Thoughts of John

What is on my mind.

Bible Study on Romans: The Verdict: Romans 3:9-20

Were “we” (Christians) any better than “they?” (unbelievers)

Why is Paul’s use of old testament scripture important in his argument?

Verses 9-20 have been characterized as Paul’s “closing argument” in the “case” he is presenting. How can it be considered both a closing argument and a verdict?

What words are used in this “indictment” to indicate its extent and/or scope?

List out the 14 indictments of Roman 3:10-18. Read at least 3 of the following passages (Psalm 5, 10, 14, 36, 53, 140 and Isaiah 59:1-8) and list out other phrases from those passages that are similar to the indictments of Romans 3.

What do these old testament passages teach about how man can be rescued from his lowly state (redemption)? How is that similar to today? Based on scripture (Romans 3:15-18) should we be surprised at our world today? How can we use these verses in our witnessing efforts?

What is the last sin listed? (v.18)

Why is there no “fear of God before their eyes?” Find several biblical passages that show the positive results of a healthy “fear of the Lord.” What are those results?

Find several biblical passages that show the negative results of the lack of a “fear of the Lord.” What are those results?

Compare the two lists of results with what you find in your own life. How can you foster a life that fears Him more?

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January 10, 2010 - Posted by | Bible, Bible Study, Biblical Interpretation, Book of Romans, Christian, Christianity, God, Jesus, New Testament, Religon, Romans, Theology

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