Weekly Bulletin

Jan. 24

Ephesians 6:5-9

Jesus came as the perfect Suffering Servant.

Discussion Questions

  • Does the understanding of the first century socio-economic system help you relate to this passage more effectively? Why or why not?
  • Those who have less power are commanded to work with Christ being their ‘functional’ boss. 
    • How would this understanding change the way you work?
    • How would this change the culture of an office?
  • How does the hope of a future reward for faithful work help a less-powerful worker serve well in the workplace?
  • How does one who has more power need to lead according to these verses?
  • If both masters and slaves were accountable to God, how would this reality effect both masters and slaves? 
  • Remember that Paul has already leveled humanity at the foot of the cross. 
    • If the gospel was brought into the workplace more consistently, how would this deal with the injustices that infect every socio-economic system?