God’s Not Fooled, He Sees a Genuine Heart

God’s Not Fooled, He Sees a Genuine Heart

What is God really looking for anyway? Is He looking for religious behavior, or is there more to it? Pastor Ryan helps us answer these questions from Romans 2:17-29 where we’ll see that “God’s not fooled, He sees a genuine heart”.

Application Questions
Look Back

  1. Reflect over this past week and share any results from following Christ. Share both highlights and challenges you faced.

Look Up
Read Romans 2:17-29

  1. What were the Jews relying on according to this passage? Why were they doing that? What was the problem?
  2. How can someone’s actions cause God’s name to be blasphemed? Share any examples from your life where you have experienced this.
  3. How was circumcision being used in this passage? Why was that a problem? What are modern day parallels to this?
  4. What is God really looking for? Why?
  5. How can we truly follow God with a sincere heart? What does that look like in your life? How can that be communicated to others?

Look Ahead

  1. What action step is God calling you to take based on this passage? Share your plan for action.