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?
- In Chapter 4, how does Paul’s discussion about Abraham follow naturally on the heels of Chapter 3? What is the significance of Abraham? How do we as Christians fit with him and the line he represents?
- According to Paul in verses 13-15, what is the purpose of the law?
- Reading about Abraham’s faith in vs 18-22, when have you been given a gift that was truly undeserved? What was the impact in your life?
- In what specific ways is Romans 4:18-25 a reversal of what we find in Romans 1:18-27?
- What things has God promised to you? How can you not waiver in your faith despite evidence that God will not be faithful? (Read and discuss these verses: Ephesians 3:6, 2 Cor 5:17, Romans 8:39, Matt 6:31-32, and 1 Cor 2:12.)