Ephesians 4:14-15 (NIV)
Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.
- Paul suggests that the Ephesian’s should learn to speak the truth in love. What are the dangers involved in “not speaking up” when you have issues?
- What problems does this cause for our relationships?
- When we “speak” we should speak to people and not “about” people. What is the difference between these two approaches?
- How does this difference affect our relationships?
- How should you use prayer before and after speaking something challenging to someone?
- Has someone ever spoke the truth in love to you and then you had to pray about it before you could appreciate what they had to say?
- How does consistent exposure to truth help others to SEE GOD?