Hope from the Revealed Mystery
Passage: Ephesians 1:9–1:10
What are some of the effects of sin that you see present in the world? What are people doing to counteract those problems? Can problems like racism, crime, bigotry, greed, lust, etc. ever be fully solved by human effort? Why or why not?
What is general revelation and why is it not enough to give humanity real hope?
In what way does the fact that God has chosen to intentionally communicate with his creation through special revelation give us reason to hope?
What does Paul mean when he writes that Gods plan is “to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth” in Ephesians 1:10? Does that mean all human beings will be saved regardless of what they believe?
In what way does knowing God’s ultimate plan “to unite all things in him” give Christians living in a disintegrating world hope?