What do you think that Paul means when he says that we are “debtors”?  (8:12)  If we are not debtors to the flesh, then who are we debtors to?  (Romans 6:15-18)  How do we reconcile this reality (our indebtedness) with the reality that we are free in Christ?  (Galatians 5:1)

What does it mean to “live according to the flesh”?  (8:13)  How can we guard against this in our lives?

What does 8:13-16 tell us about the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of a believer?

What is the difference between slavery and sonship?  What is the difference between “the spirit of slavery” and “the Spirit of adoption as sons”?  (8:15)

How does the Holy Spirit help us, as Christians, to have assurance of salvation?  (8:16)

Why do you think that we have to suffer with Jesus now in order to experience glory with Jesus in eternity?

What does it look like to suffer well as a Christian?  How can we be cultivating that ability in our lives?