Receiving Grace In Vain – 2 Corinthians 6:1

Quite often we find ourselves racing through life, taking advantage of every opportunity, moment, and experience that comes our way. In this fast-paced reality it is incredibly easy for us to get consumed in the rush of activity, but eventually realize our priorities were wrong, and we missed out on what was truly important. Although this is true for our life in general, it is also true for our life as Christians – and if we’re not careful, we run the risk of missing out on one of the greatest invitations of all time!

Discussion Questions

Have you ever found yourself caught up in following the rules or going through the motions in your Spiritual life? What are the dangers of falling into this rhythm?

What are some areas in your life that you are not allowing the grace of God to change you to become more like Jesus?

Read 2 Corinthians 5:16. As Christians, knowing that Jesus died for us so that we might live for Him, how is our view of others and the world transformed, practically?

Read 2 Corinthians 5:17. What does “new creation” mean?

Read 2 Corinthians 6:8-10. What do you notice about Paul’s response to overwhelming negativity and lies that were being placed on him? What strength or encouragement can you draw from his response?

Confessing Jesus – Romans 10:9-10

People often try to make salvation harder to get than it really is. Faith alone in Christ alone is the clear teaching of the Bible. But a few verses in the Book of Romans seem to suggest that you must also confess Christ openly if you really want to be saved. What...

Perfect Judgment – Matthew 7:1-12

Maybe you’ve heard that the Bible tells us not to judge others. Perhaps you’ve even used those words to defend a mistake or misstep on your part. And yes, while there is a verse in Matthew 7 that begins like that, when context is understood, we find there is much more...

Hope and Change – Exodus 32:9-14

Can we trust God? The easy answer is, of course, but this answer is sometimes easier to say than it is to believe. When things go wrong, is God still there? When we go wrong, can we still trust God? Or will He change His mind and reject us in anger? Our experiences...

What is Dead Faith? – James 2:17

Suggest to people that salvation is by faith alone and you’re likely to hear disagreements. Many would say, “Faith is not enough. It must be accompanied by works or it’s not real. So, the person of dead faith remains an unbeliever.” James 2 is a chapter filled with...