For those of us who have attended church for a long time and claim to be Christians, it is still a result of indwelling sin that we find ourselves taking pride in certain actions or abstaining from certain actions. Identify and name ways that you find yourself taking pride in your behaviour or performance. Practice confessing those things in your community group discussions.
In Romans 3:10-18, Paul quotes the Old Testament and tells us of our condition apart from Christ. Even as Christians, those who have put their faith and trust in Christ, we can still see sin in our lives where we are guilty of these accusations. Identify ways in your life that you are guilty of faithlessness, doubt, bitterness, hate, deception, etc.
Does the concept of Total Depravity (i.e. there is no good in us at all) push you to look to gratitude and humility for the nished work of Christ on your behalf or does it push you to shame and attempts to hide, cover up and make excuses your actions?
What for you is the most helpful/challenging thing from this text or the sermon on it?