Paul points out in this passage that the Jews had been trusting in their morality, and in their circumcision for their salvation. What areas of your life do you tend to do the same, and why?
What are some standards that you hold others to, but struggle to hold yourself to? Why do you hold this standard for you and others, and why have you found it so difficult to meet yourself?
How does the gospel apply to those standards and your ability to hold them?
Have you experienced people rejecting God because of the hypocrisy of someone who claims to be a Christ follower? Share a story or two. How did you respond? Were you able to use your life to recommend God? If so, share about the experience.
How can we protect the process of sanctification from turning into moralism?