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?
- What contrasts does Paul use throughout this chapter?
- Read Romans 7:1-6. What does it mean to be released from the law? Describe the differences between the two types of fruit referenced in verses 4 and 5.
- How can the law (mentioned in verses 7-12) be good and holy while at the same time be producing death? What are the similarities between the story of Adam in the garden in Genesis (2:15-17, 3:1-7) and Paul’s argument here (describing the time when Israel received the law)?
- Paul is describing a battle in verses 13-20. How would you describe it in your own words?
- What problem does Paul highlight in verses 21-24? How is Jesus the solution to the problem?
- What does God’s plan to rescue us via Jesus show us about His character and purposes?