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Romans Bible Study: Justification By Faith, Pt 2: Romans 3:23-24

Summary: God’s justification of those who believe is provided freely by His grace. The basis or ground for this justification is the shed blood of Jesus Christ. The cost to Him was His beloved Son; to us it if free.

1. A. What is the context of these two verses?

B. What is the significance of verse 23 in this context? (Rom. 5:12;2:12-21) What does it mean to fall short?

C. When did you realize that verse 23 applied to you, too (or have you yet?)

2. A. What is the foundational principle of justification by faith?

B. What is grace (see Rom. 11:6; Eph. 2:4-9)?

C. Why is it important to understand God’s grace personally?

3. A. What’s said about redemption in this context?

B. What is redemption? (See Lk 2:28; Rom. 8:23; I Cor. 1:30; Eph. 1:7, 14; 4:30)

C. How does this passage help us to see things from God’s perspective? How does it contrast to man’s usual perspective? How does this contrast emphasize the significance of what God’s grace and redemption mean to us?

4. A. What keeps people from accepting God’s free gift in Christ?

B. It is more difficult to accept Christ in our culture today than when Paul wrote Romans. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Why?

C. Discuss ways to present the gospel to people in your personal areas of influence.

For a discussion on this Bible Study go to the discussion forum: Active Bible Study or leave a comment.

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January 29, 2010 - Posted by | Bible, Bible Study, Biblical Interpretation, Book of Romans, Christian, Christianity, Church, God, Jesus, New Testament, Romans, Theology

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