Bible Study

Don’t just take our word for it . . . take His! We would encourage you to spend time examining the following Scriptures that shaped this sermon: Romans 5.6-17; John 3.16-21.

Sermon Outline

  1. What is the purpose of Lent?
  2. How does Paul describe our condition apart from Christ?
  3. How does Paul describe our condition in Christ?
  4. What is my response?

Discussion Questions

  • How can Lent be observed in a spiritually healthy manner?
  • Why is it important to consider our natural condition?
  • How does Paul’s description of human life apart from Christ sit with you? Why?
  • What do you think of the comment that God’s anger toward our sin is actually and expression of his love for us?
  • If you are in Christ, what change(s) has He wrought in your life?
  • What do you make of Paul’s description of our life in Christ?
  • What is your response to these passages?

Resources Cited/Consulted

  • BST: The Message of John: Bruce Milne
  • TNTC: John: Colin Kruse
  • BST: The Message of Romans: John R.W. Stott
  • TNTC: Romans: David Garland
  • Men Made New: John R.W. Stott


Do you have a question about today’s sermon? Email Steve Wood (SWood@StAndrews.Church).

Audio and Video

You can listen to the sermon by using the player below or via the St Andrew’s Sermon Podcast on iTunes and Spotify.