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Life Group Questions for the Week of March 3, 2024

Mar 3, 2024 |

1. Read Romans 14:1-12. Do you find the idea of “disputable matters” encouraging or frustrating? Would you prefer that everything was just black and white, or do you appreciate this concept of a nuanced approach?

2. Disputable matters can be defined as “areas of Christian belief and behavior that Scripture leaves to personal conscience.” How might this definition help us determine which matters are disputable and which aren’t? (Contrast Galatians 5:19-21 with Romans 14:2,5,14). What else might help us to determine whether certain matters are disputable or not? (James 1:5)

3. What makes it challenging to embrace fellowship with a fellow believer who holds different convictions over disputable matters? How do you imagine the Jewish and Gentile believers in Rome navigating this challenge?

4. Do you find it easy or difficult to avoid quarreling over disputable matters? How do you think we can keep these things from leading us into dissension? (Romans 14:3-4; James 5:8-9; Ephesians 4:2-3). Do you think it would be better to keep “church shopping” until we find the right fit or to stay at one church and learn to get along? Explain.

5. Why do you think God might be pleased when we honor Him together despite our differing convictions? (Romans 14:6-8; 15:7; Psalm 133:1; John 17:23). How might asking, “What will bring God glory?,” help us to guard against seeking sinful loopholes with disputable matters?

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