500 Years | The Monk and Your Faith | George Hinman

The Monk and your Faith | Martin Luther

Romans 1:16-17
October 29, 2017

Review:  Was understanding Jesus as high priest helpful to you this past week?

Introduction:  A punky little monk lit the spark, but – five centuries after Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the Wittenburg door – the reformation burns on and ignites hearts with joy and assurance. What does the protestant reformation mean for us today? How does the Holy Spirit use the conversations that began around the tables of Germany to shape life around our tables here?

This week the focus is that the gospel is liberating. Let your trust in Christ be stronger than your sin.

Pray: LORD Jesus, free us from legalism. Lead us into joyful obedience. Amen.

Read:  Romans 1:16-17

Discussion:

  1. What is the gospel?

  2. How does the gospel have power over sin?

  3. Contrast salvation to everyone who believes with salvation to everyone who abides by the law.

  4. What is the significance of the statement “to the Jew first and also to the Greek”?

  5. What is the connection between righteousness and faith?

  6. What is the difference between living by faith vs. living by law?

  7. Read Habakkuk 2:4. What is the difference between pride and faith?

Application:  This week pay attention to the difference of understanding the gospel as living by faith vs. living by legalism.

Pray:  Lord Jesus, help us not to be ashamed of the gospel but to understand the gospel as your power revealed.  Amen

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