Greetings! Below you will find questions which reference the sermon preached this past Sunday at The Park. I encourage you to begin your group with a time of greeting and introductions. You may choose to reorder the questions below or to write your own. Work hard to facilitate discussion and avoid allowing yourself or another member to speak the entire hour. Ultimately we trust you with leading your group.
Martin Luther says of Roman’s, “This letter is truly the most important piece in the New Testament, It is the purest Gospel. It is well worth a Christian’s while not only to memorize it word for word but also to occupy himself with it daily, as though it were the daily bread of the soul.” What’s your relationship to Romans? Do you read it often? Do you memorize it? Why or why not?
- What are some observations you had from this chapter? Were there any new insights you learned about the passage from the sermon?
- What theology was present in this chapter?
- What did you learn about God from reading this chapter?
- Roman’s 12:1 describes God’s plan of Salvation laid out in chapter 11 as His Mercy. What is the proper response to God’s Mercy (verses 1 & 2)?
- Thus far we have been going back and forth throughout the book talking to the Jews then the Gentiles and back to the Jews again. Who is the audience in this chapter? What is the significance to the change?
- Verses 4-8 describe the Body of Christ in the Church. What does this mean for you as an individual? What does it mean for our church? Check out 1 Corinthians 12, Ephesians 4, and Philippians 4 for more clues on the Body of Christ.
- Read verse 12. What does it look like today for you to rejoice in hope, be patient in affliction, and be constant in prayer?
- Verse 15 describes how Christians should meet people where they are. What do we have to offer hurting and broken people of this world?
- Chapter 12 is full of application points. Which one jumps out at you? Is the Holy Spirit convicting you to make any changes?