Week 14 - Romans Series
Sermon-based Growth Group Questions
What was “the takeaway” (the most important point) from Sunday’s sermon and/or the sermon text, in your opinion?
What insight from Sunday’s sermon did you find most helpful, or eye-opening, or troubling (pick any or all of the above)?
Read Romans 5:1-11
- When have you seen someone suffer well? Meaning, someone who has endured suffering in a way that honors God? Why do you think they were able to endure in such a way?
- What is the worst suffering you’ve experienced? What has God taught you through it?
- In your own words, what does it mean to be “justified by faith?”
- What benefits are ours as a result of being justified by faith? (vs. 1-5)
- How are suffering, hope and God’s love interrelated?
- What words in verses 6, 8 and 10 describe what we once were in God’s eyes? How does the death of Christ change this relationship?
- As you read verses 9-11, what tone of voice do you hear Paul using? Why?
- Compare verse 9 with 3:25 and Leviticus 16:3-16: How does this Old Testament ritual illustrate what Christ did on the cross for believers?
- What three words best describe your life before you were a Christian? How about now? Why the change?
Prayer: Take time to pray together as a group.