|Staying in the Word|
Chapter Two, Lesson Three
ADVOCATING CHRIST Page 4
** The perfect tense is used in the phrase "I have been crucified with Christ..", referring to something that happened in the past with continuing influence in the present. What is the theological importance of that statement?
** What impact should that theological truth have in the present, according to Paul's next statement?
** If we wish to be effective for the cause of the gospel, this statement that Paul just made contains the most important factor in a Christian's life, can you put it in your own words?
** If I am not the focus of my daily concerns, then who should be?
** Once Paul had established the pattern of denying himself daily, how did he fill the void that the death of self had created?
** If we want to imitate the faith of Paul by advocating Jesus Christ to all that we meet, what is to be our motivation, what was Paul's motivation?