Steak and Potatoes – a study in Romans: Submitting to Authority (week10)

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Welcome Back!!!

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 a difficult person in your life? Pray for them this week and ask God to help you see them as He does.

Two Weeks Ago:  Is there someone in your life (you or others) that needs to hear the HOPE of God’s purpose? How can you share that this week?

Key Verse:

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.Romans 13:1

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
What is the fastest speed you have personally driven in a car?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
**Heads up – we may not all agree on politics but we all agree on loving God. Use our words and opinions in that framework.**
What do you love about living in America?
What do you love about living in Kitsap County?
What are the current authorities in your life?
Which one is easy to follow?
Which one is hard to follow?
Read Romans 13:1-2; Romans 8:28
If you could change one thing about politics in our country, what would you change?
What if the person you voted for didn’t get elected?
What does it mean to be “subject” to the governing authorities?
What does it mean to submit to something?
Who ultimately gives authority?
Read Romans 13:3-5
When is the last time you received a speeding ticket?
Did you deserve it?
Why are traffic laws important?
Would you want to drive a vehicle if there were no laws? Why?
Why is it important that we obey the law?
Is it ok to speak out on things where we disagree?
As a follower of Jesus, what is the right way to do it?
Read Romans 13:6-7
When is the last time you prayed for those in authority over you (government)?
How do you respect the position of authority although you may not respect the person in it?
Whose actions and attitude are you responsible for?
Why is that important?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Pray for your leaders this week? Our country, state and local.

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