Strength In The Shadow
Have you ever faced opposition in your life? How did you overcome the opposition? What was the most difficult thing you faced in that time? What did you learn in that time?
How would you define God's will? How have you seen God's will at work in your life or in others lives? What is the difference in living within God's will compared to not being in his will? How have you personally experienced the difference?
When you think about the God's love for you, what is the first thing that comes to mind? What was life like before you felt the true love of God? How has being loved by God changed you? When did you first truly learn of His love for you?
Read Romans 8:31-34. Answer the questions that are in the text. Also, did God hold back anything from us? What does it mean to you that Jesus is interceding for you at the right hand of God?
Read Psalm 62:1-8, take time to work through the text. Look at the comparisons in those who are for God and those who are not. What is the differences? In verses 5-8, what do we learn?
Read Romans 8:35-39, as you read, take time to discussion the impact of these words. How far can God's love reach? What is God's love immune to? What does being "more than a conqueror" look like?
What is one thing you can share tonight about what you have learned as we worked through Romans 8? What area of your life has been challenged or have you experienced change in?
Read 1 Corinthians 15:57. What area of you life do you need victory in, but you haven't received it from God? Are you really seeking him in that area?
Our victory is insured by Jesus' death, burial and resurrection. Take time to pray for one another to walk in the victory that is ALREADY ours in Jesus.
5 Day Reading Plan
As you read these verses, take time to meditate on each one.
Also use the questions below to help apply it to your life.
1- What have I learned? (Observed / interpretation)
2- How will I respond? (Application)
1 John 4:2-4
1 Corinthians 15:57