1. OPENING PRAYER – Ask one person to open the meeting in prayer.
  2. GROWTH QUESTIONS – Ask everyone the Growth Questions.
  3. ATTENDANCE – Take attendance through the DG Attendance System.
  4. TODAY’S LESSON – Go over this week’s DG lesson.
  5. GIVING – Encourage everyone to give on the App.
  6. CLOSING PRAYER – Ask for prayer requests and pray.
GROWTH QUESTION #1Who would like to share a highlight, praise report, or testimony from this week?
GROWTH QUESTION #2What did you learn from this week’s sermon?
GROWTH QUESTION #3What was your most important accomplishment this week?



Romans 5:18-21 NLT – 18 Yes, Adam’s one sin brings condemnation for everyone, but Christ’s one act of righteousness brings a right relationship with God and new life for everyone. 19 Because one person disobeyed God, many became sinners. But because one other person obeyed God, many will be made righteous. 20 God’s law was given so that all people could see how sinful they were. But as people sinned more and more, God’s wonderful grace became more abundant. 21 So just as sin ruled over all people and brought them to death, now God’s wonderful grace rules instead, giving us right standing with God and resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

INTERACTIVE QUESTIONSWhat did you learn from what we just read?
  • One sin led to the condemnation of all men and women. (v. 18-19)
  • DEFINITION – condemnation (katakrima): a state of judgment, judged worthy of punishment, sentenced to death, the misery of one found guilty
  • In breaking God’s command not to eat from the tree in the garden, Adam introduced sin and death to the world. This sin took root in every person that has been born since.
  • The Bible makes it clear that we are not only born into a sinful state, but we all have become sinners as well.

Romans 3:23 NLT “For all have sinned…”

  • All of us, apart from Jesus, are stuck in a sinful state, condemned to die, miserable, and worthy of judgment.
INTERACTIVE QUESTIONSWhy do you think Adam disobeyed God in the garden and chose to eat that forbidden fruit?
  • While Adam’s sin brought condemnation to all men and women, the righteous act of Jesus Christ brings justification to all who receive it. (v. 18-19)
  • DEFINITION – justification (dikaiōsis): the act of God declaring men free from guilt and acceptable to him, declared innocent and acquitted of guilt
  • Jesus died so that we could be declared free from guilt and accepted into right relationship with God.

1 Peter 3:18 (CEV) – Christ died once for our sins. An innocent person died for those who are guilty. Christ did this to bring you to God, when his body was put to death and his spirit was made alive.

  • Through His death, Jesus did what we could never do for ourselves. He paid the price to free us from guilt and made a way for us to be right with God.
  • Anyone who puts their faith in Jesus will be saved from condemnation!

Romans 8:1 NLT “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus”

INTERACTIVE QUESTIONSWhat do you think made Jesus willing to pay the price for us? Why would an innocent person choose to die for the guilty?
  • God’s law was given so that we all could see how sinful we really are. (v. 20)
  • The law condemns us and makes it clear that we are guilty and deserving of punishment.
  • Our inability to keep the law, even when we want to, proves that sin has been our ruler. (v. 21)
  • But something changed forever when Jesus died and resurrected! The grace of God can now rule over us instead!
  • DEFINITION – grace (charis) – the merciful kindness by which God turns souls to Christ, keeps, strengthens, and increases them in Christian faith, knowledge, and affection

John 1:16-17 NLT “Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.”

  • We no longer have to be subject to sin! We can be saved, have eternal life and right standing with God through the WONDERFUL grace of Jesus Christ!
INTERACTIVE QUESTIONSWhat’s so wonderful about God’s grace?
CLOSING QUESTIONWhat is one thing from today’s lesson that you will apply this week?


God commands us to be generous to the needy.

Deuteronomy 15:7-8 (NLT)
7 “But if there are any poor Israelites in your towns when you arrive in the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not be hard-hearted or tightfisted toward them. 8 Instead, be generous and lend them whatever they need.

Encourage everyone to give their tithes and offerings.


QUESTION #1Who are you praying for to be saved?
QUESTION #2Who can you invite to the next meeting?
QUESTION #3What are your prayer requests?