GL#5: God’s Love Redeems!

Study Guides

STUDY GUIDE FOR 2-3-19

Discovering what God’s love is really like:  God’s love redeems!

 Think about life: 

  • What struck you from the message on Sunday about God love redeems?
  • If a person has events in their past that cause them shame or embarrassment or guilt, how can that affect them as the move into the future?
  • What happens to that person is somehow their shame, embarrassment and guilt it removed?
  • What difficult life events present a challenge for people to recover from? What coping mechanisms do people use?
  • What have people done to help you recover from difficult life events?
  • Talk about the difference between a church that is “shame-based” and a church that is “Redemption” based.

Digging Deeper into Scripture:  

  • Read Psalm 49:1-15
    • (Verses 1-4) What does the writer say about himself?
    • (Verses 5-9) What does we learn about the writer’s enemies?  What do they trust in?  What can they not do?
    • (Verses 10-14) What does the writer say about death?
    • (Verse 15) What does the writer say God will do for him?  What do we learn about redemption from this verse?
  • Read 1 Peter 1:13-23
    • (Verses 13-16) What is Peter asking his readers to do with their lives?  Why?
    • Verses 17-20) Peter mixes together God as judge, rewarder and as the one who redeems us through Jesus Christ.  Which is more emphasized in theses verses?  What does that tell us about God?
    • (Verses 21-23) Who is our faith and hope in? What has God done for us in Jesus Christ?
  • Read Mark 10:35-45
    • What are the disciples arguing about and how what does Jesus tell them?
    • (Verse 45) Why does Jesus say he came to earth?   What does it mean to you that Jesus has paid a ransom for you?  What does it mean that Jesus has paid a ransom for others?

 Scripture readings:  Ps. 49:17; 1 Tim. 2:6; Titus 2:14; 1 Pt. 1:13-23; 1 Cor. 6:19-20