Bible Study - ROMANS 8 GOD FOR US: Got You Covered
- What is something God has done for you that you are thankful for or are celebrating? How have you experienced or witnessed his goodness and grace?
- Where are you experiencing stress, anxiety or fear? How would you like to see God move in your life or in the life of someone close to you?
- What did you hear in this week’s sermon that was new or particularly interesting? Did anything stand out to you as puzzling or troubling?
- Romans 8:26-27 is layered with meaning. Although it is not easy to understand the texture of these verses, don’t let this passage intimidate you (as the facilitator) or your group. Paul begins by writing that “the Spirit helps us in our weakness.” What do you learn about the Spirit and yourself from this short phrase? How does this description align with the way you normally see yourself?
- John 14:16-17 records the words of Jesus: “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—the Spirit of truth.” How do the words of Jesus correlate to the words of Paul in Romans 8? Why is the word “advocate” so important?
- Chris mentioned, “One of the ways our weakness manifests itself is that we sometimes don’t know what to pray for.” How does this resonate with your personal experience? Can you think of a time when you lacked the words to pray?
- Psalm 42:11 states: “Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.” How does this verse give perspective in the midst of our groans? How does this verse point to the hope we have in Jesus Christ?
- Is there someone in your life who needs to hear the Good News of the Gospel? How can we join you in praying for that?