Catalyst - Known: A 21-Day Journey : Day 2

Day 2:

Key Passage: Romans 7.19

God knows everything about us. It’s crazy that the God of the universe knows what we’re thinking. If we’re honest with ourselves, it can be overwhelming. God hears that intense, internal dialogue we have about someone that really frustrates us. God knows about the junk in our lives. Today, we’ll read about the apostle Paul’s struggle with sin. Scholars differ as to whether Paul’s referring to his current experience or the time just before his conversion. Regardless, let’s dig in and we’ll find we have some things in common with Paul. Contemplating our sin can be like fingernails on a chalkboard. We don’t want to go there, but it makes Christ’s forgiveness and grace even more meaningful.

Main Passage: Romans 7.14-25

Reflection:

  • How can you relate to Paul?
  • How would you describe your battle with sin? What are your tendencies? Journal your thoughts.
  • Identify a mature follower of Christ with whom you can share your battle.
  • Thank the Holy Spirit for making you aware of your sin and for Jesus rescuing you from physical and spiritual death (vv. 24-25).

Tomorrow we’re going to look at what God has done for us in Christ in Romans 8.1-17.

Publisher

We would like to thank Catalyst and the American Bible Society for providing this plan. For more information, please visit: www.catalystconference.com