10.29.17 - Small Group Discussion

Hacked - Good Enough?

Main Point: Faith always responds, or it isn’t really faith.

  • What’s one idea from the message that stood out to you? Why do you think it grabbed you?
     
  • What are some items in, or areas of, your life that you settle for “good enough” in? Why?
     
  • What are some areas that we strive to be good enough in, but sometimes fall short?

Read: The Fifth Claim of Moralistic Therapeutic Deism: Good people go to Heaven.

  • Why is this idea appealing?
     
  • What are the dangers of this viewpoint?

Read: Romans 3:19-26.

  • What was the purpose of the Law?
     
  • The Greek word pistis is most often translated as belief and faith/trust. How do you define these words?
     
  • If belief is an intellectual acknowledgment of something, what is the danger if we just believe that Jesus is real?
     
  • Verse 26 speaks to the fact that those who have faith in Jesus are justified. There is an action component to our faith. What does that action piece of our faith look like?
     
  • If it is our faith, not goodness, that allows us to be saved, how then should we view others as they figure out their faith? Can we have some kind of check list of the things they must do to be saved? Why or why not?
     
  • Why do we struggle with wanting to feel good enough through our actions? Why do we struggle with wanting to make others measure up through their actions to be good enough?

Prayer: Pray that we remember that it is not any amount of goodness on our part, but rather God’s grace that saves us.

Posted on October 29, 2017 .