Matthew 5:17-20; Romans 8:3-4; Galatians
Between Me and Holy

Title: Between Me and Holy

Scripture Reading: Matthew 5:17-20 & Romans 8:3-4

Message Text: Various / Book of Galatians

Outline: Things that stand between us and holiness:

  • Our Past
  • Grace and Faith To Believe It
  • Works, The Law, Merit

Personal Reflection & Small Group Questions

Please complete this study on your own or use it in your Small Group for discussion.

  1. Looking back over your notes from this week’s sermon and text, what particularly caught your attention, challenged or confused you?
  2. How would you describe the relationship/connection between the law and God’s grace?
  3. Believing in God’s gift of grace, are there things in your past or present that might hinder your receiving His gift. What are they? (write them down, confess and surrender them to the Lord).
  4. By “faith alone through grace alone”. How does this make you feel? How do you process this in your own heart and mind? How should this truth play out in your life?
  5. What are some challenges or barriers of which God has made you aware in regards to your own efforts to earn God’s favor or grace in order to achieve righteousness?
  6. Read Ephesians 2:10-20. How does this encourage and equip you to pursue holiness?
  7. Looking back over this week’s sermon and study, what one thing is most important for you to remember and apply as you live sent this week?