Passage: Romans 6:1-5
Faith happens when the unexplainable meets the undeniable. If the resurrection is undeniable, then it changes your discomfort with the unexplainable.
- What does the resurrection mean to you personally? If there is no resurrection, what is the point of our faith?
- The resurrection proves Jesus was who he said he was and accomplished what he said he accomplished. Paul previously hadn’t believed either of those things--in fact, he was vehemently against them. But he changed his opinion on these things in the space of about 7 minutes one afternoon. What caused the change?
- Every other religion in the world operates on the premise, “I obey, therefore God accepts me.” And that’s your motivation to be good. He’s making a list and checking it twice...The gospel flips that on its head—it says, “God has accepted me, therefore I will obey.” God has accepted me by a free act of grace. All I have to do--all I can do--is receive it, like a gift. So does all of that mean I can keep on sinning? Explain why Paul says that is not the case.
- How can you encounter something as powerful as the resurrection and not show its effects?
- Have you experienced the resurrection’s power in your life and does your life show that?