Conversation Chapters: Chapters 22, 23, & 24
Chapter 22, “Grace May Abound”
Paul has great confidence in his understanding of God’s activity in his life and in the world around him. Is this inspiring or challenging for you? Why?
Chapter 23, “Be Doers of the Word”
Some people see James and Paul to be in conflict: James says that faith without works is “dead” (James 2:17), but Paul says that we are saved by faith alone, apart from works (Romans 3:28). How do you understand the relationship between faith, works (good deeds), and salvation? How does that understanding impact your life and actions?
Chapter 24, “The Alpha and the Omega”
The Book of Revelation (and the Bible as a whole) concludes with an image of a renewed earth. In what ways is the earth in need of renewal? What might your role be in that renewal?