• What did Paul mean by glorying in the cross and what might that look like in our life?
  • How should the system of sacrifices be considered in the light of Jesus’ sacrifice and the assertion of Scripture that the cross has put an end to it (Dan. 9:27; Heb. 10:18)?
  • What is the role of sacrifice in the life of the believer?
  • What did Jesus mean when He said that we need to take our cross and follow Him (Matt. 16:24)?
  • What did the apostle Paul mean when he said that we should offer our bodies as “a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God” (Rom. 12:1, ESV)?
  • What is the relationship between the instructions of Jesus and Paul (Matt. 16:24; Rom. 12:1) and Hebrews 13:15, 16?
  • How can we better experience the Cross-given benefits in Christ?
  • Why is the two-phase ministry of Jesus so important for you today?