WELLSPRING

SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP | 9 + 11 AM

SMALL GROUP STUDY QUESTIONS

Here are the study questions for the book "What is the Gospel" from 9 Marks.

INTRODUCTION and CHAPTER ONE • FINDING THE GOSPEL IN THE BIBLE

  1. Write down in simple terms the Gospel message (at the end of this study let’s do this again, and see what we learned).
  2. What kinds of false or incomplete Gospels have you heard in your life?
  3. How central should the Gospel be in the life of Wellspring Church?
  4. If you were asked to show someone “the Gospel” in the Bible; where would you take them?
  5. To whom are all people accountable? Why is this so important?
  6. What is the great problem that mankind needs to deal with, above all others?
  7. What is God’s solution to that problem?
  8. Why is this good news, and why is it important to me?

CHAPTER TWO • GOD THE RIGHTEOUS CREATOR

  1. Do you feel as if you have a large enough view of God? Discuss.
  2. What are some common misconceptions that we or our friends have about the nature and Character of God?
  3. Read Genesis 1:26-27. What implication does this truth have on our lives?
  4. Are we autonomous beings? If not, who do all people answer to?  
  5. Read Exodus 34:6-7: How many sins will God leave unpunished? 
  6. Read Habakkuk 1:13: To what level will God execute His Justice?  

CHAPTER THREE • MAN THE SINNER

  1. Do you view sin more like a "traffic ticket" or more like "treason". Discuss (Be honest ;-)
  2. Considering God's great generosity in creation, how offensive is sin?
  3. Read Romans 3:23 & Romans 3:10: Who is a sinner, who is good?
  4. Read Isaiah 59:2. Discuss.
  5. What is the solution to this problem?

CHAPTER FOUR • JESUS CHRIST THE SAVIOR

  1. When understanding/sharing the Gospel, how important is it to understand the “bad news” before we hear/share the Good news?
  2. Why must Jesus be fully man to save us?
  3. Why must Jesus be fully God to save us?
  4. Read Isaiah 53:4-5: How is this the heart of the Gospel?
  5. Read Romans 8:33:34: Discuss the power of the resurrection, and what it means for us.

CHAPTER FIVE • RESPONSE, FAITH and REPENTANCE

  1.  What is faith? (Hint: trust)
  2. Read Romans 4:18-21: As a Christian, what are we having faith in Christ for? What are we believing that he will do?
  3. Read Acts 26:20: What is repentance?
  4. How can a person know if they are saved? Read Luke 6:43-45