Grace Community Church

The Gift of Easter: God FOR Us FOREVER!

Given on April 17, 2022 by Brett Helvie
Scripture: Romans 8:31-39

What are the differences between a gift and a wage? Do most religions view “getting right with God” as something you need to work for or something that you simply receive as a gift? If eternal life is truly a free gift (Rom. 6:23), what would motivate a follower of Jesus to obey Jesus’s challenging commands to love God and love our neighbors? Is fear or love a stronger motivator?
When you think about God, do you view him as being for you and on your side or disappointed with you and against you? What reason does this passage give in supporting the view that God really is on our side and amazingly for us? Have you ever refused to receive a gift? What reasons keep people from accepting a gift? If you haven’t received the gift of eternal life found in Jesus Christ, what is causing you to hold back?
According to this passage, what are some of the great benefits of receiving the gift of Jesus Christ and his work on the cross on our behalf? If you have trusted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, are you experiencing these benefits in your daily life? If not, why do you think that is?