Steak and Potatoes – a study in Romans: Peace and Hope (week 4)

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Welcome to a New LifeGroup Session!

Before we jump into our study, let’s take a moment to remember that there are THREE things we want to see happen every time our LifeGroups gather:

– Movement towards Each Other
– Movement towards God
– Movement towards our Community

Our questions follow this same format. All of the questions are designed towards movement. We hope you enjoy your time together in your LifeGroup.
**Remember, our goal is to deepen our relationship with Jesus and each other. Use the questions that are help and skip the rest.

CURRENT SERIES: Steak & Potatoes – a study in Romans

This 12 week series will look at the major themes in the book of Romans. This Epistle provides the fullest explanation of the gospel in the New Testament. It pulls no punches while describing man’s condition, the cause and effect of sin, and the transformational power of the gospel.

Last Week: Who do you know in your life that needs to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ? Pray for an opportunity to share with them this week

Two Weeks Ago: How does salvation impact how I see others? How canI apply that this week?

Key Verse:

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.Romans 5:1

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
What is one thing on your bucket list?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
Where is your “happy place”?
If you could live one moment over again in your life what would it be?
What caused you to choose that moment?
What does it mean for you to be disappointed?
What does it mean for you to have regret?
What is the difference?
Read Romans 5:1
What does it mean to have peace with God?
Why is that important?
What does the word “peace” mean to you?
Read Romans 5:2
What do we really “receive” through what Jesus did on the cross?
How does that show up in your life?
Read Romans 5:3-5
How in the world do you rejoice when things go bad?
How does suffering produce endurance?
Why do we need it?
Why is “character” important? (see Galatians 5:22-23; Matthew 5:16)
How do sufferings eventually produce hope? (See Romans 5:11; Hebrews 11:1)
Why do we need it?
How does hope help us when we are going through hard times?
How would you describe your “hope” to someone who is struggling?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Whether you are in a difficult situation or just came through it, how would you articulate your hope? Write a note to yourself for the next time a trial comes your way.

Checking In Each Time We Meet: