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Small Groups Questions – Scars
1. When did you first hear the good news about salvation in Jesus Christ? What made it good news to you?
The Redemption of Scars April 22, 2012 — 1217
God @ the cross 1. Christ is imputed
"He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds you are healed." 1 Peter 2:24 (NLT)
2. We are imputed with
"This means that I didn’t receive God’s approval by obeying his laws. The opposite is true! I have God’s approval through faith in Christ. This is the approval that comes from God and is based on faith" Philippians 3:9 (God’s Word)
@ the cross
“God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.” Ephesians 2:8–9, NLT)
Biblical Faith =
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@ the cross
"And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him." Colossians 2:6 (NLT)
Sunday–Help make a difference in our food pantry and community, put your $5 donation in an offering envelope and mark it for benevolence.”
2. Can anyone in your group say our memory verse, Romans 8:28? In what ways have you seen the truth of this verse in your own life? 3. Based on Pastor Scott’s message this week, what is redemption? This may be a great time to use a commentary, bible dictionary, or an online resource likewww.biblgateway.com. 4. Have someone read 1 Peter 2:24. What does this have to do with redemption? 5. Have someone read Romans 3:21-24 and Romans 6:23. If our sin were not redeemed, what would be the ultimate result in our lives? 6. Last week we studied how the ultimate source of our scars is sin. How do these passages explain how our scars can be redeemed? 7. Is it easy for you or difficult to view yourself as righteous? Explain. 8. Interact with the following equation: Faith = Fact + Belief + Action. How does your own faith in God reflect this? 9. Read Ephesians 2:8-10. How does this passage fit the above equation? What about these verses is most encouraging to you? 10. How do these verses give us hope for the scars in our life? 11. Who in your life most needs to hear the good news about the redemption of scars? How can you help them? 12. Spend some time thanking God for your redemption and praying for those who need it.