Guilt, Goats, and God's Grace


  1. Men must be persuaded by the Holy Spirit of their Guilt. (Romans 8:1-2)

  2. Review: 2 Peter 1:21 | John 14:16 | Col 2:13

    Review: Lev 16 | John 8:3-11

  3. Believers must be persuaded by the Holy Spirit of their Innocence. (Romans 8:3-4)

Guest Speaker - Mark Ort (HBCPN Elder)

Guest Speaker - Mark Ort (HBCPN Elder)

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Romans 8:1-4

  1. What is the purpose of the Law? Is the Law good?

  2. If it were possible to obey every aspect of the Law, would that be enough to save someone? Provide scripture as to why or why not?

  3. Describe the difference between ‘guilt’ and ‘conviction’.

  4. What is the Holy Spirit’s role in a believer dealing with feelings of guilt?

  5. What does the theological term ‘justification’ mean? 

Breakout Questions:
Pray for one another.

Gifted to Serve

Why Should I Serve?

  1. Because God HAS DONE SO MUCH FOR ME . (Rom 12:1)

  2. Because God WANTS ME TO GROW . (Rom 12:2)

  3. Because God HAS GIFTED ME . (Rom 12:3-8)

  4. God has gifted me with the ability/abilities to:

Guest Speaker - Laylor Brown

Guest Speaker - Laylor Brown

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Romans 12:1-8

  1. Do you see examples of conforming to the world in your own life? How can you fight against these things and work to renew your mind?
  2. Which do you struggle with more: thinking too highly of yourself or thinking far too lowly of yourself? Why are both of these harmful and destructive?
  3. What spiritual gifts has God given to you? How can you use those gifts to serve at Harvest and help others around you?

Breakout Questions:

Pray for one another and the development of each person's spiritual gifts.

The Pieces of Peace

Guest Speaker - Daniel Thompson

The Cure for Fear: 1 John 4:18

The Replacement for Fear: PEACE


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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Romans 5:1-11

  1. In your own words, describe what peace from God is. It may also be helpful to describe what peace is not.
  2. It has been said (but apparently not by Einstein) that "insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results". In any case, insanity is definitely a loss of touch with reality. In what ways have you lost touch with the realities discussed in this portion of Romans 5? In light of these realities, what things do you need to do differently in order to expect different results for handling the fears in your life?
  3. What fear (in the list from Sunday or any other fear) has any control in your life? Why is this so? What truth do you need to remind yourself of to have peace instead of this fear?
  4. List some people in your life who you would be willing die for or at least risk death for. Assuming that none of your enemies were on that list, how much more grateful should we be for what Christ has done for us: dying for His enemies?
  5. These fears, and many others (including completely irrational ones), are very much a reality for those that don't know Christ as their Savior and Lord. Describe how this motivates you to share the gospel with the lost. Provide examples of things you can say to explain true peace to those who do not have it.

Breakout Questions:
Pray for one another!

Be Who You Are in Christ

Who am I?

  1. I am United with Christ. (Rom 6:1-5)

  2. I am Free from the power of sin. (Rom 6:6-7)

  3. I am Alive to God's purposes. (Rom 6:8-11)

  4. I am God's Instrument. (Rom 6:12-14)
Guest Speaker - Taylor Brown

Guest Speaker - Taylor Brown

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Small Group Questions ­(Whole Group):
Read Romans 6:1-14

  1. Romans 6:3-5 talks a lot about baptism and its role in the Christian life. Why is baptism so vitally important to the Christian life? Share your baptism story with your group and how it has impacted you.
  2. Why is being transparent and open about our struggles and sins with close Christian friends so important to living in freedom from sin on a daily basis? Why are we so afraid of being known by others and how can we combat against this?
  3. Romans 6:11 declares, “So you must also consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.” What does this look like on a daily basis and how can we pursue taking advantage of the new life God has given us everyday?
  4. Romans 6:13 commands us to “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 you members to God as instruments for righteousness.” How can we obey this verse and instead of giving ourselves over to our sin, give ourselves over to the purposes of God? What does living this verse out on a daily basis look like?

Breakout Questions:

Pray for one another.