1 Corinthians 15:10 | 20 Questions

Read the scripture. Pick two questions for reflection and prayer.

“But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect.” — Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:1

  1. Generally speaking, what does it mean when one person show’s grace to another?
  2. Being as specific as you can, what is God’s grace?
  3. What do you know about Paul’s past life, before he experienced the grace of God?
  4. Paul knew his identity—past, present, and future. In just a few words, who are you?
  5. Can you make the same claim–that you are who you are because of the grace of God? Why or why not?
  6. How would you complete this sentence? “By the _______________ I am what I am?”
  7. What are all the factors that determine, define, and influence a person’s identity?
  8. What demonstrates or reveals a person’s identity?
  9. Is identity easy to change? Why or why not?
  10. How does a change in identity occur?
  11. What are some internal and external factors that can help change identity?
  12. Assuming it’s had an effect on you personally, how has God’s grace impacted your life?
  13. How can you make God’s grace a regular part of your life…daily, weekly?
  14. What happens when you go too long without experiencing God’s grace?
  15. God’s grace had a powerful effect on Paul’s life. What can keep a person from being impacted by God’s grace?
  16. Do you ever feel like you don’t deserve God’s grace? Why or why not?
  17. How would you respond to this statement: “Grace is always undeserved”?
  18. Who is someone in your life with whom you have a difficult time showing grace? Why?
  19. Is grace necessary for human relationships? Why or why not?
  20. In your experience, how is being forgiven by others powerful?