Saturday, July 31, 2010

Bible Study on Romans: Introduction to Romans: Romans 1.1

1. What two great doctrines are unfolded in Romans?

2. Describe some unique features of the Book including major divisions.

3. What is the 3-fold description of Paul in v.1?

4. How did Paul become an apostle?

5. How is the gospel described?

6. What does it mean to be a bond-servant? What did that mean for Paul? Have you ever placed yourself as a bond-servant to Jesus? What are some personal implications of voluntarily submitting yourself as a bond-servant to God?

7. What is an apostle? Are there still apostles today?

8. What does it mean to be “called?” In what ways are Christians called today? (Rom.1:6,7; 8:28; 1 Cor.1:1,2,24; Rev.17:14)

9. Describe how Paul was “set apart” for the gospel of God. How did that impact his life? (Acts 13:2; Gal.1:5; 1 Cor.5:9-11; 2 Cor.6:14-18)

10. What makes it the gospel “of God”? How is it different than man’s gospel?

11. What 3 positive things happen to a person (you) who devotes themselves to learning Romans? What plan will you put into effect to study Romans?

12. Which of the 3 descriptions of Paul would you personally identify with? Why? What does that require of you?

13. In what ways have you as a Christian been “set apart” from the world to the gospel? What do you need to do this week to fulfill that role?

* Do word studies on bond- servant, called, apostle and set apart.
* Determine the main divisions of the book.

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