These questions must be interpreted in context or much difficulty arises. Now it may be suggested, If all our sin be so far from overthrowing God’s honour that it commends it, and his ends are secured, so that there is no harm done, is it not unjust for God to punish our sin and unbelief so severely? This is the first of four selections from this important Pauline letter. What does the phrase that “every mouth may be closed” mean? 10. The Law, both the written and unwritten one, make it so we have no excuse. If that argument is true how could God judge the world? There is not one person who has a righteous character or upright deeds. 4. The scriptures are the oracles of God: they are a divine revelation, they come from heaven, are of infallible truth, and of eternal consequence as oracles. Give some examples from the Bible. What David said in his haste (Ps 116:11), that all men are liars, Paul here asserts deliberately. But as Paul did we still struggle between our old and new nature. Truth- God’s truthful nature is contrasted with men’s deceit and lies. 1. 3. The former objection is repeated and prosecuted (v. 7-8), for proud hearts will hardly be beaten out of their refuge of lies, but will hold fast the deceit. (I am using a human argument.) Romans Chapter 5 Questions. Jesus' blood offered by God as a propitiation through faith (25a) 3. We cannot save ourselves and we fall short. What if some didn’t have faith in God? As to date? Copyright ?1991 by Hendrickson Publishers, Inc.). A Role. Elijah. 4. 1. L et’s take a close look at Romans chapter 3 and study it together and add some personal commentary to it. The BFF New Testament Bible Digital Library has all the Roman study and advanced study questions (as above) plus all of BFF's Bible resources. The questions contain minimal human commentary, but instead urge students to study to understand Scripture. (1. Get thee behind me, Satan; never entertain such a thought. 3. Study Questions on Romans INTRODUCTORY STUDIES 1. 2. Who do we have peace with God through? Materials may be copied and used for Bible study purposes. Romans 3:1-8, which is difficult because the discussion is abbreviated so that it is difficult to trace the contours of the argument. What information is available as to authorship? What follows in Romans 3:9 provides the proper context: He had said that the universal guilt and corruption of mankind gave occasion to the manifestation of God’s righteousness in Jesus Christ. If man never sinned, we would not have a contrast point with God. Is this true? Why not say- as some slander us and claim we say- “Let us sin that good may result.” They deserve their condemnation. BFF is now on Facebook! Being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets reminds us that there is still continuity with God’s work in former times. God’s Righteousness in the Death of Jesus (Rom. 6. Then discuss the questions that follow. Objection 1 – If the playing field is level and Jews and Greeks alike are both lost, is there then no benefit to God’s special choosing of the Jews? Visit our library of inductive Bible studies for more in depth inductive studies on this and other books of the Bible you can use in your small group. Not at all! There was a rule in the prison high school that no one could sleep in class. The argument is much the same with that of Abraham (Gen 18:25): Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right? Romans 3:28. Not to be sold. Over 50,000 words of in depth discovery questions, teaching points, and applications cover each chapter in 23 lessons. It doesn’t matter what we do, God remains faithful. You can download it as a nicely formatted eBook (regular print size - pdf). 2 Timothy 2:13, Hebrews 13:5, Romans 11:1-6, Nehemiah 9:13-18, Romans 9:6, Romans 10:16, 2 Timothy 2:13, Definitely not! We are still responsible for our actions. As he continues in this imaginary debate Paul will ask a series of anticipated questions followed by a series of responses. Paul has just about finished demonstrating that all men have sinned. Conclusion- One of God’s chief attributes is righteousness or holiness. 1. … 2. Visit our library of inductive Bible studies for more in depth inductive studies on this and other books of the Bible you can use in your small group. Therefore their damnation is just; and, whatever excuses of this kind they may now please themselves with, they will none of them stand good in the great day, but God will be justified in his proceedings, and all flesh, even the proud flesh that now lifts up itself against him, shall be silent before him. Object. (DOC) What do the following verses reveal concerning the relationship between “the Law” and “justified by faith”? ), God’s holiness- (In Christ we can follow this example and have victory over sin, but we will make occasional mistakes.). Are the Jews any better? A righteousness through faith in Jesus (22a) 3. Paul has just about finished demonstrating that all men have sinned. For example, the Jews who turned the temple into a place of business gave Jesus the opportunity to drive them out and show His zeal for the temple and His holiness. It is not for us to arraign the proceedings of such an absolute Sovereign. Will their doubt affect God’s faithfulness? These questions would have one ask, "What does it mean? How does man gain this righteousness if he so desires to? What reason do they give? This in no way excuses us from our responsibility. What will happen to those who practice it? The Book of Romans. Therefore God will finally wipe away our sin once we get to heaven. 2 Peter 3:15 - And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul (BELOVED BROTHER PAUL) also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; His purpose in this section is to make it unquestionably clear why the Gospel is as he described it in 1:16,17. For then how shall God judge the world? Copyright ?1991 by Hendrickson Publishers, Inc.). 7 BFF Digital Libraries hold quality slides, audio/videos, more! 7. The door is open to the Gentiles as well as the Jews, but the Jews have a fairer way up to this door, by reason of their church-privileges, which are not to be undervalued, though many that have them perish eternally for not improving them. We are new creatures and we need to walk in the Spirit. The first is that Jews were given the word of God. If righteousness does not come through the Law, how can we at all hope to obtain righteousness? A diamond will shine out more brightly against a black surface. As it is written: “So that you may be … This is the base for His judgment. Is God unrighteous, me adikos ho Theos – Is not God unrighteous (so it may be read, more in the form of an objection), who taketh vengeance? Discussion Questions: What is the main point of this passage? What does 4a mean? In the next study, we will look at the illustrations of justification with Abraham and David in Romans 4. Copyright ?1991 by Hendrickson Publishers, Inc.). Why is Romans considered a profound book? "For what if some did not believe? It acts as a measuring stick, which when our lives are measured against shows clearly our faults. You will receive our practical and in-depth Bible study of Hebrews in .epub and .pdf versions delivered to your inbox. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Why or why not? Against what he had said of the advantages the Jews had in the lively oracles, some might object the unbelief of many of them. Bishop Sanderson makes a further remark upon this, as we are slanderously reported – blasphemoumetha. How should we think of our salvation? Day 2 - Read Romans 3:1-8 [Open NIV] [Open NKJV] 2. The series of Bible Study questions is meant to lead one into the discovery of the scripture's teaching. Why is this referred to as a ‘gift by His grace’? At the end, there is room for one's own applications. I speak as a man, that is, I object this as the of carnal hearts; it is suggested like a man, a vain, foolish, proud creature. Carnal hearts might hence take occasion to encourage themselves in sin. Even our own sins can work to accomplish God’s ultimate will and bring about His plans and even glorify Him. Some did not believe, v. 3. v. 5. Does our unrighteousness demonstrate God’s righteousness? people seek to justify their own evil through any method they can, but in the end it is still unjustifiable. Who is accountable to God? To whom does Paul refer in Romans 3:9 when he says, "Are we better than they?" But now: These words provide the most glorious transition from the judgment of Romans 3:20 to the justification of Romans 3:21. i. Please leave your own comment so that we can all learn from one another. How [do] the Law and the Prophets witness to the gospel (Romans 3:21)? What did Paul say he had previously charged? We all fall short. All have turned away and together become useless. On the third try, the teacher nudge… This is one of the objections Paul answers in the passage. However, we need to realize that many of God’s promises come with a condition. It is not part of His perfect nature. Introduction.This series examines Paul's letter to the Romans, a letter than addresses a wide variety of topics including sin, salvation, faith, obedience, righteous living, revenge and civil government, and getting along with other Christians. If our sin illustrates God’s holiness more clearly what should we say? The slander of a minister and his regular doctrine is a more than ordinary slander, it is a kind of blasphemy, not for his person’s sake, but for his calling’s sake and his work’s sake, 1 Thess 5:13. (from Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible: New Modern Edition, Electronic Database. I am convinced that throughout the Christian church there are problems, difficulties and frustrations that would begin to dissolve immediatel… God’s words shall be accomplished, his purposes performed, and all his ends answered, though there be a generation that by their unbelief go about to make God a liar. My colleague made a second pass and nudged the young man once again. 99. Has anyone ever told you that God is not righteous? God does not and can not lie or do any other sin. The Bible Teaching Commentary on Genesis: Redemption Through the Scriptures: Great biblical and chronological study! In the end the law shows us our sin so that we will be without excuse. Provides a clear contrast. While God’s blessings don’t guarantee salvation, they bring Jews right to the door so to speak. 20. Can any man earn his righteousness? We want to help you study the Bible, obey the Bible, and teach the Bible to others. Romans 5:20-6:2. It is only accidentally that sin commends God’s righteousness. For all who believe, for all have sinned (22b-23) B. If Jew and Gentile stand so much upon the same level before God, what advantage then hath the Jew? If you are sharing the gospel and someone says “I am a good person.” what will you tell them? Answer: 2. What does the word ‘justify’ mean (3:20, 24)? This Bible study booklet includes six studies that comprise the first set in a larger series of studies produced for Summit small groups this year. Now does not this levelling doctrine deny them all such prerogatives, and reflect dishonour upon the ordinance of circumcision, as a fruitless insignificant thing. Commentaries that specialize on training the teacher! Everyone is born a desperate and depraved sinner in need of a Savior. Order the Book of Romans: Bible Studies in digital or paperback! We are studying Romans 3:21-31 for Sunday, May 5. In question form they are: Does any man naturally possess a righteousness acceptable to God? Details or purchase. We must not sin to let God’s grace abound. In other words, prior to Paul The class book is suitable for teens and up. From verse 3:23b, how might you tell someone what sin is? This takes a lot of time and hard work. Is the idea to “let us do evil that good may come” a biblical idea? Does anything change because of a certain religion or national heritage? Who will normally have this kind of idea? There is still great benefit. (from Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible: New Modern Edition, Electronic Database. The … (from Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible: New Modern Edition, Electronic Database. Help us continue to create Bible study resources by supporting Study and Obey for as little as $1. Answer. This is Paul’s proclamation of the good news that “a person is justified by faith apart from works prescribed by the law.” (Romans 3:28) We’ll definitely be talking theology on Sunday. Some think Paul herein refers to the approaching ruin of the Jewish church and nation, which their obstinacy and self-justification in their unbelief hastened upon them apace. For more details on objections and answers see commentary at bottom. Go through verse by verse through 18. How do we have access to the Father? 8. Many Jews didn’t receive some of God’s promises, not because God didn’t fulfill His part of the deal, but because they broke the conditions His promises were given under. It is written: “So that you may be proved right when you speak and prevail when you judge.” Deuteronomy 32:4, Psalms 100:5, 119:160. Workbook on Romans Page #4 Bible Study Questions on the Book of Romans Introduction: This workbook was designed for Bible class study, family study, or personal study. If there was no concept of sin, we might not be able to fully understand just how good God is. II. Gal 3:24. Will God be faithful even when I sin? It is very comfortable, when we find every man a liar (no faith in man), that God is faithful. What does Paul say is purpose of the Law here? Compare v. 18, 19. We have therefore created a library of almost one thousand (and growing) inductive Bible studies, which are available for free. 3. He has shown that the Jews with all of their traditions, rituals, and even blessings are still lost before God. God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be … 3. How? There is not one person who has a righteous character or upright deeds. For the further proof of this he quotes Ps 51:4, That thou mightest be justified, the design of which is to show, (from Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible: New Modern Edition, Electronic Database. How does Paul answer the question in verse 3:31, “Does that mean the Law is of no good anymore because of faith?” How is the Law established or upheld. What do verses 27-28 have to say about why nobody can boast? 98. Unbelieving hearts will gladly take any occasion to quarrel with equity of God’s proceedings, and to condemn him that is most just, Job 34:17. This is the Song of Solomon - called third use of law. Romans 11:26—I went back and forth for weeks on “all Israel being saved.” Tom Schreiner. v. 6. 101. This current volume will investigate Romans 1–3, which introduc- All men are liars, compared with God. No person in all the world is good! Because they received God’s Word, His commands, promises, and prophecies they had much more knowledge and more opportunity to believe and repent. Jews reading this would naturally want to know if God’s choosing them was of any benefit at all. What did you learn from the last lecture, discussion group, notes or personal study? If he were not infinitely just and righteous, he would be unfit to be the judge of all the earth. Whatever the law says is for those who are under the law, so that every mouth will be silent and every person accountable to God. These answers will be found right in the Bible passage. He hates sin and pours out His wrath on it. 3. shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? " As we come to verse 27, we come to the implications of justification. Learn about the first steps of discipleship! CHAPTER 3. The sentence of the supreme court, whence lies no appeal, is not to be called in question. 1. Review: Explain what “justified by faith” means in your own words. The "obedience of faith" is not a thing of merit, but the living sacrifice of Romans 12:1-2; James 1:26-27; James 2:14-17; etc. No! Romans Background |Outline and Overview |. Please visit and join us in releasing God's powerful Word to our generation! 5. Lying is a limb of that old man which we every one of us come into the world clothed with. When He judges sin, it shows His holiness and His hate of it. b. Yes, many benefits! This idea is not normally spoken out, but it sometimes rooted in the heart. All are under sin, ie totally depraved. Certainly not! Much every way; chiefly, because--rather, "first, that." At that point we are no longer slaves to sin. God’s Faithfulness He reckons up many of the Jews’ privileges Rom 9:4-5; here he mentions but one (which is indeed instar omnium – equivalent to all), that unto them were committed the oracles of God, that is, the scriptures of the Old Testament, especially the law of Moses, which is called the lively oracles (Acts 7:38), and those types, promises, and prophecies, which relate to Christ and the gospel. Romans 3:21-24 In this lesson, we will look at the implications of justification as found in Romans 3:27-31. We learned in the previous weeks that both Jews and Gentiles deserve to face God’s judgment, so is their any benefit to being a Jew? What does it mean that they were “entrusted” with the oracles of God? What does ‘propitiation’ mean? What does it mean to be “under sin”? He supposes the sophisters to follow their objection thus: “If my lie, that is, my sin” (for there is something of a lie in every sin, especially in the sins of professors) “have occasioned the glorifying of God’s truth and faithfulness, why should I be judged and condemned as a sinner, and not rather thence take encouragement to go on in my sin, that grace may abound?” an inference which at first sight appears too black to be argued, and fit to be cast out with abhorrence. What is Paul’s answer to this logic? Does our sin mean God is unfaithful? We must hate it just as He does. Not even one person will be righteous to God for keeping the law; but instead it will show us our sin. 9. Mentioning this wicked thought, he observes, in a parenthesis, that there were those who charged such doctrines as this upon Paul and his fellow-ministers: Some affirm that we say so. Romans 3:21-31 Bible Studies: Salvation Through Faith - Free Basic Bible Study provides a study on how one really becomes saved through Christ and not through works. A STUDY GUIDE FOR THE BOOK OF ROMANS QUESTIONS Chapter One. Neither group is intrinsically better than the other group by nature. I would select two passages. Let God be true, and every human being a liar. The NASB text is used because it is more literal. If the unrighteousness of the Jews gave occasion to the calling in of the Gentiles, and so to God’s greater glory, why are the Jews so much censured? When they speak vanity every one with his neighbour, it is very comfortable to think that the words of the Lord are pure words, Ps 12:2,6. (Romans 3:9) Paul, a Jew, asks his Gentile readers who have accepted Christ if they (along with him) are better than the Jews who have rejected Christ. Since God chose Israel, would its unbelief mean that God is unfaithful? These questions will encourage one to ask, "What does the passage mean to me?" Some might say that since God uses our sins for His purposes, we are not responsible for those anymore. Each section of Romans is broken up into teaching or study sections. 6. Answer. 2 Devotional Questions –Romans 3:21-31, Answers to Questions See Dr Ruckman’s commentary The Book of Romans pp 127-151 and the Ruckman Reference Bible pp 1432, 1489, 1511 for detailed comment. God gave the Jews every advantage, but they didn’t have faith in God. 1, 2. Is there any benefit in being a Jew or being circumcised? 4. What is the main point of this passage? These answers will not be found in the text as the general questions. See cross-references. God’s holiness compared with man’s un-holiness, B. Human’s attempt to justify sin (verses 5-9). Intro-  In the previous passages Paul has leveled the playing field, saying that all people everywhere, Jews and Greeks, are guilty before God and will face His judgment. The material is written as a very in-depth commentary with over 600 pages. It only shows God’s holiness and puts it on display for all to see. He says no more by way of confutation but that, whatever they themselves may argue, the damnation of those is just. The second way our sin highlights God’s holiness is through His judgment. (C) Copyright The Lockman Foundation 1988 God forbid; far be it from us to imagine such a thing. 3… At that time we will be holy as He is holy. By whom was the Gospel of the Kingdom of God promised? In summary, two main thoughts have been discussed. These questions will encourage one to ask, "What does the passage actually say?". When I taught high school in a state prison, one of my colleagues related to me an incident of his teaching days in prison. The student continued to sleep. Man’s sin doesn’t affect God’s righteousness. The Book of Romans is among my favorites in the entire Bible. 100. He is always preserving a remnant. No thanks to the sinner for that, who intends no such thing. Hath not God often spoken with a great deal of respect for the Jews, as a non-such people (Deut 33:29), a holy nation, a peculiar treasure, the seed of Abraham his friend: Did not he institute circumcision as a badge of their church-membership, and a seal of their covenant-relation to God? Some question the Lord’s justice. Use Your Time At Home During Covid-19 to Study the Word! Answer. 4. Object 2. The Law teaches us the knowledge of sin, meaning we know when we do wrong and have no excuse for it. Who then can be proud of his salvation? The principle is this: In order to preserve … study five: why a 'righteousness from god' is necessary [part 3] - romans 3:9-20 In 3:9-20 Paul brings this large section (1:18-3:20) to a close. From verses 1 & 2, what value does Paul place on being a Jew? 7. Every single person who has ever lived is accountable to God for his actions. Shall even he that hateth right govern? 2. Romans 3:4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged. In verse one we are justified by what? Sign up for our newsletter to receive your free Bible study E-book of Hebrews. Man’s sin highlights God’s righteousness even more. Then review the listed passages and write your own notes on the following questions. We have already concluded that Jews and Gentiles are both under sin. The study Bible Studies focus on the three following parts. Those who deliberately do evil that good may come of it will be so far from escaping, under the shelter of that excuse, that it will rather justify their damnation, and render them the more inexcusable; for sinning upon such a surmise, and in such a confidence, argues a great deal both of the wit and of the will in the sin-a wicked will deliberately to choose the evil, and a wicked wit to palliate it with the pretence of good arising from it. The best men and the best truths are subject to slander. (For further background, see the ESV Study Bible, pages 2163–2165, available online at www.esvbible.org.) Whose unfaithfulness does it show? These answers are meant to be personal and have to do with one's own life. Read through the complete passage for this study, Romans 3:21–4:25. It is very true that some, nay most of the present Jews, do not believe in Christ; but shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? 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