Romans Quiz on Chapters 1 - 5 - Doing Good. e. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed: Simply, the gospel reveals the righteousness of God. It is almost universally agreed that Paul wrote Romans from the city of Corinth as he wintered there on his third missionary journey as described in Acts 20:2-3. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires (Romans 13:13b-14). Perhaps some enemies of Paul implied he was afraid to go to Rome and preach the gospel in the “major leagues,” in the Empire’s leading city. (Rom 1:1) Paul introduces himself to the Roman Christians. ii. ii. A person can only have God’s righteousness by __________ (17). It sends a message that there is something essentially happy and carefree about the homosexual lifestyle – which there is not. Paul wrote to a culture where homosexuality was accepted as a part of life for both men and women. 5. “The righteousness which is unto justification is one characterized by the perfection belonging to all that God is and does. i. The wrath of God is not revealed in the gospel, but in the facts of human experience. i. Which He promised before through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures, concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh, and declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead. Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters, Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. i. Covetousness: This word literally describes the itch for more. Therefore, mankind is without excuse. a. Historical Books The same attitude must govern him in his continuing experience as a child of God.” (Harrison) This is an echo of Paul’s message in Galatians 3:1-3. i. Johannine Writings GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, The Whole Bible This speaks of the generally self-destructive nature of sin; it often carries within itself it’s own penalty. Bruce quotes Tyndale’s preface to Romans: “First we must mark diligently the manner of speaking of the apostle, and above all things know what Paul meaneth by these words – the Law, Sin, Grace, Faith, Righteousness, Flesh, Spirit, and such like – or else, read thou it ever so often, thou shall but lose thy labor.”. Then he must write them a letter so comprehensive that the Christians in Rome had the gospel Paul preached, even if Paul himself were not able to visit them. same Gaius Paul baptized at Corinth (1 Cor. INTRODUCTION & THEME (1-17) A. First question - READ Romans 3:1. What term does Paul use to describe his relationship to Jesus Christ (1:1)? Examine Romans 5:20-21. Pentateuch iv. ROMANS Some background information on Romans. Beyond that, the origins of the church in Rome are somewhat obscure, but Christians continually migrated to Rome from all parts of the Empire. We should also have an attitude of __________________________ (Romans 1:9). This grace and peace is not the kind wish of a man; they are gifts, coming from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 1. Poetical Books ©2013 David Guzik – No distribution beyond personal use without permission Major Prophets h. I am ready: Spurgeon wondered if Paul didn’t use the words “I am ready” as his motto. How does Paul regard himself? Romans Study Questions These questions are put together as a study aid designed to lead a new believer or someone new to right division through the Epistle the Apostle Paul calls “My Gospel”. “It was the happiest day in Luther’s life when he discovered that ‘God’s Righteousness’ as used in Romans means God’s verdict of righteousness upon the believer.” (Lenski), iv. Prayer and Bible Expo Saturday, January 28, 2017. Nevertheless, Paul didn’t bring something new, but something very old in the plan of God. Home >> Bible Studies >> Romans Studies >> Romans 10 These small group studies of Romans contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, and applications. As to its place of origin? I should hardly like to read it all through aloud; it is not intended to be so used. i. This is based on Romans 16:1 and 16:23 along with 1 Corinthians 1:14. iv. 4. Sometimes it is the penalty of disease, which is the consequence of violating nature’s order. Why is it considered by some to be the “chief” book of the New Testament? b. I am not ashamed of the gospel: This reveals Paul’s heart. Please visit and join us in releasing God's powerful Word to our generation! As to date? Major Prophets Righteousness: William Barclay explains the meaning of this ancient Greek word dikaioo, which means I justify, and is the root of dikaioun (righteousness): “All verbs in Greek which end in oo... always mean to treat, or account or reckon a person as something. The Gospels GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point a. Grace to you and peace from God: Paul formally addresses his readers with his familiar greeting, combining the Greek greeting of grace with the Jewish greeting of peace. The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, This isn’t a gospel Paul made up; he simply is a messenger of God’s gospel. ii. Image in Romans 1:23 is the ancient Greek word eikon. What was the desired result of using the spiritual equipment (Romans 1:5)? As he sat, he heard children playing a game and they called out to each other these words: “Take up and read! A variety of commentators pick the date of writing anywhere from 53 to 58 a.d. ii. C. Why man must be justified by faith: the guilt of the human race in general. Despite all their power, the Romans – like all men – were powerless to make themselves righteous before God. What did he expect to receive from them (Romans 1:12)? According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, 77% of homosexuals say they have met sexual partners in a city park; 62% in a homosexual bar, 61% in a theater, 31% in a public restroom. iii. Paul used all these in spreading the Gospel; so he can best repay this debt by giving Rome the good news of Jesus Christ. Introduction.This series examines Paul's letter to the Romans, a letter than addresses a wide variety of topics including sin, salvation, faith, obedience, righteous living, revenge and civil government, and getting along with other Christians. g. I am a debtor both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to wise and to unwise: Paul recognized he had something of a debt to Rome. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. It is absolutely essential that we constantly compare our own conception of God against the reality of who God is as revealed in His Word. Consider the testimony of these men regarding Romans: a. Martin Luther praised Romans: “It is the chief part of the New Testament and the perfect gospel... the absolute epitome of the gospel.”, b. Luther’s successor Philip Melancthon called Romans, “The compendium of Christian doctrine.”, c. John Calvin said of the Book of Romans, “When anyone understands this Epistle, he has a passage opened to him to the understanding of the whole Scripture.”, d. Samuel Coleridge, English poet and literary critic said Paul’s letter to the Romans is “The most profound work in existence.”, e. Frederick Godet, 19th Century Swiss theologian called the Book of Romans “The cathedral of the Christian faith.”, f. G. Campbell Morgan said Romans was “the most pessimistic page of literature upon which your eyes ever rested” and at the same time, “the most optimistic poem to which your ears ever listened.”, g. Richard Lenski wrote that the Book of Romans is “beyond question the most dynamic of all New Testament letters even as it was written at the climax of Paul’s apostolic career.”. -------------------- In modern culture, homosexual practice reflects the abandonment of giving them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves. How can we do this? A bondservant... an apostle: Paul’s self-identification is important. There are many important words in the vocabulary of Romans we must understand. Take up and read!” Thinking God had a message to him in the words of the children, he picked up a scroll laying nearby and began to read: not in reveling and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in quarreling and jealousy. Why did he yearn and long to see these church members (Romans 1:11)? Minor Prophets In particular, the city of Rome thought it knew all about power: “Power is the one thing that Rome boasted of the most. (Rom 1:2-6) Paul introduces his gospel to the Romans. 3. We should also remember the Apostle Peter’s words about Paul’s letters: Also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you, as also in all his epistles... in which are some things hard to understand (2 Peter 3:15-16). All God's Word For You Bible Studies are written from a reformed, conservative, evangelical perspective that upholds the historic fundamentals of the Christian faith. 14. It is the lie you will be like God (Genesis 3:5). The BFF New Testament Bible Digital Library has all the Roman study and advanced study questions (as above) plus all of BFF's Bible resources. “Talk of your brave men, your great men, O world! 7. These believers in Rome were ‘called saints.’ They were not called because they were saints; but they became saints through that calling.” (Spurgeon). iii. List at least three changes you desire to take place in your life because of these verses. Inductive Bible study on Romans 1:1-17. Romans 6:1-14 Bible Study: Does Salvation Mean We are Free to Sin? -------------------- The New Testament Luke-Acts in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry. Poetical Books What spiritual ‘equipment’ did Paul receive to carry out his ministry (5)? a. Ungodliness: This refers to man’s offenses against God. C. You Jews are sitting there shocked, speechless, Paul anticipates several of your questions. i. f. I often planned to come to you (but was hindered until now): For a long time, Paul wanted to visit Rome and was only hindered by external circumstances. Where in all history can you find one like Paul? God's peace can help us live above anxieties as we learn to trust in Him! It is a theological text, practical helps and a missionary appeal. 1. In August of 1513, a monk lectured on the Book of Psalms to seminary students, but his inner life was nothing but turmoil. A. born of the seed of David according to the flesh, Through Him we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world, Without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers, I may find a way in the will of God to come to you, I may impart to you... that I may be encouraged, I often planned to come to you (but was hindered until now), I am a debtor both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to wise and to unwise, I am ready to preach the gospel to you who are in Rome also, For it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, For in it the righteousness of God is revealed, Who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, His invisible attributes are clearly seen, Although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, Who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, For this reason God gave them up to vile passions, For even their women exchanged the natural use, them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, Receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due, receiving in themselves the penalty of their error, David Guzik :: Génesis 14 – Abram Rescata a Lot y Conoce a Melquisedec, G1 - alpha - Strong's Greek Lexicon (KJV), David Guzik :: Hechos 9 – La Conversión de Saulo de Tarso, David Guzik :: 1 Corintios 7 – Principios Sobre el Matrimonio y la Soltería, A Summary of Each Bible Book - Study Resources, Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Matthew 7:6, David Guzik :: Génesis 3 – La tentación y caída del hombre, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jesus and the Holy Trinity (Walter Martin), The Flying Scroll & Ephah (Chuck Missler), Nehemiah 8-13 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith). It is the gospel of God in the sense that it belongs to God in heaven. Wisdom Literature c. You can download it as a nicely formatted eBook (regular print size - pdf). 6. Great for small group studies. This passage of Paul became to me a gateway into heaven.” Martin Luther was born again, and the Reformation began in his heart. Amen. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. Romans Quiz on Chapters 1 - 5. 5:1–11) Paul’s hope is not a speculative thing. Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. This revelation of God’s righteousness comes to those with faith, fulfilling Habakkuk 2:4: The just – that is, the justified ones – shall live by faith. Romans 1 Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God— the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures Read verse in New International Version “The human race put God to the test for the purpose of approving Him should He meet the specifications which it laid down for a God who would be to its liking, and finding that He did not meet those specifications, it refused to approve Him as the God to be worshipped, or have Him in its knowledge.” (Wuest). CONCERNING PAUL (1-5) 1. Unrighteousness refers to the sins of man against man. only by faith.” (Poole). 9. Each Bible study se-ries is designed to aid both our personal study of Romans and facilitate our small group discussions. General Epistles Every truth revealed to man by God has been fought against, disregarded, and deliberately obscured. Because of its location, this church had a special visibility and opportunity to glorify Jesus throughout the Empire. Romans Quiz on Chapters 1 - 5. i. The Old Testament 1. i. Romans 1:1 "Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called [to be] an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God," In this very first verse Paul introduces himself to the Roman Christians. First and foremost we are saved from the wrath of God that we righteously deserve. His place in life: servant & apostle (1) 2. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them. Home >> Bible Studies >> Romans Studies >> Romans 13 These small group studies of Romans contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, and applications. This set of Bible Study questions accompany the audio recording for Sunday worship, April 19, 2020. It seems the church in Rome began somewhat spontaneously as Christians came to the great city of the Empire and settled there. For God is my witness is perhaps Paul’s acknowledgment of how easy it is to say you will pray for someone, and then fail to do it. General Epistles As well, many scholars (Bruce and Barclay among them) believe that an edited version of Romans – without the personal references in Romans 16 – was distributed widely among early churches as a summary of apostolic doctrine. Major Prophets Please see Blue Letter Bible's Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. General Epistles It is God’s righteousness. Why is there no excuse for these people? e. I may impart to you... that I may be encouraged: Paul’s desire to visit the church in Rome was not merely to give to them, but to receive as well, because Paul realized that in their mutual faith they had something to give to him. Leon Morris says of Romans 1:16 and 17: “These two verses have an importance out of all proportion to their length.”. 4. 8. Pauline Epistles Instead, it makes mankind futile in their thoughts, and makes our foolish hearts darkened – and we become fools. Share this page using one of these tools: Email / username or password was incorrect! He had never heard of it before; but his leader called him, and said, ‘Brother, will you go to Greenland?’ He answered, ‘Yes, sir.’ ‘When will you go?’ ‘When my boots come home from the cobbler;’ and he did go as soon as his boots came home. Historical Books Cookie Notice: How are we to feel concerning our obligation to present the Word of God to everyone (15)? The New Testament He took a boy named Sporus and had him castrated, then married him (with a full ceremony), brought him to the palace with a great procession, and made the boy his “wife.” Later, Nero lived with another man, and Nero was the “wife.”. Luke-Acts For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”, a. Some say that the Bible nowhere condemns lesbian homosexuality, but the likewise of Romans 1:27 makes it clear that the sin of homosexuality condemned in Romans 1:27 is connected to the sin of women mentioned in Romans 1:26. ii. Read verse 1. e. Through Him we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith: Paul’s gospel impacts individual lives. “At this time the word Greek had lost its racial sense altogether. Luke-Acts Historical Books Answer the questions below and then click "OK" to send your answers. Philosophers knew that man was sick and needed help. ‘They knew God.’ It was no good to them to know God, for ‘they glorified him not as God.’ So my theological friend over there, who knows so much that he can split hairs over doctrines, it does not matter what you think, or what you know, unless it leads you to glorify God, and to be thankful.” (Spurgeon). (2:2) 3. 1). i. Paul uses the definite article – it is not a lie, but the lie. b. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. j. BFF Homepage | Top | About us | Pray for us | BFF's Approach | BFF Store | BFF RSS | Topics | OT | NT. Also useful, the Romans syllabus from the class taught by Prof. Robert Hann at CRCDS Romans chapter 1: parallels with creation; God's wrath and the surprising result Romans chapters 2-3: Jewish boundary markers; justification ≠ pardon Romans chapter 4: Abraham's trust was reckoned to him as righteousness (questions by Andy Elliot) How have we conformed to it in the past? At one time, London AIDS clinics defined a woman as promiscuous if she had more than six partners in her lifetime. This phrase is so important Paul repeats it three times in this passage. Learn about the first steps of discipleship! Paul does not say that the gospel brings power, but that it is power, and God’s power at that.” (Morris), ii. 17. For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of His Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers, making request if, by some means, now at last I may find a way in the will of God to come to you. Clearly seen: The universal character of this revelation and the clarity of it leave man without excuse for rejecting it. -------------------- Passwords should have at least 6 characters. Prophets “Some think he alludes to the name of Pharisee, which is from separating: when he was a Pharisee, he was separated to the law of God; and now, being a Christian, he was separated to the gospel of God.” (Poole), d. The gospel of God: Other New Testament letters focus more on the church and its challenges and problems; Romans focuses more on God. In May of 1738, a failed minister and missionary reluctantly went to a small Bible study where someone read aloud from Martin Luther’s Commentary on Romans. Statistics tell us that on average 43% of homosexuals say they have had 500 or more sexual partners in their lifetime, and only 1% of homosexuals say they have had four or less sexual partners in their lifetime. Thank you for registering. It lifts them up. Read it at home, and be startled at the awful vices of the Gentile world.” (Spurgeon). Read verse 2. Separated unto the gospel: “St. The ancient philosopher Seneca called Rome “a cesspool of iniquity” and the ancient writer Juvenal called it a “filthy sewer into which the dregs of the empire flood.”, iii. ii. 16. This declaration is even greater when we understand that this is the righteousness of God given to the believer. The passage confused Luther; how could God’s righteousness do anything but condemn him to hell as a righteous punishment for his sins? He didn’t read any further; he didn’t have to. Prophets The gospel had reached the Roman Christians, demonstrating that they are the called of Jesus Christ. _____________ and _____________ Wisdom Literature “A Moravian was about to be sent by Zinzendorf to preach in Greenland. Romans 3:2 - yes, great value. Scriptures typically quoted from the New American Standard Bible unless noted: -------------------- Notice how “socially acceptable” sins (such as covetousness, envy and pride) are included right along with “socially unacceptable” sins (such as murder and being unloving). Despite Roman’s vast scope, one word applies to every part: righteousness. If God justifies a sinner, it does not mean that he finds reasons to prove that he was right – far from it. Romans 5:1-5 – A Joyful Hope. Notice that Paul calls himself a servant of Jesus Christ. i. OUTLINE (adapted from Jim McGuiggan) I. He knew his life of sin and rebellion against God left him empty and feeling dead; but he just couldn’t find the strength to make a final, real decision for Jesus Christ. Such a sweet spirit breeds love to everybody, and makes a man go through the world cheerfully.” (Spurgeon). The gospel is big enough and great enough for the whole world; it must go out to impact all nations. Looking for Revival? Pauline Epistles 6. This means that the gospel was meant to go first to the ethnic and cultural Jew, and then to the cultural Greek. “Unless there is something to be saved from, there is no point in talking about salvation.” (Morris). The gospel is certainly news, but it is more than information; it has an inherent power. A godly preacher, finding that all that there was for dinner was a potato and a herring, thanked God that he had ransacked sea and land to find food for his children. What is “God’s mercy”? Page 1 of 20 Study Questions on Romans INTRODUCTORY STUDIES 1. In this sense the term “gay” is wishful thinking. c. I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world: Paul was thankful for the good reputation of the church in Rome. The Whole Bible (For further background, see the ESV Study Bible, pages 2165–2167, available online at www.esvbible.org.) Wisdom Literature 2. 5) GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation. iii. Note any possible connection these verses have with Romans 6:1. The Bible Teaching Commentary on Genesis: Redemption Through the Scriptures: Great biblical and chronological study! b. “Without the grace, favour, and peculiar help of God, he could not have been an apostle.” (Clarke). Read through the complete passage for this study, Romans 5:1–21. His purpose in life: to produce obedience based on faith (5) B. 2. Alexander, Caesar, Napoleon, marched with the protection of their armies to enforce their will upon men. [A previous revision of this page can be found here].