On Sunday, September 4, 2016 I preached a sermon at Wildwood Community Church. This message was the fourth and final part of the “Aim” sermon series and was based on Romans 12:14-21. Below are a set of questions for personal reflection or group discussion related to this sermon.
- Read Romans 12:14-21
- When someone hurts you, what are ways you sometimes try to “get even” with that person? How does your normal response contrast with Paul’s directives in this week’s passage?
- Do you find it easier to “rejoice with those who rejoice” or to “weep with those who weep?” Why do you think these commands are given to followers of Jesus Christ?
- From 12:17-21, Paul gives several commands to followers of Christ about how they should respond when they are hurt by others. Which of these statements by Paul is most challenging to you? Is there a particular relationship where God might want you to put this truth into action this week?
- What reasons do we sometimes give for why we should NOT be expected to follow the commands given in these verses? Are your excuses valid? Why or why not?
- What applications did you take from this Sunday’s sermon?
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