Growth Group Discussion Guide

Growth Group Discussion Guide
“Growing Upward, Inward, Outward, and Forward”
For the Week of February 1, 2015
Romans 3:21-26
21 But now a righteousness
from God, apart from law, has
been made known, to which
the Law and the Prophets
22 This righteousness from
God comes through faith in
Jesus Christ to all who
believe. There is no
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23 for all have sinned and fall
short of the glory of God,
24 and are justified freely by
his grace through the
redemption that came by
Christ Jesus.
25God presented him as a
sacrifice of atonement,
through faith in his blood. He
did this to demonstrate his
justice, because in his
forbearance he had left the
sins committed beforehand
26 he did it to demonstrate
his justice at the present
time, so as to be just and the
one who justifies those who
have faith in Jesus.
Romans 3:21-26 is the heart of the gospel message.
After explaining in great detail that all humanity stands
before God guilty in sin, Paul now explains that God has
made a way for us to reunite with Him in righteousness.
This righteousness cannot be earned or worked for, it is a
gift of God’s grace through faith in Jesus.
WELCOME – Getting to Know Each Other Better
What is the best news you have ever received?
What does the word “grace” mean to you?
WORD - Applying Scripture to Our Lives
ATTENTION: Please think through these ahead of time, so when
you get to your Growth Group you will be prepared to discuss.
1. How have the last few sermons about the bad news made
you feel?
2. How do you feel when you read the words “But now” at the
beginning of 3:21?
3. How would you summarize the Good News?
4. What does it mean to have faith?
5. Who is this righteousness from God for?
6. How does God’s love/grace impact you & the way you live?
7. How do our lives affect His glory?
8. Who do you need to tell this Good News to?
9. How can we grow in our love and appreciation for God in
such a way that leads to a desire to live to glorify Him?
WITNESS - Prayer Concerns from my Growth Group:
Who has God placed in your life who does not know Christ?
How can we pray for your spiritual growth tonight?
What other prayer concerns do you have?