Read Romans 7:14-25
In the first step, we admit our powerlessness over our addiction. How does Paul do that in this passage?
What does Paul mean when he says, “it is sin living in me” (vv. 17, 20)
Define what you think about “sin”?
From your experience, are Paul’s words here an accurate description of human nature? Why or why not?
Paul is able to admit that he has a sinful nature. Why is it, then, that Christians sometimes find it so hard to “own” their own sin (or addiction)?
What are some of the ways that you have denied your problems in the past?
Illustrate from your own experience what Paul means when he says, “What I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do..”
In what ways has Christ been a source of hope for you in dealing with your struggle (see verse 25), or how could he bring such hope?
Close with a time of prayer for the needs that have been expressed in this discussion.