Opening What stood out to you from Sunday’s message?
Summary Read 2 Timothy 3:10-4:5
This week is the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his 95 theses to the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg. At the heart of the Reformation was the authority and availability of the Bible and a recovery of the gospel. Though the challenges and context have radically changed in 500 years, it is just as important today for the Protestant church to be committed to the authority and availability of the Bible and to the truth that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone in Christ alone.
1. How does knowing the story of the Reformation help you understand our identity as Protestants?
2. What difference does it make that scripture is our highest authority? How does that cause us to live differently?
3. Reformers died so that we could have the Bible in our own language. In what ways have we neglected it? How should we value and read the Bible?
4. Salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. What does that mean? Put it in your own words, one phrase at a time.
5. In what way do you forget or struggle to believe this gospel? How can you remind yourself of these truths?
6. What does it look like to glorify God with all of our life today? How do we glorify God in our family, our work, our hobbies and our worship? What might God be calling you to in order to glorify him?