Steak and Potatoes – a study in Romans: The Battle Inside (week 6)

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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: Is there habitual sin that is weighing you down? Spend some time talking to God this week. Memorize 1 Corinthians 10:13

Two Weeks Ago: 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.

Key Verse:

For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.Romans 7:15

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
What time was your curfew?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
What were some of the chores you had to do as a kid?
Which ones did you like? Hate? Have to repeat until they are done right?
Do you still do chores as an adult? What are they?
How is it different now that you are an adult?
Does it still feel like someone is bossing you around? Why/why not?
What causes us to naturally push back when someone tells us what to do?
Read Romans 7:7-8, 13
Which is true: I’m a sinner because I sin or I sin because I am a sinner?
Are we born with a sin nature? Who taught you how to sin?
Read Romans 7:15
How many of you can relate to this verse?
How do we try to justify sin in our lives?
If we allowed our sin nature to be the “boss” in our lives, how do you think that would turn out? Why?
Read Romans 7:18-19
When it comes to sin, are there grey areas? How do you know?
What does it mean to have the “desire” to do what is right?
How come good intentions aren’t enough?
If I want to do good but keep doing evil, what is my problem?
How do I fix it?
Read Romans 7:22-25
Why is it important that we are aware of the battle that rages within us?
How does Jesus help us win that battle?
Why is that important for is to remember?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Where will the battle rage for you this week? How can Jesus help you win?

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