Romans 7:13-25 A Study

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  1. Verses 7-13 –  What two things happen when an unbeliever comes into contact with the law?
  2. Does Pauls description in verses 14-25 look like a realistic description of a Christian?
  3. Verses 14-25. Discuss the positive things says about himself and then talk through the negative things. How can these both be true?
  4. Have you ever been discouraged by sin and failure? How does this chapter encourage us?

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Romans 6:15-23 – A Study

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Read through the passage and pray asking the Lord to open it up to you.

  1. Why does Paul ask his question in verse 15?
  2. What images come to mind when we think of slavery? Compare this to what you know of slavery in the first century A.D.
  3. Look through the passages again and pick out the various contrasts between being a slave to sin and a slave to God. Talk through each one.
  4. In which ways can and should we apply this passage to out lives?

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A Study – Romans 6:1-14

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  1. Read from Romans 5:20 to 6:14
  2. Why does Paul ask the question he asks in verse 1?
  3. Spend some time discussing the different way Paul, in verses 1-11, contrasts Sin and death with freedom and life.
  4. Read verses 12-14 again (phrase by phrase) and discuss each instruction. Specifically discuss how these instruction ought to be applied to our lives.
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Bible Study Romans 5:12-21

This study is based on the Sermon from Sunday June 2nd

  1. Discuss as a group what thoughts people have about life and death.
  2. Why does Adam get the blame, when it was obviously Eve who took the first bite of the fruit?
  3. In the sermon we looked at both the doctrine of original sin and the doctrine of representation. These can be quite deep things but equally the concept is simple. As a group talk through and confusion that there might be and why they are both important.
  4. Look at and discuss the contrasts Paul makes between Adam and Christ. 
  5. How ought we apply this passage to our lives in 21st century Britain?  
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Romans 4:13-25 – A Study

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  1. Discuss the question: What is faith?
  2. Read through the passage and each time you come to a sentence which discusses Abrahams faith, hope or belief stop and discuss it?
  3. How long was it between God’s promise to Abram and the birth of Isaac? (you can check out Abraham’s life in Genesis 12-25 you might want to read through these chapters before meeting to study).
  4. Where is the application for us from this passage, and how night we encourage each other in that application?

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Romans 3:27 – 4:12

If you missed the sermon, pick it up here: Outrageous Grace

  1. Recap on what we looked at last week in our study on propitiation, Justification and Redemption.
  2. What is the main conclusion Paul draws from the doctrine of Justification (verses 27 & 28).
  3. Given that this passage is very much dealing with a specific issue for Jewish believers, how can we and should we apply this passage to ourselves as a ‘Gentile’ congregation in the UK?
  4. Pastor entitled his message on this passage Outrageous Grace. What is so outrageous about God’s grace?
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A study on Romans 3:9-20

Hear Misha’s sermon on this passage here: ‘Hearts or Stones’

  1. What is our standing before God regarding the law.
  2. Why do we find it so difficult to live up to the law.
  3. How does Jesus fulfill both the law and the prophets.
  4. Discuss how the law is written in our hearts and how it differs from the covenant God made with Moses at Sinai.
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Romans 3:1-8 ~ A Study

The sermon for this passage can be found Here

  1. Take time to recap on the first 2 chapters. What have been the key points thus far?
  2. In the sermon we picked up on three possible objections Paul raised and discussed. What were they? How did Paul answer those objections?
  3. Where is the application for us in this passage and what should be our response?
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Romans 2:12-29 A Study

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  1. Read the passage and discuss how, if at all, what Paul says in these verses is different to the first 11 verses.
  2. look again at the passage as a whole and substitute the word Jew for Christian and the word law for Bible and discuss where we might be at risk of relying in things other than Jesus.
  3. Discuss circumcision, what is the purpose of circumcision? And how might we apply this to church life and Christianity today?
  4. As a group discuss the ways in which we can and should apply this passage to a) our individual lives and b) our life as a fellowship. 

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