Sunday, August 9
Discussion Questions - Romans 12
- What stands out in this passage and the sermon?
- What do professional athletes seem to have in common regarding their preparation?
- Why is this important? How does their preparation effect their ability?
- What comes to mind when Paul says for us to be a ‘living sacrifice?’ Why did he tell us that?
- What do the words ‘conformed’ and ‘transformed’ mean as Paul wrote them? How do you apply them to your life?
- Look at the list of behaviors Paul mentions in verses 3-20. How is a Christian supposed to get better at living this way?
- We might be tempted to choose a few from the list and excuse our behavior by saying we’re not good at them. How would Paul answer that excuse? What advice would he give? (Hint: see verse 1)
- Ultimately why would we want to be a ‘living sacrifice’ for Christ?
- What may need to change in your life because of this passage and sermon?
Sunday, August 2
Discussion Questions – Romans 9-11
- What stood out from the sermon and the Scripture?
- Name some mysteries found in creation that are interesting to you.
- How do those mysteries effect your view of God? Do they make you question Him or put you in awe of Him?
- What do you confidently know about God? What are you less confident about?
- In chapter 9 Paul talks about Pharaoh. What do you understand Paul to say about him?
- What did Paul say about God being unjust toward Pharaoh in chapter 9:14? Why is this important?
- What does Paul say in chapter 10:13? What does this mean? What are the implications of this verse?
- How does this verse effect what Paul said about Pharaoh in chapter 9?
- These verses create a mystery in our understanding of how God operates. How does this mystery of God’s grace effect the way you see God?
- Read chapter 11: 33-36. What did the mystery do for Paul’s view of God?