After watching each recording, we encourage you to answer the questions provided. If you’re listening on your own, these questions are still beneficial to work through. However, we still encourage you to share your responses with someone that could provide you accountability and encouragement.
Remember Your Big Job (12-8-20)
1—What verse or point impacted you the most tonight? Why?
2—What goals should you set for Christmas break (or even beyond), so that you can stay focused on your “big job”?
3—Who has God placed in your life that needs to hear the gospel? What steps could you take to help them hear it?
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Christian Freedom & Christlike Love (12-1-20)
1—Why is it important that we don’t put up stumbling blocks or pitfalls in the paths of other believers, as mentioned in verse 13?
2—In what ways could you do a better job of pursuing that which leads to peace and building up other Christians, as verse 19 states?
3—We discussed the following quote from William Barclay…“Christian freedom means that we are free to do, not what we like, but what Christ likes.” What are your thoughts on that quote? And speaking only for yourself, how are you challenged to grow in your view of the freedom we have in Jesus after tonight?
4—What other thoughts or questions do you have in regard to this teaching?
Concerns Toward Criticism (11-17-20)
1—How have you personally struggled with legalism OR arrogance within your relationship with Jesus? Why are these inappropriate responses as we interact with our brothers and sisters in Christ?
2—How would you describe the difference between criticizing your brothers and sisters in Christ AND rightfully judging sins and areas of concern in their lives?
3—Was there any verses or statements that stood out to you tonight? If so, what? And why?
Personal Responsibility (11-10-20)
1—How is loving others a debt that can never be paid off?
2—How does the world’s view of love differ from the love God offers us and calls us to show others?
3—Being honest, how often do you think of Jesus’ return? What difference could it make in your life if you were more mindful of His return? What can you do to maintain a mindfulness toward His return?
4—How does your outlook on or thoughts toward the government change when you consider its intent was/is to serve the purposes of God?
Pleasing God with Your Life (11-3-20)
1—Apart from God, who is someone you’ve given great effort to please in your life? How did that compliment or compete with your living a life that pleases God?
2—What do you understand the phrase “living sacrifice” to mean? How is that a challenging call to carry out, for you personally?
3—Briefly look back on verses 9-21. What teaching found there is most difficult for you? Why? Any thoughts on steps you can take to make changes?
Get with the Plan (10-27-20)
1—What are some meaningful aspects of your relationship with Jesus that you long for others to know for themselves? Why?
2—Realizing that many in our world today often wrestle with thoughts of needing to earn their salvation, possibly feeling as if they need to do more for God to accept and love them, what could you say to help them see things differently?
3—Realizing that many in our world today often wrestle with thoughts of needing to earn their salvation, possibly feeling as if they need to do more for God to accept and love them, what could you say to help them see things differently?
4—How does the thought of YOU being able to participate in what God is doing personally impact you?
The Choice is Yours (10-20-20)
1—What thoughts come to mind as you consider that as a Christian, you have been adopted as a Child of God? (If you are not yet a Christian, what comes to mind when you consider you have been invited to be adopted as a Child of God?)
2—What thoughts come to mind as you consider that as Christians, we have the Holy Spirit going to God on our behalf when we don’t know the right words to say?
3—What thoughts come to mind when you consider that God is able to work out everything in our lives for good, if we love Him and are participating in His purposes for our lives?
4—Was there a particular verse that stood out to you? If so, why?
Victory Over Sin (10-13-20)
1—What is your response to the following? “Anytime we give into temptation we have absolutely been fooled. Fooled into thinking that whatever we give into will satisfy us. Fooled into thinking that our justification for the sin will hold up before God. Fooled into thinking that there won’t be a consequence, whether sooner or later.”
2—How has your outlook on sin and temptation been challenged or changed based on things you’ve heard tonight?
3—How have you used scripture to help you battle against temptations in your own life?
4—What other things have helped you in your struggle with temptations? What advice might you offer to those who feel as if they can’t overcome the temptations in their own lives?
Old vs. New (10-6-20)
1—If you were talking to someone who is not a Christian, what might you say to help them understand the benefit or importance of being free from the power and reign of sin?
2—For you personally, what is one thing that most often gets in the way of your full commitment to God? What steps can you take to helping that change?
3—What verse or statement stood out to you the most? Why?
4 Benefits of Salvation (9-22-20)
1—Looking back at Romans 5:3-5, how different is your outlook toward the difficulty you’ve faced in your own life? How can these verse help you to view things differently?
2—Can you think of at least one example of God’s love that He pours into your life each day?
3—What does God’s gift of eternal life through Jesus mean to you?
4—Realizing each of the benefits mentioned tonight are great, which one stands out to you as being particularly impactful? Why?
Faith Alone (9-15-20)
1—The concept of faith can often seem abstract, and a little hard to explain or comprehend. So, how would you DEFINE faith? And what illustrations or explanations have you heard that have helped you or others better UNDERSTAND what faith is?
2—The Jews struggled with the idea of faith alone being what provided right standing with God. Because of that they put too much emphasis on their heritage, the law, and religious ceremonies to help them feel as if they could earn it. How are we similar? What ways do people (Christians or non-Christians) try to earn God’s favor instead of trusting in faith alone?
3—What next step do you need to take in regard to what you’ve heard tonight? (Sift through your own questions or hesitancies toward faith in Jesus? Accept Jesus as Savior? Take specific steps to grow in your faith? Be willing to share my faith with others? Or something else?)
A Lot to be Thankful For (9-8-20)
1—Being completely honest, how much gratitude do you tend to have toward what God has offered us through Jesus? How do you think that impacts your relationship with Jesus on a daily basis? What might help you to improve in this area?
2—Of the three points that we discussed tonight, which one stood out the most to you? Why?
A Message to Tell (9-1-20)
1—Looking back at the verses we read tonight, were there any particular verses that stood out to you the most? If so, why?
2—Being honest, do you feel an urgency to share the good news of Christ with others? Why or Why not?
1—What is one thing that stood out the most for you from tonight’s teaching? Why?
2—What distractions or tendencies could make the difference between you living to please Jesus or you living to please yourself this semester?