Lesson 13 Romans 8:1-13
Please listen again to the sermon of April 2, re-read Romans 8:1-13 and on your own, or better still, join with one of our small groups during the week and consider these questions, as together we dig deeper.
- What does the phrase, “no condemnation” mean? Attempt to paraphrase it in different ways? Does it refer to only our past or our present and future as well?
- What two great “benefits” have been to us who are in Christ Jesus. (vs. 1-2) How did we receive these benefits (vs. 3-4) What is the final purpose of both? (vs. 4)
- What does Paul say here is the connection between “minding” and “living” (vs. 5-6)
- What roll does the “Spirit” play in giving new life?
- See if you can find another set of “opposites” in our passage and maybe even others in Romans 1-7. Why does Paul use such a technique.
- In verse 7 Paul says, “focusing on the self is the opposite of focusing on God.” Where have you seen this occur in our own life?
- What does it mean to be “alive in Christ”? (vs. 11)
- Paul concludes our passage (in The Message) saying we are to give the old life “decent burial and get on with the new life.” What must you “put to death?” What might be hindering you from truly living? What will you do?