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“I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate.” Romans 7:15

QUESTIONS...

1. Read Romans 7:14-25. Do you ever get frustrated by spiritual failure in your life? How might Paul’s honesty about failure give us hope in our spiritual journey?

2. Read Galatians 5:13-26. According to this passage, what are some of the keys to spiritual growth vs. spiritual failure?

3. Read II Corinthians 5:17 and Romans 6:11-14. What do these passages teach about our ability to be victorious over sin?

4. Read John 5:1-11. What makes some people unwilling to ask for help, and be satisfied being at a standstill in their lives? How can saying ‘yes’ to Jesus with a willing attitude transform us?

5. Select one of the following areas that needs to be ‘healed’ in your life:

Worry, Idolatry, Pride, Insecurity, Greed, Stealing, Patience, Forgiveness, Eating, Selfishness, Lying, Bitterness, Insecurity, Vanity, Anger, Gambling, Sexual sin, Children, Occult, Fear, Apathy, Marriage, Shopping, Laziness, Parents, Rebellion, Guilt, Addiction, Alcohol, Envy, Drugs, Friendships, Profanity, Gaming, Fitness, Pornography, Depression, Self-Discipline, Social Media, Critical spirit, Technology, Procrastination.

5. What excuses have you been making in this area?

6. Which of the actions step(s) below do you still need to take?

  1. Make the commitment (say ‘yes’ to Jesus / ‘burn the plow’)
  2. Go public / find accountability partner(s)
  3. Recommit daily / pray in the moment of temptation
  4. If serious addiction, visit www.celebraterecovery.com or contact Pastor Dennis Keller at dennisk@hcbcgt.com
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