This morning at Wildwood Community Church, I preached a message based on Romans 6:1-14. This message was the first message in the “Set Free” series. Below are a set of questions for personal reflection or group discussion based on the sermon.
Sermon Questions for Reflection or Discussion:
- Read Romans 6:1-14
- Paul anticipates a question in Romans 6:1 (in response to his teaching on the Gospel of Jesus Christ from Romans 1-5). He seems to expect someone to think that the Gospel is dangerous . . . that it would lead people to living more sinful lives. Have you ever thought this? Have you ever heard a presentation of the Gospel that left you thinking, “that is really dangerous – it could encourage people to sin more?”
- In the big picture, what is Paul’s response to the question he asks in Romans 6:1?
- What are some of the things that we Paul says we need to know about our connection to Christ from Romans 6:1-10? In the message, we talked about several ways to help remember these things (baptism, Scripture memory, etc.) Is there any particular application you took from this section of the message?
- In 6:11, Paul moves from the head to the heart, and focuses on us “reckoning” or “considering to be true” the things he has just said in 6:1-10. What would it look like for you to truly “consider” or believe these things are true in a particular sin struggle in your own life?
- From 6:12-14, Paul focuses on presenting our hands (or all our members of our body) to God to serve Him in righteousness. Think of the members of your own body: Mind, eyes, ears, hands, feet, wallet. What does it look like for us to present ALL our members to Him?
- Anything in particular stand out to you about this message today?
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