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?
- Paul includes several Old Testament quotations in chapter 15 that are addressed to Gentiles. What is he trying to accomplish with these?
- In verse 15, Paul acknowledges that he has dealt with some difficult concepts in his letter to the Romans. What were some of these concepts? Which ones have been the most difficult for you?
- Verses 26-28 discuss giving within the church. What principle can we draw from these verses? What would be a present day application of this principle? Compare Acts 4:32-35. What was the heart behind the actions of the believers at this point?
- What is the significance of verses 30-32? Why would Paul ask the Roman believers to pray for him?
- Read verse 7. How has Christ accepted you? Refer back to Romans 3:22-24. This verse says we are to accept other Christians in the same way. How should you apply this in your life?