Romans 8:22–23 – “I Wish Upon a Star” – Kerry Kaino

Discussion Questions:

1. What have your experiences been of gazing at the stars at night?

2. How does the “groaning in labor pains” mentioned by Paul in verse 2 differ from the groaning in the despair and anxiety too often experienced in the world?

3. What does it mean to have the “first fruits of the Spirit”? What are those “first fruits”?

4. How would you describe the “wait” in verse 23? Is it difficult? Easy? Why or why not?

5. What is included in God’s gift to us of “adoption” (v. 23)?