Our Culture – Session 4

Break the Ice.

  • What is your favorite holiday, and what do you enjoy about it?

Bring the Word.

This month we are focusing on our 2nd culture statement: Life Change.  In these 3 chapters of Romans, we are confronted with man’s internal struggle, and God’s eternal victory.

Man’s Internal Struggle.

Read Romans 7:14-24.

  • Describe Paul’s sense of helplessness.
  • Paul’s problem isn’t knowledge (he knows what he should do). His problem isn’t desire (he wants to do what’s right).  So why is Paul struggling?
  • How can you relate to Paul’s internal struggle?
  • What question does Paul end with in verse 24?

God’s Eternal Victory.

Read Romans 7:25.

  • Paul answers his own question.
  • Where does victory over sin come from?

Read Romans 8:1-4

  • If “there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,” then where does condemnation come from?
  • What’s the difference between condemnation and conviction?
  • Read Romans 8:11,26,28,31,35,37-39.
  • What message is Paul driving home in these verses?
  • What do these verses teach us about Believers? What do they teach us about God?

Bring it Home.

  1. Action Questions:
  • How can you and I experience victory over sin in our lives?
  • How should we respond when we continue to sin?
  1. Prayer:
    • How can we pray for you?


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