Lesson 628: Romans Chapter 1
"The Gospel- Power of God Unto Salvation!"
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ROMANS CHAPTER 1
1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, 2 (which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,) 3 concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; 4 and declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead: 5 by whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name: 6 among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ: 7 to all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. Paul declares the power of the gospel 8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world. 9 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; 10 making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you. 11 For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established; 12 that is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me. 13 Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles. 14 I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise. 15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also. 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. God’s anger at sin 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 19 because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. 20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 21 because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. 24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25 who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 and likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32 who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
Lesson No. 628 "The Gospel- Power of God Unto Salvation!"
Romans Chapter 1 07/24/2022
1) Paul writes to Christians in Rome from Corinth on his third mission trip. How did the Christian church get there ahead of Paul?
2) How does Paul start the letter? Any question regarding what this letter is about? (Hint: verses 1-7) This a wonderful summary of our beliefs! So how do we live 'by faith'?
3) How does Paul 'feel' about the Christians in Rome? Why? (Hint: verses 8-15; Family! - thankful, praying for them, wanting to visit, imparting spiritual gifting, comforting, share spiritual fruit, in debt to all, wanting to preach gospel to them)
4) Paul sums up his ministry and our walk with Christ in verses 16 and 17. How about us? Do we live by faith in Jesus Christ for our salvation!
5) Paul then explains why God hates sin: 18-20 God is known to all, 21-23 men thought of themselves as gods, 24-28 God gave themselves over to reprobate minds. We see God all around us and in us- how about non-believers?
6) What happens when God gives men over to reprobate minds? (Hint: verses 29-32) Is there a recovery from this? Certainly they are worthy of death (verse 32).
7) Contrast what people without God receive from Him (reprobate mind) to those who receive Him in faith- verse 5, grace and apostleship, ‘called of God, the ‘faith among nations’!
8) So, what does God do when someone who is 'filled with all unrighteous' when they turn to Him? (Hint: verse 6) Thank God! Salvation!
9) Is there any question about homosexuality as being a bad or a 'non -God' choice? How should we deal with homosexuality? How about other sexual sin? How about all sin?
10) So, what happens when non-believers see us in sin? What should we do about it?