Delighting in the Gospel of Grace: Week 3 Reflection Guide

SERIES SUMMARY:
Psalm 103 invites us to remember the benefits of the Lord. We are all prone to forget who God is and what he has done for us. The Psalmist invites us to look to God to meet our every need. He leads us to delight ourselves in God and all he has done for us. Have you ever considered God as someone to delight in? To delight in something is to find a high degree of gratification or pleasure in that person or thing. Unfortunately, we often delight in created things rather than our Creator. We forget who God is and all that he has done.

In this sermon series, we will dive into the Gospel of grace as a way of remembering all his benefits to us. We will explore the major themes of all we have received by faith in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. We will begin by considering how the Gospel is bigger than we expected and better than we could imagine. After considering the content of the Gospel we will then spend the last four weeks considering four major theological truths that flow out of the Gospel of grace; Justification, Adoption, Sanctification, and Glorification. Our prayer is that as we remember all that Jesus has accomplished for us, that our hearts will be filled with delight for God.

Here is a link to this weeks sermon if you missed it - LINK

SCRIPTURE TO MEDITATE ON THIS WEEK:
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, "Abba! Father!” - Romans 8:14-15

MC/DNA DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

  1. Read Psalm 103:13-14 & Romans 8:12-17. Why is it so important for us to understand that in Christ, God is our father? What kind of father is God?
  2. In what ways do you struggle to view God as a loving Father? How do you see yourself “falling back into fear” and living with an orphan spirit?
  3. What does this passage teach us about the role of the Holy Spirit?
  4. In what ways has the Holy Spirit been reminding you of your sonship? When you look back over your life the last 5 years how has been made you look more like your Father?