WARM UP QUESTIONS:
- Have you ever “conquered” or finished something significant? (Whether a personal or professional goal, an athletic or academic accomplishment, an addiction, a book, etc.)
SCRIPTURE STUDY: Romans 8:37-39 and Mark 6:45-52
- Reflect on Sunday’s Scripture using the following questions:
What do you see?
What do you think it means for you?
What do you think God is saying to you about it?
What are you going to pray about it?
What are you going to do about it?
- Look at verses Romans 8:38-39. What experience do you have with the things Paul lists as potential candidates for separating us from Christ’s love?
- What does it mean to be “more than” a conqueror? It’s easy, perhaps, to understand what it means to be a conqueror, but why does Paul say, “more than”?
- Name 2 things that are keeping you from God right now!
- What area of your life do you feel “conquered” by and need to be encouraged in by the fact that you are “more than a conqueror” because of what Jesus has done on your behalf. Share the areas you feel “conquered” in and then pray for each other’s conquerable areas.
- PRAY FOR EACH OTHER
God, I may fall flat on my face; I may fail until I feel beaten and hopeless. Yet Your love for me is changeless. All the music may go out of my life, my private world may shatter to dust. Even so, You will hold me in the palm of Your steady hand. No turn in the affairs of my fractured life can baffle You. Nothing can separate me from Your measureless love—pain can’t, disappointment can’t, anguish can’t. Yesterday, today, tomorrow can’t. Death can’t. Life can’t. Riots, war, insanity, hunger, neurosis, disease—none of these things nor all of them heaped together can budge the fact that I am dearly loved, completely forgiven, and forever free through Jesus Christ Your beloved Son and in Him, we are more than conquerors. Amen