Sunday, 27 March 2016

The Good News

Romans 6:23

Pastor Jeremy Helmuth

The STORY of the GOOD NEWS

There are seven words/phrases which tell the story of the good news of what God has done for all of creation.  The complete story is found in   Romans 6:23 and the truth from this story gives us everlasting hope.  

God…

Wages of sin…

Death…

Gift…

Eternal life…

Christ Jesus…

Lord…


Discussion Questions

Getting Started

1. What is one of your favorite things about Easter (not including the resurrection of Jesus because that would be everyone’s choice)?  

Digging Deeper

2. Read John 11:25-26.  What does Jesus mean that believers will never die?  Do you fear death?  Or have you gotten to the place in your life where you know that death is simply the door into heaven?    

3. Read 1 Corinthians 12:3; Matthew 6:24; Philippians 2:11; Romans 10:9.  Is Jesus the Lord of your life?  Have you surrendered your will to Him so that He is your leader?  Are there still areas of your life that you are not allowing God total control over?  What is preventing you from giving these areas over to Him?     

4. What does God teach us about “gifts” according to these passages (James 1:17; 1 Cor. 12:7-11; Matthew 7:11; Luke 6:38; 2 Cor. 9:15)?  When is the last time you have thanked God for the gifts He has given to you?  Take time to thank God for the gift of salvation, the gift of life, the gift of relationships, the gift of talents, etc.  

Applying the Bible

5. Why do you think so many people only visit church on Easter and Christmas?  Could it be that people who rarely go to church services are missing out on connecting with God in a meaningful way because they do not understand why they attend in the first place?  If this describes you, what can you do to take the first step in connecting with God on a daily basis so that you grow in a relationship with Him?     

6. Are you living out the eternal life God has for you?  Or are chained to some past sins, trying to pay for them?  Break free today!