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Bible Study on Romans: Dead To Law: Romans 7:1-6

Summary: Paul addresses the identity of believers in Christ. In Ch 6 we are dead to sin and alive to Him. Justification by faith results in obedience by faith. In Ch 7 we are also dead to the Law; we are not bound to any religious system. Instead we belong to Christ, and serve Him from our hearts as our beloved Father.

1. A. What is the main characteristic of justification by faith in Christ, according to Romans 5? How long does it last?

B. For what three reasons is justification by faith made permanent? (Rom.5)

C. How has your character been proven? Are you secure in God’s love and in His grace that overcomes our sins?

2. A. How does Paul want Chrstians to see themselves according to Rom. 6?

B. If “substitution” is the theme of the early chapters of Romans, what is the focus of Chapters 6-8?

C. What is “sanctification?” Explain how it relates to enslaving ourselves to God. (Rom. 1:1; I Thess. 4:1-8; Deut. 10:8; Ps. 4:3; Rom. 12:1-2)

D. Are you set apart for God? Do you conduct yourself as His property? (I Cor. 6:18-20)

3. A. Read Rom. 6:14 and 7:1-3 together. Can a wife continue as the wife if her husband dies? Then what happens?

B. What does our dying to the Law have to do with Jesus Christ? (Rom. 7:4; Gal. 2:19-20, 4:4-7).

C. What did Christ’s death and resurrection do for us regarding the Law?

D. What can we learn from the example of marriage regarding our relationship to Christ and the Law?

4. A For what purpose are we joined to Christ? (Rom. 7:4)

B. Please explain this fruit that Paul talks about. (Gal. 5:22-23; Col. 1:3-6)

C. Are you a “Christian” and not bearing any fruit for God? (John 15:4-6, 15:8; I John. 2:3-5; Matt. 3:5-8; Phil. 2:12-15; II Cor 13:5; James 1:22)

D. Augustine said, “Love God and live any way you like.” Discuss this in terms of living in the freedom of Christ.

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April 12, 2010 - Posted by | Bible, Bible Study, Biblical Interpretation, Book of Romans, Christian, Christianity, God, Jesus, New Testament, Religon, Romans, Theology | , , , , , , , , , ,

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