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Small Group Questions

 

 SMALL GROUP QUESTIONS
September 27, 2020
 Acts 9:1-19a, 18:1-11, Romans 3:21-26, 12:17-21
 

Getting Started
 
1)    When and how did you come to receive the gift of forgiveness and eternal life in Jesus Christ?
 
Into the Text
 
2)   Read Acts 9:1-19a. What stands out for you as you read/listen to the story of Saul's encounter with the risen Jesus?  
 
3)   Imagine being in the position of Ananias. How do you think you would have reacted to the command to care for Saul?    
 
4)   Read Acts 18:1-11. When the Jews strenuously opposed Paul, he said, "Your blood be on your own heads." What do you think he meant by that?
 
5)   After Paul ran into opposition from the Jews, he said, "From now on I will go to the Gentiles." Is there a lesson for us when it comes to evangelizing in 2020?      
 
6)   Read Romans 3:21-26. What stands out to you as you read/listen to these verses?
 
7)   Do you agree with Paul that "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God?" If so, what are the implications for you when you observe the sins of others?   
 
8)   If you agree with Paul that "all are justified freely by his grace," do you think that means our life choices and behaviors don't matter? If they do matter, what role - if any - do they play in our relationship with God?
 
9)   Read Romans 12:17-21. How applicable are these words to our lives in 2020 USA?
 
10) Paul says, "Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good." Why do you think it can be difficult to do what he instructs?    
 
Application
 
10)  Prayerfully reflect on your own journey with Christ. It may not (probably doesn't) include a "Damascus Road" experience, but how has your relationship with Jesus evolved over the years? Is it headed in the right direction?