1. What stood out to you the most from this message?
2. Our sin means we have been alienated from God, both through our external evil deeds and internal hostility of mind. How have you seen this play out in your life or the lives of others?
3. The sermon mentioned two common responses to the Gospel - thinking that one is too unworthy to be saved or using grace as an excuse to continue in sin. Which response do you find yourself leaning towards?
4. What does it look like to balance out these two extremes in to live a life worthy of the Gospel?
5. Reconciliation in Jesus was described as the restoration of friendly relations and building a bridge where there was a broken relationship. How does this description of reconciliation impact your understanding of Jesus' sacrifice on the cross and its significance for your life?
6. Our eternal hope comes from grounding our faith in the Gospel and developing a steadfast relationship with Christ.
What are some practical steps you can take to grow in steadfastness and deepen your faith?
7. In the sermon, it was mentioned that steadfast hope allows us to stand firm in the face of opposition and persecution. How can this hope influence the way you approach challenging situations or respond to societal pressures that contradict your beliefs?
8. The Gospel is often offensive to the world. How can we, as believers, engage in conversations about our faith with others, even in the face of potential opposition or offense?
9. How can we ensure that our understanding of the Gospel is rooted in truth and not swayed by common opinions or