Thoughts of John

What is on my mind.

Romans Bible Study: God’s Word Has Not Failed: Romans 9:1-13

1. A. How does Paul describe his heart in Romans 9:1-3?

B. Explain how the sorrow and grief of Paul can be characterized as Christ-like. What did he actually do about it? John 15:13, Acts 17:1-3, 19:8-10, 24:16, Rom. 16:19, 2 Cor. 1:6-8

C. A heart for the lost is the heart of God. What about you? What things do you allow to interfere with having a burden for the lost? How are you preparing yourself to be a witness for others? 1 Chr. 16:10-11, 1 Peter 3:15, 1 John 2:15-16

2. A. What were the Jewish privileges mentioned by Paul in Romans 9:4-5?

B. Explain what these had to do with eternal life. Romans 9:30-10:4

C. What are you trusting in for your salvation? Family or lineage? Church or religion? Your own works or merit? How about Jesus Christ? John 14:6, 1 Peter 3:18

3. A. How is Jesus identified in Romans 9:5, as a man or as God?

B. Explain how we know Jesus Christ as both God and man. Luke 2:41-52, John 1:1, 14, 8:53-59, Phil. 2:10-11, Heb. 1:1-4

C. Your perception of Christ will determine the way you respond to Him. Do you follow Him as your rightful Master? John 10:27-30, Romans 8:14

4. A. Does unbelief affect the word of God according to Romans 9:6-8?

B. How do we know that God’s word never fails? Num. 23:19, Ps.119:89-90, Matt. 24:35, 2 Tim. 3:16

C. Do you really believe God? Do your priorities and decisions each day reflect this? How so?

5. A. What activities of God do you observe in Romans 9:8-13?

B. Explain the “children of promise” and what God’s choice has to do with it. Deut. 7:6-9, Rom. 9:11, Eph. 1:4, 2 Timothy 1:9, Titus 2:13-14

C. Do you respect the sovereignty of God? Either way, what does this tell you about your own heart? Prov. 15:33, Jer. 17:9, Rom. 9:20

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

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February 19, 2011 - Posted by | Bible, Bible Study, Biblical Interpretation, Book of Romans, Christian, Christianity, Church, God, Holy Spirit, Jesus, New Testament, Religon, Theology | , , , , , ,

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