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Session 4: Foundations of the Gospel

In this session, you will discover more about what the Bible has to say about the Gospel and what Christ’s death accomplished for us.

Heart of a Leader

  1. What are you learning about abiding in Christ? How are you practicing abiding through His Word, prayer, obedience, PCS, relationships and fellowship?
  2. In what areas of your life do you find it challenging to obey God?
  3. What unresolved conflict do you have?
  4. In what areas are you believing God by faith, beyond your own ability?

Celebration of Faithfulness

  • Share what has happened since the last meeting. Ask them to relate it to goals from the last meeting.

Iron on Iron: Sharpening Myself and Others

Proverbs 27:17 “As iron sharpens iron, one man sharpens another.”

  1. What is going well?
  2. What is not going well? What obstacles are you facing?
  3. What are possible solutions from the other group members?
  4. What do you need to do to add the missing characteristics into each group?
  5. Where will you start a new group or church this month?

I will ____________ by ____________

Discovery Bible Study – The Gospel

Section 1: Our Problem

God’s wrath at sin: Romans 1:18-25; Col 3:5-6; Ephesians 2:3

Separation from God and need for a Savior: Romans 3:23; John 3:19-20; Ephesians 2:12

The Law exposes our guilt: Romans 3:20; Romans 7:7; Galatians 3:21-23

The penalty (wage) of sin: Romans 1:32; Romans 6:23

  • What caught your attention? (or What did you like best?) Why?


Section 2: God’s Solution

Christ paid the penalty: Romans 5:7-8; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 3:18

God provides the way: John 3:16-18; Romans 6:23

Not because of doing good things: Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7

Good works after Salvation: Ephesians 2:10; Titus 2:14

  • What caught your attention? (or What did you like best?) Why?
  • Why does salvation as a gift glorify God instead of man?
  • How is this different from the way of salvation taught in your previous religion?


Section 3: The Gospel

The Gospel message: Luke 24:45-48; 1 Cor 15:1-8

No other message: Romans 1:16; Galatians 1:6-9; 2 Thessalonians 1:8

Affirmation of the Gospel’s truth, appearing to more than 500: Romans 1:1-4; 1 Corinthians 15:6

Affirmation of the Gospel’s truth, prophecy fulfilled:

  • Genesis 3:15, (which was written around 1,500 BC)
  • Psalm 22:17, (which was written around 1,000 BC)
  • Isaiah 53:12, (which was written around 550 BC)
    • What caught your attention? (or What did you like best?) Why?
    • Discuss how receiving and proclaiming the gospel has brought joy to each participant.