2. How is worship evident in the prayers of Paul? Does Paul pray for the physical/material needs for God’s people or the spiritual needs? How can this be a model for our prayer times and gatherings?
3. Paul is praying that the Ephesian church may know God better (1:17) and to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ (3:18). Why is it crucial for the Christian church to understand the love of God and that God is love (1 John 4:8)? In your relationship with Christ, how often do you question God’s love for you? Why? How does the agape (unconditional/unmerited) love of God conquer rebellion and insecurities?
4. The final part of verse 19 says, “that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” In your own words, explain what this means. Make a list of areas of your life where you lack being filled with the fullness of God – how can others pray for you this week in these specific areas of life?