As students return to school, we are immediately immersed in the culture of learning. Children do homework, teachers prepare lessons, and parents attend a whole new slate of events. As God’s children, we are also called to school, to learn what it means to live within His family.
Week 1: Learning Peace (Ephesians 2:1-22)
Everyone wants peace, but few know how to achieve it. God, however, reveals the secrets of peace through His Son, Jesus. He then calls all His children to learn this peace and to build upon it in a divided world.
Week 2: Learning Encouragement (Ephesians 4:1-13)
Our culture often paints unrealistic images of success or beauty, and we are quickly judged when we fall short of these ideals. Under this pressure, many people, especially young people, remain discouraged and depressed. God calls His children to fight this cultural epidemic, becoming experts in the ministry of encouragement.
Week 3: Learning Respect (Ephesians 5:21-6:9)
In a frequently divided culture, our respect for one another can quickly disappear. God provides a new definition of respect, revealed in Jesus, who both rules over all and serves all. God therefore calls His children to learn His version of respect, bringing dignity to both leaders and servants.