Discussion Questions Romans 12-13

Discuss the theme of Romans up to this point:  Our need and God’s Grace.  How can we be rescued from our sin and its consequences?

What does this have to do with the way this section begins: “I appeal to you, therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice…”

Why do you think believing the gospel as it applies to you makes humility easy?

Why do you think we struggle with humility?

In what ways is humility linked to service?

Can you think of some ways you can serve together?

How is love hard?

What makes hospitality hard?

What can we gain from these things – Love and Hospitality?

Why do you think it is difficult sometimes for Christians to submit to government authority?

In what ways is our current government opposed to the teachings of Christianity?

In what ways can this allow the church to flourish?