Topics for 09/06

Please read the passage and be prepared to discuss the topics.
  1. Verse 9 says that those who do not build Christian characteristics are blind--they have forgotten they were  previously forgiven from sins. What does this look like? What are the consequences of having a short spiritual  memory?
  2. Explain the phrase "confirm your calling and election."
  3. Is there a difference in the greeting certain believers get in heaven? Are some people more celebrated upon their arrival?