Group Discussion Guide: Redeeming Law

Lesson 2 — Stewards of Varied Grace

  1. For some folks, the notion of a “Christian lawyer” may sound like an oxymoron. And it isn’t easy to reconcile Christian faith with the practice of law out in the real world.

    • How have you understood the relationship between your faith and the practice of law? Has it been difficult to reconcile these two commitments? If so, how come?

    • What are some of the obstacles to thinking and acting Christianly in your specific area of law?

    • Before going any further, try to answer the following question in one sentence: What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus in the practice of law?
       

  2. Mike argues that, according to 1 Peter 4:10–11, each believer has been given a gift as a “steward of God’s varied grace.”

    • What is your legal expertise? In what ways are you using this expertise in service of God’s gracious purposes in the world? In what ways are you failing to do so?

    • Think about your day-to-day practice of law. To whom is your primary responsibility?

    • Why did you go into law in the first place? How has the actual practice of law changed your original sense of calling to the field? How might it impact your attitude toward your work to think of yourself as a conduit of God’s grace?