Romans 1:16-17 Memory Verse:
"I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of god for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the jew, then for the Gentile. For in the Gospel a righteousness from god is revealed, a righteousness from god is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: 'The Righteous will live by faith'"
Romans 1:18-20 Memory Verse
"The Wrath of god is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness, since what may be known about god is plain to them, because god made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God's Invisible qualities, his eternal power and divine nature have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."
"You see at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But god demonstrated his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
What are the "holy scriptures" paul is referring to here?
The Old Testament
What do Romans 1:3,4 say about Jesus Nature?
Human Nature- Descendant of David: Divine Nature-holy Spirit
What does ch. 1 of romans say proves Jesus sonship and deity?
His Resurrection from the dead.
How was jesus resurrection different from any other resurrection prior to it (either that he himself performed or that god the father had done) ?
1.Permanent (never to die again) 2. Prophesied 3. Personal 4. "Peculiar" 5. Purpose
Why is the resurrection of jesus so essential to the christian faith?
Then the Christian faith would be pointless.
How does one receive the "righteousness from god" which paul talks about in chapter 1?
By living through faith.
Why does god not want humanity to worship idols and images?
They began to forget the Immortal god who is eternal.
What does Romans 2:4 say the purpose of god's kindness is?
To lead us towards repentance.
What is Repentance?
Turning back to god after doing something bad that was not of god.
IF god is not a god of favoritism, then why does Romans 2:9,10 say "first for the Jews, then for the Gentile?"
God had to choose some descendants to be born through for jesus. God chose Abraham to
What does Romans 2:12-16 have to say abut what happens to the question about what happens to those people who have never heard of Jesus?
They too will be judged when the day comes. They will follow god's law by instinct. They confirm the truth by obedience. Their response to god will be public knowledge or god's final decision.
Why do you think Paul refers to the gospel as "my gospel" ?
The "gospel" that he himself wrote?
What favorite phrase of paul's appears in Romans 3:5?
What Shall we say then ?
In Romans 3 some people were saying that Paul and his co-workers were teaching/preaching?
"Let us do evil hat good may result".
According to Romans 3:20, what is the purpose of the law?
Through the law, we become conscious of sin.
How does one get god's righteousness?
Comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe,
The word atonement is used in Romans 3:25. What does it mean?
The one who would turn aside his wrath taking away sin.
What is the difference between a wage and a gift?
What made up the church of rome at that time?
Jews, Gentiles, slaves, masters, citizens and non-citizens.
What is paul's point in Romans 4:9-12?
Abraham-> the father of the faithful ! :::::::::::::::::::::::: Jesus->Circumsised--Faith::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Gentiles->Un-circumsised--Faith
Why are examples of Abraham and David particularly appropriate to ch.4 ?
They both are examples of how god credits them over righteousness then works.
According to ROmans 5:1, what is the result or byproduct of justification?
We have peace through god.
What three things are believers to rejoice in, according to Romans 5:1-11?
1. The hope of the glory of god. 2. Sufferings 3. God through our lord Jesus Christ
What is paul's formula for character-building, according to Romans 5:3-4?
What words describe what we were once were in god's eyes?
We were god's enemies. We were powerless. We were Ungodly. We were sinners.
What long word does Paul use three times (3) in Romans 5:10-11? What does it mean?
Why are we all sentenced of death?
Because we all have sinned.
Contrast the judgement of god with the gift of god(Romans 5:16).
gift-followed many trespasses and brought justification ... Judgement-followed one sin and brought condemnation.
What does it mean to "die to sin"?
To give up sinning.
What does god's grace motivate us to do?
It helps motivate people to serve.
What does Romans 6:3 say about the significance of Baptism?
Baptism is a Burial?
What is the goal of grace, this process Paul addressed in Romans 6:14?
So that we may live a new life.
According to Romans ch. 6, what divine biblical assurance is associated with Baptism?
What does it mean to be a slave to sin?
Why was the Palatine Hill a popular place for wealthy Romans to build homes?
What two things were true of Roman Emperors?
1. They were revered as god's 2. They were the most powerful men in the country.
Octavian encouraged spirituality in his reign , but as a result the people considered him a god. What were some reasons for this?
1. They were searching for a savior 2. They were quick to name anything and anyone a god.
Name one change enforced by Caesar Augustus that played a role in the arrival of Christ?
Enforced the First Census.
The carvings on what structure tells the story of the Roman Conquest of Jerusalem?
Arch of Titus.
What describes the relationship between Rome and the Jews during the reigns of Vespian, Titus, and Domitian?
Nightmare, Rome persecuted the Jews for many Years.
What City suffered greatly due to Rome's wrath toward the Jews?
What myths about Christians and Christianity did the Romans believe?
1. That Christians were Cannibals. 2. That Christians weren't religious enough 3. The Christians were going to overthrow the government.