Week 4 questions:
In 5:1, Paul writes that we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. What does that mean to you?
In 5:2, Paul talks about the “grace in which we stand”. With these words, what is he trying to tell us?
How can our sufferings bring joy to us?
How does God’s love produce hope in your life?
In 5:6-11, we are told that Christ died for the ungodly, the sinner, and his enemies. These terms characterize us. What motivates this kind of love?
In 5:21, how does grace reign through righteousness and what does word “reign” imply about grace?
Week 3 Questions: Romans 3:21-4:25
In 3:21, the two words “but now” mark a turning point in Romans. How so?
In 3:21-26, three great Christian words (or concepts) are mentioned: justification, redemption and propitiation. Do you understand how each of these important concepts apply to you? How are they received into your life?
In 3:26, how had God passed over former sins and how does this show his righteousness in the present time?
In 3:27, what are some sources of our boasting? Is there any basis for our boasting?
How do you personally define the kind of faith that Paul is talking about in 3:21-31?
In 3:31, how does our faith uphold the law?
How does the example of Abraham in chapter 4 demonstrate the principles Paul discusses in 3:21-31?
Why was Abraham’s faith counted to him as righteousness? How does this apply to us?
Why does Paul say that God’s wrath is revealed against the ungodliness and unrighteousness of men?
What are some excuses we make for our lack of belief in God?
What are the consequences for our lack of belief?
How do our bad choices become a “slippery slope”?
Why do we so quickly judge others?
Why is true repentance so important?
In Romans 2:6-10, Paul demonstrates that there are two pathways for us to follow. Which one are you traveling?
A thought question for you from Romans 2:11-29: Of what value is circumcision for the Jew or by direct application to us--baptism for the Christian?
Have you honestly come to terms in your own heart with why you so desperately need God’s grace?
First Week Questions (Romans 1:1-17)
Paul identifies himself in 1:1. Why are the words that he uses to do this important?
Any thoughts about Paul’s brief description of the gospel in 1:2-6?
What reasons did Paul give for wanting to visit Rome in 1:8-14?
Why would Paul say that he is not ashamed of the gospel in 1:16?
What does Paul mean when says the gospel is the “power of God” that brings salvation to everyone who believes in 1:16?
Why does Paul say “first to the Jew, then to the Gentile” in 1:16?
How does the gospel reveal the “righteousness of God” in 1:17?