- Question: Do you feel out of your depths in trying to achieve a righteous life? Are you still trying to achieve “the glorious life God wills for us” by your own self-improvement?
- Question: What, in your view, does a “saved” life look like? What is salvation to you?
- Question: Do you see Jesus as your saviour - your source of rescue and entrance into the glorious life? What steps can you take to make this a reality?
A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,
“Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
John 10:8-10 (NIV)
I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. He will come in and go out, and find pasture… I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. I am the good shepherd.
Romans 3:23 (MSG)
We've compiled this long and sorry record as sinners and proved that we are utterly incapable of living the glorious lives God wills for us.
Romans 5:6 (NIV)
When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners.
Galatians 2:16 (MSG)
Convinced that no human being can please God by self-improvement, we believed in Jesus as the Messiah so that we might be set right before God by trusting in the Messiah, not by trying to be good.