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Discussion Questions for Romans 7:1-6

On Sunday we looked at how the gospel fundamentally changes the nature, power for, and motivation of our obedience to Christ as we now bear fruit for him. Since believers have been set free from sin (Romans 6) and set free from the law of Moses (Romans 7), we are now free to obey Jesus […]

Discussion Questions for Romans 6:12-23

On Sunday we were invited to use our imaginations to follow Paul’s argument in Romans 6. Paul makes it clear that there is no middle ground; either we present ourselves to Christ or we present ourselves to sin. However, as believers, we have been set free from sin to serve God. It’s at this point […]

Discussion Questions for week of January 5

Eric reflected on the first 5 chapters of Romans and opened 2020 by asking us to reflect on this question: At the end of 2029, where do you want to be in your relationship with God? He expressed his hope that as a church we would only go deeper and deeper in our knowledge and […]

Discussion Questions for the week of December 15

On Sunday, Eric gave us a tour of one of the names of Jesus Christ to show us that Christmas proves God is fiercely committed to dwell with his people. The name “Emmanuel,” which means “God with us,” gives us the opportunity to wrestle with our own perception of God’s fierce desire. In the gospel […]

Discussion Questions for the Week of December 8

On Sunday, we began to focus on the coming of Christ, also known as the incarnation. According to the prophecy of Genesis 3:15, we see that the coming of Christ means the defeat of our adversary by the victorious Son. We considered the character and work of our adversary as well as the eager anticipation […]

Discussion Questions for Romans 6:1-14

On Sunday, Eric asked us the question, “Who do you think you are?” He asked this in response to Paul’s argument in Romans 6:1-14. Paul argues that Jesus died and has been raised, defeating both sin and death. To be a Christian is to be united to Christ in such a way that we reckon […]

Discussion Questions for Romans 5:1-11

During our annual mission emphasis on Sunday we looked at Romans 5:1-11 where Paul highlights the benefits that come along with justification by faith in the work of Christ. He also demonstrates our response to those amazing benefits by pointing to the confidence and joy we find in what God has given us. This confidence […]

Discussion Questions for Romans 3:21-31

On Sunday, Eric gave us a tour of “the most important paragraph in the Bible.” He called this paragraph by that name because this is the seminal paragraph in the Bible regarding how God freely justifies sinners. He clarified that in justification, God is not calling bad people good, but confirming that they are sinners […]

Discussion Questions for Romans 3:1-20

On Sunday, Eric looked at the first twenty verses of Romans 3, and addressed original sin. We’ve all inherited the sin of Adam and experience total depravity. This does not mean that we are as bad as we could be (i.e. utter depravity), but that all of us are affected by sin in every aspect […]

Discussion Questions for Romans 2

On Sunday, we moved into the second chapter of Romans where Paul makes it explicit that God shows no partiality, but judges all sin in every human. Because of this, Eric pointed out that no matter how morally clean you think you are, no one is safe from the wrath of God outside of Christ. […]