Holiness In Christ
MISSIONAL COMMUNITIY QUESTIONS
1. Read Ephesians 3:14-4:3. If possible, listen to the sermon(s) again.
2. Looking back over your notes from the past two weeks sermons what was the most important truth from God's Word? Was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged you, or confused you? Any questions?
3. Point blank: Why is obedience important? (Hint: there are right and wrong answers here)
4. In the past (or currently), what justifications have you used for known disobedience? If you have repented, what was it that made you confess and change? If you have not repented, why not?
5. A legalist (salvation by law keeping/you are saved through obedience) they also add to God’s law and places on people yokes that they were never meant to carry. An antinomian (salvation without the need for law keeping/obedience is an option) is someone who sees no real need of obedience because, after all, grace has covered all sin.
Which do you feel yourself being more prone to? Why do you think that is your tendency?
6. Just as with any sin, the answer is not to just stop doing that sin. So the answer to legalism is not to become an antinomian and vice versa. Why are both of these outlooks sinful/dangers? What must be the answer to both?
7. Second Peter 1:10 says Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election.
If election is an act of God and is eternal and cannot be undone why are we called to make our calling and election sure? Is Peter teaching that we must add something to the finished work of the cross in order to be saved? To whom are we making it sure?
8. How does changing our mentality from obedience ‘so that’ God will do something to ‘because’ God has done something make obedience a joy and not a weight around our necks or an obligation we must woefully fulfill?
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