Romans 3:21-26 Discussion Questions

Introduction

Sin and destruction loom over humanity, “but now” something has happened. God’s righteousness has been revealed to the world through the faithfulness of Jesus Christ, which is available to us as a free gift of God’s grace.

Discussion Questions

•    What is the point of the Law if “works of the Law” cannot save us?
•    Discuss the following: “We are not saved by the clarity of our faith, but by the object of our faith.”
•    What does it mean that Christ has made a propitiation for our sins?
•    What does it mean that we are expiated from our sins?
•    What is the relation of our good works to our salvation, if any?

What Does This Say About God?

•    God promised that he would remain faithful to his covenant regardless of if we were faithless
•    God’s wrath for sin has been satisfied through the blood of Christ
•    God is a gracious Father who loves to shower his children with gifts

What Does This Say About Humanity?

•    We cannot save ourselves through obedience to the Law
•    We can only be declared justified by faith in Christ’s faithfulness to the Law

 

What Will You Do About It?

 

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Romans 3:5-8 Discussion Questions

Introduction
Paul continues to preemptively answer any objections raised about God’s judgment of Israel. In doing so, Paul answers the question, “If God brings all things—even our sin—to his good, then why not simply sin and let God sort things out?”

Discussion Questions

•    What does the world believe about judgment? How would you explain God’s judgment to an unbeliever?
•    The Jews rested in the covenant of blessing that God made with Israel, but conveniently forgot that the covenant also included cursing (Deut 26). Do we live under this same covenant today? Why or why not?
•    In Christ, we are no longer under the curse; however, throughout our life, we will experience discipline (Hb 12:6, 11). How is disciple a sign that God loves us?

What Does This Say About God?

•    God is a just God who cares about the covenants he makes with people
•    Because God is a righteous judge, he must judge all sin
•    God desires repentance of sin, not excuses for sin

What Does This Say About Humanity?

•    When confronted with sin, we tend to make excuses
•    In Christ, we are no longer under the curse of the law (Gal 3:13-14)
•    While are saved by Christ’s good works alone, we are saved unto a life of good works (Eph 2:10)

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.