How did we see God move this week as we tried to live out the Spirit’s leading? What challenges did we encounter? What victories can we celebrate?

What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? 3 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6 We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. 7 For one who has died has been set free from sin.

8 Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 9 We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. 10 For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. 11 So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. 12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions. 13 Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. 14 For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.

Recall from Sunday:

Romans 6:1-7 – Faith Unites Us with Christ

Romans 6:8-14 – Faith Frees Us from Sin and for Righteousness

Reflect: What sticks out to you personally from the passage?

What impacted you on a personal level from Sunday’s sermon?

Compare your life before becoming a Christian to your life now that you believe. What changed? What did Jesus free you from? What changes has he made in your life recently?

Is there a place in your life where you’ve been living in “neutral” and would like to see the resurrection life of Jesus “shift you into drive”? What steps could you take that direction this week?

(consider whether your group is ready for this…) Is there a sin in your life you just haven’t been able to shake? Have you given in to the lie that you’re trapped? What’s a new step you can take this week toward repentance and new life in Jesus?

Identify where you may have patterns of admitting defeat without putting up much of a fight. Discern together as a group how you can remind yourselves throughout the week that you have been crucified and raised with Christ, so there is always hope.

Rachel Martinez just got baptized! Consider how you can encourage her in her faith this week. Pray for her, send her a good Christian book, write her a note, get creative!