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Discuss with a Friend Talk with a partner – one of you recap Romans chapter 1, the other recap Romans chapter 2.
The Book of Romans Bellaire Auditorium Class: March – May 2019
After today, students will be able to… Identify one objection that Paul brings up in chapter 3 (and the answer) Recall the psalm (context) which says “that You may be justified in your words” Explain the purpose of the litany of passages quoted about sin. Define “works of the Law” by which “no one will be justified. ”
Romans 2: 17 - 3: 20 As we read: Ch. 1 -2 is leading to a big conclusion in 3: 9 -20. What is it? 3: 1 -8 is an aside to address possible objections. What are they?
Dealing with Objections (Romans 3: 1 -8) 1. Is there any advantage to being a Jew? (3: 1) 2. Does the Jews’ unbelief nullify God’s faithfulness? (3: 3) 3. Is God unrighteous to inflict wrath on the Jews? (3: 5) 4. If my sin glorifies God, let’s do evil to bring good! (3: 7 -8) Discuss in your group: 1) Explain the objection and 2) What is Paul’s response?
Psalm 51 Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; According to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity And cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgressions, And my sin is ever before me. Against You, You only, I have sinned And done what is evil in Your sight, So that You are justified when You speak And blameless when You judge.
What the Law Says (Romans 3: 9 -20) 3: 9 – Are we better than they? 3: 10 -18 – As it is written…
Romans 3: 10 -18 “THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NOT EVEN ONE; THERE IS NONE WHO UNDERSTANDS, THERE IS NONE WHO SEEKS FORG OD; Psalm ALL HAVE TURNED ASIDE, TOGETHER THEY HAVE 14/53 BECOME USELESS; THERE IS NONE WHO DOES GOOD, THERE IS NOT EVEN ONE. ” “THEIR THROAT IS AN OPEN GRAVE, Psalm 5 WITH THEIR TONGUES THEY KEEP DECEIVING, ” Psalm 140 “THE POISON OF ASPS IS UNDER THEIR LIPS”; “WHOSE MOUTH IS FULL OF CURSING AND Psalm 10 BITTERNESS”; Proverbs 1 “THEIR FEET ARE SWIFT TO SHED BLOOD, Isaiah 59 DESTRUCTION AND MISERY ARE IN THEIR PATHS, Psalm AND THE PATH OF PEACE THEY HAVE NOT KNOWN. ” 36
What the Law Says (Romans 3: 9 -20) 3: 9 – Are we better than they? 3: 10 -18 – As it is written… 3: 19 – What is the point of quoting all these passages? Conclusion (3: 20): No one can be justified through works of the Law.
Psalm 143 Hear my prayer, O LORD, Give ear to my supplications! Answer me in Your faithfulness, in Your righteousness! And do not enter into judgment with Your servant, For in Your sight no man living is righteous.
‘Works of the Law’? (Romans 3: 20) What is “the Law”? What has been Paul’s argument up to this point in the book? What works distinguished Jews from Gentiles? “Works of the Law” – keeping the customs of the Law of Moses, especially circumcision, Sabbath, and food laws
After today, are you able to…? Identify one objection that Paul brings up in chapter 3 (and his answer) Recall the psalm (& context) which says “that You may be justified in your words” Explain the purpose of the litany of passages quoted about sin. Define “works of the Law” by which “no one will be justified. ”
The Book of Romans Next: Week 4, Romans 3: 21 – 4: 25
What is Romans all about? Doctrine ch. 1 -11 Practice ch. 12 -15
Goals for studying Romans To rejoice in the brilliant plan of God—revealed in Scripture—to unite all peoples in Christ. To love one another as brothers and sisters in spite of our differences. To understand the gospel and its power to save everyone who trusts in Jesus. To grow in the obedience of faith regardless of the opposition we face here and now.
Outline of the Book of Romans Chapters 1 -4: The gospel reveals God’s righteousness. Chapters 5 -8: The gospel creates a new humanity. Chapters 9 -11: The gospel fulfills the promises to Israel. Chapters 12 -16: The gospel unifies the church.
What chapter of Romans? 1. I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For the wrath of God is revealed against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men… 2. Do you suppose, O man, when you pass judgment … and do the same, that you will escape the judgment of God? 3. But now apart from the Law the righteousness of God has been manifested…