Greetings! Below you will find questions which reference the sermon preached this past Sunday at The Park. I encourage you to begin your group with a time of greeting and introductions. You may choose to reorder the questions below or to write your own. Work hard to facilitate discussion and avoid allowing yourself or another member to speak the entire hour. Ultimately we trust you with leading your group.
Martin Luther says of Roman’s, “This letter is truly the most important piece in the New Testament, It is the purest Gospel. It is well worth a Christian’s while not only to memorize it word for word but also to occupy himself with it daily, as though it were the daily bread of the soul.” What’s your relationship to Romans? Do you read it often? Do you memorize it? Why or why not?
- What are some observations you had from this chapter? Were there any new insights you learned about the passage from the sermon?
- What theology was present in this chapter?
- What did you learn about God from reading this chapter?
- Read Romans 2:1-3 and 2:19-22. What responsibility do we have if we are instructing others, even our own children or peers? How do you need to respond to this warning? is there any area of hypocrisy in your life?
- The word repentance is only used one time in Romans, verse 2:4, written to the Jews. What did it mean that the Jews were taking the “riches of God lightly”? What does it mean for us today that it is “the kindness of God that leads to repentance”?
- Read verses 6-11. What are your thoughts on the fact that God shows no partiality?
- This section of Romans was written particularly to Jews who were attempting to continue to practice Judaism instead of accepting the gift of Jesus Christ. Based on your irrevocable relationship with Jesus Christ what application points can you draw from chapter 2?
- Verse 29 says that, in reference to the law, “circumcision is a matter of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter”. What does this say to you about being a follower of Christ?