Thoughts of John

What is on my mind.

Bible Study on Romans: God Gave Them Over, Pt 2: Romans 1:24-25

Summary: God’s condemnation of man is justified. Man suppresses God’s truth, ignores God’s revelation, and perverts God’s glory. As a result, man is abandoned to the natural consequences of his own actions.

1. A. What are the two descriptions of idolatry in verse 25?

B. What is an idol? What is idolatry? What does it mean to worship?

C. Scott mentioned “technology” as an example of something that can become an idol. How? What else can become an idol in our lives?

2. A. What does God think about idolatry (see Hab. 2:18-20)?

B. God tells us not to make images for ourselves to worship (Deut. 4:15-19). Scripture also tells us that Jesus Christ is the image of God (2 Cor. 4:4; Col. 1:15). Why then is it OK to worship Jesus Christ?

C. Why should we hate idolatry (consider your answer to ‘B’ above (see also Heb. 1:3), and also see Ps. 115:1-8, particularly verse 8).

3. A. Defend or refute the following statement: “We become like the thing we worship.”

B. Where do you see this illustrated in Scripture (positively and negatively)?

C. Privately list the 3 most important things or people in your life. Where does Jesus Christ fit in this list? Where should He be? How will you go about giving Him top priority?

4. A. What are we to do about idolatry (see Jer. 9:23-24); 10:6-16; 2 Cor. 4:6)?

B. What is the glory of God (see 1 Cor. 4:6)?

C. Instead of idols, who should be the focal point of our lives, and why?

5. A. Read Daniel chapter 3 and discuss the “test of loyalty” that the three Hebrews faced.

B. How did they respond to the test?

C. What encouragement can you gain from their encounter?

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December 4, 2009 - Posted by | Bible, Bible Study, Biblical Interpretation, Book of Romans, Christian, Christianity, God, Jesus, New Testament, Religon, Romans, Theology

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