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 verses 1-3. What does a “zeal not based on knowledge” look like today? What are the implications in these verses for an earnest worshiper who does not approach God on his terms?
- Verse 14 & 15 are great evangelistic verses. How do they impact you? Where specifically can you apply these ideas?
- What does the process of Salvation look like? What are God’s responsibilities/actions and what are man’s responsibilities/actions with regard to it? Why did Paul include confession in verse 9?
- We see in verse 20 that the gospel burst upon Gentiles without their seeking it out. In what ways has the gospel burst into your life unexpectedly?
- At this point in Paul’s letter to the church of Rome, what main ideas are you able to pick out? What is Paul’s overall message thus far? Try and come up with a one sentence summary statement.