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LOVE | Week 3 – Love You to Life

 

Often times, when you are watching a sporting event on television, you will see someone holding a sign with big bold letters -- JOHN 3:16. That verse is one of the most important reminders in the entire Bible of God’s love for us. This is a picture of God caring so deeply for us, his creation, that he would enter into our reality and join us here. And the verse that follows is equally telling. It reminds us that it is not God's desire for us to perish in our sinfulness but instead to be reconciled to him. Is anything more amazing than this? We were enemies, running away from God, but instead of letting us go, he came for us. He reached out his hand and said “come follow me, repent and believe.”

 

READ Romans 1:16

 

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.

 

READ the passage again and consider these related questions.

 

How is the Gospel the power that brings salvation?

 

What does it mean to believe?

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

 

Read Titus 3:3-7; Romans 5:1-2

 

1. Is it true that before we knew Jesus, some of us were in a better position spiritually then others?

 

2. Describe how God’s kindness is an important element in leading to our salvation?

 

3. Justification is an aspect of salvation. Describe it.

 

Read Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 6:23

 

4. Describe the interworking of grace as a gift and the connection to faith.

 

5. We know that Gospel means Good News, what is the bad news?

 

Read Romans 10:9-11

 

6. What is implied if we declare “Jesus is Lord”? How is it an aspect of believing?

 

7. What does it mean that anyone who believes in Jesus will not be put to shame?