Sermon Discussion Questions 8/13/17

Text: Romans 8:18-25 (read as group)

1. Begin with sharing general thoughts about the sermon and the sermon text.

2. Give examples of ways that you have been touched by the “sufferings of this present time”.

3. Do you have the habit of “considering” the sufferings that you endure, thinking of them in light of the truth of scripture? Or do you allow yourself to be simply “overrun” by them?

4. How might the habit of considering the sufferings in light of scripture help you to live in the midst of them as a Christian should (with hope and patience).

5. Do you have proper expectations concerning life in this world?

6. Do you have hope in Christ Jesus?

7. Will you patiently endure?

Family Application: Discuss this week’s Catechism questions and share how to communicate these truths to your family.

Gospel Sharing Application: Share about ways in which you have been able to share, proclaim, display, or model the Gospel during this last week.

Suggested verse for meditation: “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” (Romans 8:18, ESV)

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