By Michael C. Mack
1. Why do you think people so often and so easily go along with the crowd?
Read Romans 12:1, 2; 13:8-10.
2. As you study both of these passages together, what bearing does having a right relationship with God have on a Christian’s relationships with others?
3. What is the proper view we should have toward ourselves in view of who God is and what he has done?
4. “What is God’s will for me?” is the wrong question. If that’s true, what is the right question Christians should be asking? Where should a Christ follower’s focus be?
5. Romans 12:1, 2 reminds us to dedicate to God our bodies, minds, and will. How do the daily practices of personal worship, Bible study, and prayer help you to keep that dedication alive?
6. Throughout Romans Paul moved from doctrine (what we believe) to duty (how we live). How does what you believe about God, law, and grace influence how you treat other people: friends, neighbors, people from other faiths, those with no faith, the poor?
7. In what ways is love a debt for Christians? In what specific ways will you repay that debt this week?
Michael C. Mack leads church training events and consults with churches through his ministry, Small Group Leadership (www.smallgroupleadership.com).