If you are a believer, take some time to remember how you thought about God before you came to know him. In what ways were you estranged from Him? In what ways did you actively oppose Him in your thinking and behavior? How has God impacted your attitudes and behaviors since you trusted in Him? Praise Him for the changes that have taken place.
What does it mean to be “reconciled” to someone? According to the text, who took the initiative to remove the barriers that existed in our relationship with God? What is the evidence that this reconciliation has taken place? What is the goal of this reconciliation in our lives?
What is it about the gospel that should give us hope? Why is it vital to be “grounded” and “established” in the hope of the gospel? What faulty thinking tends to diminish your hope in the gospel?
What does it practically mean to be a “servant” of the gospel? Is it possible that people like
you and me, who are not apostles, can carry out this task? See II Cor 3:4-6