On Sunday, June 12, 2016, I preached a message at Wildwood Community Church based out of Romans 9:30-10:4. This message was part 3 in the “Family Tree” sermon series. Below are a set of questions for personal reflection or group discussion related to this message.
- Read Romans 9:30-10:4
- According to this passage, why have the majority of Jews in this era (from the first century until now) rejected Jesus Christ as Savior?
- People for all of time have gravitated toward a spiritual salvation that was based on their own zeal, knowledge, and obedience. Christianity (however) offers something different (and better). Instead of being a religion of “try,” we are invited into the economy of “trust” where belief in Christ (not our performance) is the key to our salvation. What are ways you feel pressured to have your spiritual life be all about YOUR performance, not Christ’s work?
- Who do you know that does not know Christ as Savior? Are you praying for them regularly? Why or why not?
- The Jews worshipped the Law and rejected the One to whom the Law pointed (Jesus). In what ways have you seen Churches (or groups of Christians) do the same thing — focusing on their PRACTICE of religion instead of on the PERSON of Jesus Christ?
- Are you trusting in your effort or Christ’s work for your salvation?
- What stood out to you most from this message/passage?
To access these questions in pdf format, click here.