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Romans 8:1-17 Questions

Romans 8:1-17 Questions

LED BY THE SPIRIT Romans 8:1-17, Key Verse: 14 “For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.” 1. What declaration does Paul make (1; 7:5-6; 23-25)? How does this relate to the conflict described in the previous chapter? What has God done for “those who are in Christ Jesus,” and how (2-3)? For what goal (4)? 2. How does Paul contrast two ways of living (5-8)? Think about the differences in mindsets, consequences, and…

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Romans 7:1-25 Questions

Romans 7:1-25 Questions

DEAD TO THE LAW; BELONGING TO CHRIST Romans 7:1-25 Key Verse: 4 “So, my brothers and sisters, you also died to the law through the body of Christ, that you might belong to another, to him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God.” 1. To whom is Paul speaking (1)? Why is the law so important in Christian life?1 What terminates the law’s authority over a person? How is the law of marriage an example…

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Romans 6:1-23 Questions

Romans 6:1-23 Questions

UNITED WITH CHRIST FOR NEW LIFE Romans 6:1-23, Key verse 4 “We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.” 1. What question did Paul ask and why (1; 5:20-21)? How did he answer and on what basis (2-4)? Read verse 4. What does baptism symbolize? When are we united with Christ, what happens? What is our…

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Romans 5:1-21 Questions

Romans 5:1-21 Questions

WE HAVE PEACE WITH GOD Romans 5:1-21, Key Verse: 5:1 “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, …” 1. Read verses 1-2. What are the results of being justified through faith? What does it mean to have peace with God? What does it mean to “gain access…into grace” (Eph 3:12; Heb 10:20)? What is our ultimate hope? 2. Read verses 3-5. How has our attitude toward suffering changed, and why? How is God’s…

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Romans 4:1-25 Questions

Romans 4:1-25 Questions

ABRAHAM’S FAITH AND OURS Romans 4:1-25, Key Verse: 4:23, 24 “The words ‘it was credited to him’ were written not for him alone, but also for us, to whom God will credit righteousness—for us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead.” 1. Under what circumstances was Abraham justified, and why is his example so important (3:28; 4:1-3; Gen 15:6)? How do people understand works and wages (4)? How is being justified by faith different (5)? 2. What further…

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Romans 3:1-26 Questions

Romans 3:1-26 Questions

JUSTIFICATION THROUGH FAITH Romans 3:1-26, Key Verse: 3:24 “…and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” 1. Read 3:1-9. How does God show his faithfulness? What is the advantage of being a Jew, or of being born into a Christian home? Does man’s failure to be a steward of his opportunities cancel God’s faithfulness? 2. Read 3:10-20. What is Paul’s conclusion about man’s sinful state? What do the quotations from the Old Testament…

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Romans 2:1-29 Questions

Romans 2:1-29 Questions

GOD’S RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENT Romans 2:1-29, Key Verse: 2:12 “All who sin apart from the law will also perish apart from the law, and all who sin under the law will be judged by the law.” 1. Read 2:1-3. To whom is Paul speaking, and why are they without excuse? What do people who judge others think about themselves? How is God’s judgment different from human judgment? 2. Read 2:4-5. In what way do people show contempt for God? Why is…

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Romans 1:18-32 Questions

Romans 1:18-32 Questions

GOD’S WRATH AGAINST UNRIGHTEOUSNESS Romans 1:18-32, Key Verse: 1:18 “The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness…” 1. Read verse 18. Against what is God’s wrath being revealed? How is the wrath of God related to his righteousness (17)? What does “is being revealed” indicate? How do people respond to the truth? 2. How does God make his invisible qualities plain to people (19-20)?…

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Romans 1:1-17 Questions

Romans 1:1-17 Questions

THE RIGHTEOUS WILL LIVE BY FAITH Romans 1:1-17, Key Verse: 1:17 “For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: ‘The righteous will live by faith.’” 1. Read verses 1-4. What does Paul mean by referring to himself as a servant of Jesus Christ? (1:6; 6:16) As an apostle? What is the gospel of God? How does it prove God’s faithfulness? What can we…

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Ruth 1:1-22 Questions

Ruth 1:1-22 Questions

Naomi and Ruth Ruth 1:1-22, Key Verse 1:16 “But Ruth replied, ‘Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.’” 1. Read verses 1-2. What do these verses teach about the family of Elimelek? About the times in which they lived (Jdg 21:25)? Who were the Moabites and what was their relation to…

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