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Sermon Study Questions
Pastor James will post his Sermon Study Questions every Tuesday for the previous Sunday’s sermon. Our hope is for these study questions to promote deeper personal study and further edify our church body.
Sermon Study Questions for Sunday, March 29, 2020
1. Read Romans 8:18
2. Here in our verse Paul is wanting to shift our perspective so as to see our sufferings in light of the glory to be revealed to (or in) us. Why is having this perspective important?
3. What are your initial thoughts when you hear this statement, “I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory to be revealed to you.”?
4. What is Paul saying about suffering here in this passage?
5. What is your perspective on suffering? How do you process the suffering you see and experience in life? Are you surprised by it when it hits you (think about whether you are anger or shocked or unaccepting of it), or are you jaded by it, so that you think this is all that life has to offer, and as such it tempts you to be a pessimistic and negative person?
6. In what way(s) will you as a Christian experience glory in the age to come? What impact does realizing that this glory awaits you impact your life?
7. Think about Hebrews ch.11 and the example of Moses. Read v.23-27. What perspective did Moses have? How did this perspective shape his life? How does this tie in to what Paul is saying in Rom.8:18?
8. What are some practical ways you can make a shift in your perspective, so that in this time of hardship you can stay focused on the eternal glory awaiting you?
9. What practical application can you make from this text/sermon?