The law demands perfect righteousness and condemns our every attempt to achieve it.
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR SHEPHERD GROUPS
- What was one thing you found particularly interesting, insightful, helpful, or difficult to understand from this Sunday?
- In what ways is the human heart blind? Blind to what? Why does this matter?
- Read and discuss Genesis 12:1-3, Romans 3:9-20, 4:1-16, Galatians 3:5-14. What do these verses tell you about you? What do they tell you about God? What themes run through these verses?
- How is Abraham the measure of how good we have to be to enter the kingdom of God?
- Why is the “default mode” of the human heart to earn our way back to God? In what ways do you struggle to earn or pay back God’s free gift of salvation by faith in Jesus Christ?
- Discuss this statement: The law demands perfect righteousness and condemns our every attempt to achieve it. How would you compare and contrast law with grace and faith? What is the role of each in salvation?
- How can regularly preaching the gospel to yourself bring peace to everyday life? Have you experienced this?
- Spend some time in prayer about the things you’ve read and discussed. Spend time thanking God that He has done for us in Jesus what we could never do for ourselves.