December 3, 2017
December 3, 2017 – Our Gracious Deliverer
Life Group Questions:
1. If you were not able to hear this week’s sermon, consider going to the church website and listening to it. What are some main ideas that you gathered from the sermon? What, if any, questions did the sermon cause for you or do you desire to have additional clarification?
2. Read Psalm 30:3 and Psalm 16:10. What connections, if any, do you see between these two passages? What significance might a connection make?
3. What are some ways in which the world threatens Christians? How can we protect ourselves from the world (cf. Romans 12:1-2)? What is the source of our victory over the world (cf. 1 John 5:4)?
4. Paul states in Galatians 2:20 that we have been crucified with Christ. What implications does this verse have for the victory that is ours over the flesh? What difficulties does the flesh present to the Christian life?
5. What kind of enemy is the Evil One; his motives, purposes and desires (cf. 1 Peter 5:8, John 10:10, Luke 22:31, Acts 5:3)? What tools do Christians have for defeating the devil (cf. Ephesians 6:10-18)?
6. Describe what Paul means when he mentions the sting of death and victory of the grave in 1 Corinthians 15:55. What does it mean to have victory over death and the grave? How should Christians view the death of fellow believers and even their own future death? Explain.
7. Do you think that God is justified in becoming angry? Why or why not? Read the following passages and describe some aspects of God’s anger: Exodus 32:10-13, Hebrews 12:28, Isaiah 10:24). Do you think that God ever becomes angry with Christians? If so, how can we avoid making him angry?
8. Read the following passages and describe why Christians have much to be thankful for even if situations in life are difficult: Psalm 103:10-12, Habakkuk 3:17-18, 1 Peter 1:8-9.
9. How does God supply strength to the believer (Isaiah 40:28-31)? How is it that we can become strong in the Lord? What are some things that hinder our strength in the Lord (cf. 2 Corinthians 12:7-10)?
10. What does true freedom in Christ look like? What does it mean that Jesus sets the captives free (cf. Luke 4:17-22)? What is the extent of freedom that Christ grants to those who believe (cf. John 8:36)? Would you describe yourself as a person that is “free” from sin and the world? Explain.