• How do you think the law arouses sinful passions?
  • Have you ever felt the law arouse sinful passions in your life?
  • In what ways can you identify with Paul’s failure to do the things he wants to do and his failure to avoid the things he doesn’t want to do?
  • Have you ever felt wretched because of your sin? How did you resolve this feeling?
  • As we come closer to Jesus, why do we perceive ourselves as more sinful? Or less sinful?
  • Why doesn’t this perception change happen to some people? How can we help?
  • How does developing an accurate perception of our sinfulness lead to discouragement?
  • Is there someone you can encourage this week? Who is it, and how?