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UNresentful Forgiveness

1 Corinthians 13:1-5; Ephesians 4:32, 5:21

  1. Why does Paul place “irritable” and “resentful” together in 1 Corinthians 13:5?
  2. Who is the model for forgiveness that we see in Ephesians 4:32?
  3. What is the key to unlocking “unresentful forgiveness”? (Ephesians 5:21)
  4. What is “reverence for Christ”? (Ephesians 5:21)
  5. Why should we live lives characterized by obedience?
  6. What does the word translated as “submit” in Ephesians 5:21 mean in the original language?
  7. What was new about Paul’s call to submission in Ephesians 5 and 6?
  8. What might it look like for your relationships to be a “competition of submission”?
  9. What ISN’T “selfless submission”?
  10. How is Jesus the ultimate example of selfless submission?
  11. What does it mean to “count others more significant than ourselves”? (Philippians 2:3)
  12. Do you recognize how inconsiderate we often are in our interactions with each other? (Philippians 2:4) What should be done about it?
  13. How do expectations affect our relationships in profound ways?
  14. What do expectations become when we insist on our own way?
  15. How can you kick the bucket of stubbornness to take the first step toward forgiveness this week?

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