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Bible Study on Romans: Introductions to Romans 9-11: Romans 9:1-3

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Overview: Paul has established his case for the gospel as the power of God by the might of His grace: wicked, God-rejecting, helpless sinners are transformed. Believers are justified and established in God’s righteousness, so that we become obedient, Christ-honoring, Spirit-dependent overcomers of sin and trials. Now Paul turns a corner and applies the faithful and sovereign grace of God to Israel. By the sovereign powers of His mercy, He keeps His promises to save and establish the nation Israel.

1. A. Find a summary statement for Paul’s first main point in Romans 1:18-3:20.

B. How would you describe the extent of our fallen state? Romans 3:9-20

C. Are you prepared to answer this misconception: “How can a loving God ever send a nice person to hell?” Ecc. 7:20, Rom. 3:19-20, 2 Thess. 1:6-9, Isa. 33:14, Matt. 25:41

2. A. Find a summary statement for the good news in Rom. 3:21-8:39.

B. How would you describe the extent of our justification? Rom. 3:21-26, 4:25-5:2, 6:17-18, 8:1-4, 8:14-17, 8:28-39

C. Is your security in Christ strong? How would you identify a confident, vibrant faith in the Lord Jesus? John 15:10-11, Rom. 4:18-24

3. A. How are the Israelites described in Romans 10:2-3 and 10:21?

B. How would you explain God’s sovereignty, and the way He uses the fallen state of Israel? Rom. 9:10-16, 9:19-21, 11:1-4, 11:11-12, 11:28-36

C. Share some of the wrong things in your life that God has used for the better.

4. A. Identify the concerns that Paul had as stated in Romans 9:1-3.

B. Explain how the sorrow and grief of Paul can be characterized as Christ-like. John 15:13, 2 Cor. 1:6-8.

C. Solid and healthy, victorious Christians can and do suffer grief over lost souls. A heart for the lost is the heart of God. What about you? Do you share in the burden for the lost, and how does this show?

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August 28, 2010 Posted by | Bible, Bible Study, Biblical Interpretation, Book of Romans, Christian, Christianity, God, Holy Spirit, Jesus, New Testament, Religon, Romans, Theology | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

   

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