Romans 2:1-5 Discussion Questions

INTRODUCTION
Paul shifts his attention from them to you, those who would wag their finger and judge without recognizing that they also break the law. The solution for all sinners is a new heart.

Discussion Questions

  • Paul says that both believers and unbelievers have ‘no excuse’ for their sin. What does he mean?
  • Discuss the following: “The sins of the Jews and Gentiles were different, but the sin of them both is the same.”
  • What difference is there between judging and discerning?

 

What Does This Say About God?

  • God shows no partiality when it comes to judgment of sin.
  • God is a just god who must pour out his wrath on sin.
  • God is a good god who has provided away to avoid condemnation through judgment.

What Does This Say About Humanity?

  • All are guilty of sin, regardless of who they are, where they live, or when they were born.
  • All of humanity falls under an objective standard morality. Morals are not subjective, but objective.

 

What Will You Do About It?


For more insight to this passage listen to One More Thing – where our teaching pastors discuss the passage in greater detail using these discussion questions.

Romans 1:28-32 Discussion Questions

INTRODUCTION
Paul shows us the fallenness and depravity of humanity and what the consequence of humanity’s rebellion against God is.

Discussion Questions

•    Discuss the following quote from John Piper: “every sin is rooted in our preferring something else to God; and every sin gets worse as God takes away his restraints and gives us up to sink in the swamp we have chosen.”
What does this mean about the decisions we make?

•    Read Matthew 7:3-5. What is Jesus saying in this passage about dealing with our own sin and the sin of others? What are some ways we often approach others about the sin in their lives?

•    Judas’ betrayal led him to regret and remorse. Peter’s betrayal led him to brokenness.  What’s the difference?  Why do we see Judas die for himself while Peter dies for Christ?

What Does This Say About God?

•    God hates sin.  Solomon says that the most detestable sins are the ones we commit against one another. (Proverbs 6:16-19)

What Does This Say About Humanity?

•    Godless thinking gives way to ungodly behavior.

•    The more disconnected from one another we become the more evil we become.

What Will You Do About It?


For more insight to this passage listen to One More Thing – where our teaching pastors discuss the passage in greater detail using these discussion questions.

Romans 1:26-28 Part Two Discussion Questions

INTRODUCTION
Continuing the conversation from the week before… how does the church respond to those struggling with Same Sex Attraction in our own communities?

Discussion Questions

•    In the recent past, has the church (universally) been a source of grace and love when it come to Homosexuality and Same Sex Attraction (SSA)?

•    How should the church respond if a homosexual couple visits Mars Hill for the first time?

•    Why do we often stigmatize homosexuality as though it is the most grievous of sins? What is the danger in doing this?

 

What Does This Say About God?

•    God does not identify those who are in Christ by their sin but rather by the righteousness of Christ.

What Does This Say About Humanity?

•    Humanity is broken, sinful, and hopeless if left to themselves.

•    “Human nature is like a drunkard riding a horse” – Martin Luther

 

What Will You Do About It?


For more insight to this passage listen to One More Thing – where our teaching pastors discuss the passage in greater detail using these discussion questions.

Romans 1:26-28 Discussion Questions

INTRODUCTION
Paul uses same-sex relations as a case-study of God’s created order being upturned, from natural to “contrary to nature,” because of sin. Yet, before we think we are without excuse, Paul immediately follows up with a whole host of sins so that we are without excuse.

Discussion Questions

•    Why do you believe Paul placed same-sex relations atop a long list of sin?

•    How do same-sex relations alter the picture of the gospel in marriage (Gen 2:24; Eph 5:31-32)?

•    How do you believe the Church (in general) has reacted to the cultural shift toward affirming LGBT sexuality? How should the Church react?

What Does This Say About God?

•    God has created the natural order in a specific way; however, sin has upended it.

What Does This Say About Humanity?

•    Humanity was once changed with ruling over God’s created order as his image-bearers; however, it now is acting to upend and destroy God’s created order.

•    Human sexuality has been severely twisted by sin; anything outside of heterosexual marriage works against God’s design.

What Will You Do About It?


For more insight to this passage listen to One More Thing – where our teaching pastors discuss the passage in greater detail using these discussion questions.