Paul is systematically and comprehensively addressing some of the hardest questions of our faith in Chapter Nine. Discuss with your group your understanding of the doctrine of grace. How has your understanding of grace changed over time? How has this truth changed you?
Paul talks about the anguish in his heart over the lost people of Israel. How have you felt those feelings for the lost people around you? In what ways do you find it difficult to trust God with their salvation?
We cannot extend to others what we do not have ourselves. In what ways do you struggle to accept and experience God’s grace in your life? In what ways do you feel that this keeps you from being able to love others and extend grace to them? What does this look like in your day to day life?