1. Everybody has problems. What would you say your biggest problem is?
2. Read Romans 3:9 "What shall we conclude then? Do we have any advantage? Not at all! For we have already made the charge that Jews and Gentiles alike are all under the power of sin." What do you think it means to be under the power of sin?
3. Have you ever had someone tell you that you sinned? Why do you think our culture struggles with calling sin a sin?
4. Not understanding the real problem is the real problem of change. Read Romans 3:10 “None is righteous, no, not one;” Sin strips you of your strength. Can you think of things in your life that you do that you know is wrong, yet you still keep doing it?
5. Read Romans 3:11–12. Have you ever looked and someone and asked, “what were they thinking”? Have you ever done something and asked yourself, “what was I thinking”? How does sin distort our way of thinking?
6. Read Romans 3:13. Words have power. They can destroy people completely. Sin dismantles our relationships through words. This is a reality that will be hard for some of you to address. How have you seen words destroy relationships?
7. Read Romans 3:16-18. What happens when we stop fearing God?
8. Sin blinds us to future destruction. Sin keeps us from seeing where the consequences of our sins will take us. Why does the enemy want to hide the consequences of our sin from us?
9. Read Genesis 4:7. What is God telling us here?
10. Read Romans 3:23. Sin separates us from God, who just happens to be our source of life and hope and peace. What is worse than being separated from God?
11. Read Romans 3:19-20. The law is there to make us aware of our sin. Why do we need to be made aware of our sin?
12. Read Romans 3:21-26. We don’t have the power to overcome sin, it’s just too powerful. Accepting that you are a sinner opens you up to accept the fact that you need a Savior. What is the good news in these verses?