ROMANS CHAPTER 3 THOUGHT QUESTIONS

Posted: 05/12/2013 by whocantopit in Bible Lessons

The Faithfulness Of God, Romans Chapter 3:1-20

1.  Why do you feel Paul refers to Jews as, they?
2.  How would you feel if you were entrusted with the very words of God?
3.  In verses 3-8, Paul discusses our unrighteousness bringing out God’s righteousness.   What do you feel he means by this? Take a white piece of paper and put it in front of something that is off-white. Now take the same white piece of paper and put it in front of something dark.   Has the white paper become more white, or does it appear that way?
4.  Who do you feel, according to Paul, is righteous?
5.  Try to reconcile verses 10-18 with jesus’ statement that our righteousness must exceed that of the scribes and Pharisees or we will not enter heaven.   Explain how you feel these statements can both be the true word of God.
6.  Many have suggested that the purpose of the Law is to give us a code of behavior fitting for the kingdom of God.  Paul declares the real purpose of the Law in verses 19-20, what do you feel he means?

Righteousness By Faith, Romans Chapter 3:21-30:

1.  Describe how you feel verses 21-22 could serve to reconcile the statements that: “there is none righteous”, by Paul and ‘righteousness required to enter heaven’ by Jesus?
2.  What do you feel the term “justified” means as Paul uses it?  If someone is righteous, to they have to be justified?
3.  The dictionary says redeem means to buy back or to be free from captivity by payment of ransom.  How does this apply to how we are justified?
4.  Who is excluded from redemption in verses 23-24?
5.  Why does Paul say Jesus redeemed us? (Vs 25-26)
6.  Have you ever known someone who bragged about their relationship with Christ?  Have you?
7.  What is it, then, that you did which qualified you for your relationship with Christ? Be careful …God is listening!

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