These questions are designed for group discussion based on the Scripture from the sermon on Sunday, August 27, 2017, Romans 12:1-8. You can find the audio for the sermon here.
- What are some ways that you try to take care of your body?
- How does body care contribute to your worship of God?
- What does holy, sacrificial living mean?
- How is daily holy, sacrificial living an act of worship?
- What are some practical ways that you seek to be transformed into Christlikeness? Renew you mind?
- What spiritual discipline (or holy habit) can you begin today that will help you renew your mind?
- How sure are you about God’s will? How can you be more sure of God’s will?
- How do you typically respond to arrogant people? humble people?
- According to this passage, what is true humility?
- What are your spiritual gifts? How do you put them into practice? (You might also consult 1 Corinthians 12:8-10, 28; Ephesians 4:11)
This week, try this thought experiment: think about all your relationships with other believers as members of your body. What part of the body are you? What part of the body are they? When part of your body is in pain, how do you treat it? When part of your body is causing you pain, how do you treat it? Be aware this week of your emotional reactions to fellow believers (and, perhaps, your non-Christian friends). If you had the same emotional reaction to your body, what would you do? Assuming you are a mentally healthy, well-adjusted person, treat others as you would your own body. Perhaps this is what Jesus meant when he said to love your neighbor as yourself.
God bless you on your journey to discover and live out God's passions: to do justice, to love mercy, and walk humbly with our God. #BGGFGG