Warm-up. What kinds of sacrifices do people commonly make for the sake of a future reward?
Read: Romans 8:12-27 and 1 Corinthians 15:35-44 Pray God blesses your study time together.
How did Paul describe the difference between his present and his future? (Romans 8:18)
What are some of the sufferings a Christian can experience? How does suffering affect our relationship with God?
What aspects of your future, resurrected body most appeals to you and why? (1 Corinthians 15:43-44, 53)
What are the “firstfruits” of the Spirit? (Romans 8:23) How does the Spirit help us in our weakness? (Romans 8:26)
What has God done for us in Christ that can help make our groaning and suffering bearable now? (Psalm 122:1)
What counsel would you give a Christian who has grown weary in a troubled world waiting for the glory to come?
For what can you ask the Holy Spirit’s help this week?