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Romans: The Greatest Letter Ever Written

Whether you struggle with knowing where you stand with God, why you have trouble obeying Jesus' voice, or why you can't seem to find that spiritual power and intimacy with the Holy Spirit, the Greatest Letter Ever Written is for you! Start 2021 with us as we read Paul's letter to the church in Rome. We will study a chapter a week by offering discussion questions for Lifegroups and families.

As a church, we will focus in 2021 on memorizing scripture together.

Week 2 | January 17 - 23

ROMANS

ROMANS 2: We cannot understand the gospel, and the rest of Romans, until we let the concept that God does not show favoritism. What does this mean? From God’s perspective, nothing we can bring to him on our own or brag about with our own words will ever make him change his mind about us. This is both good news and bad news.

Reading Plan

Monday, January 18 //  Romans 2:1-11 - God’s Righteous Judgment
Tuesday, January 19 // Romans 2:12-24 - God’s Judgment and the Law
Wednesday, January 20 //  Romans 2:25-29 - Evidence of God
Thursday, January 21 // Jeremiah 31:33 - the law is written on their hearts
Friday, January 22 // Psalm 36 - God Shows No Favoritism
Saturday, January 23 // Psalm 5:5-8 - The Lord Will Lead You

Memory Verse

“For there is no favoritism with God.” - Romans 2:11

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Week 1 | January 11 - 16

ROMANS 1: Paul wrote many of the letters in the New Testament, often beginning with the same pattern: introducing himself as an apostle of Jesus Christ for the sake of the gospel then providing a series of descriptive phrases telling us more about the gospel and his mission.

Reading Plan

Monday, January 11 //  Romans 1:18 - Righteous Anger of God Revealed
Tuesday, January 12 // Romans 5:9 - Anger Appeased through the Living Jesus
Wednesday, January 13 // Romans 1:19-20 - Evidence of God
Thursday, January 14 // Romans 1:21-22 - Idolatry in our Hearts
Friday, January 15 // Romans 1:23-32 - Idolatry in Outward Acts
Saturday, January 16 // Psalm 5:5-8 - The Lord will Lead You

Memory Verse

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile." - Romans 1:16 (NIV)

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Weekly Discussion Questions

Week 2 | January 17-23

  1. Romans 2:15 says, “the law is written on their hearts.” This phrase is borrowed from Jeremiah 31:33. How do we demonstrate that the law is written on our hearts?
  2. Share something that you consistently feel guilty about or a way that you are trying to justify yourself before God and others. What does Romans 2:1–16 say about our interaction with guilt and self-justification?
  3. How does this passage affect the way you interact with your family,  neighbors,  coworkers, church, and community?

Week 1 | January 11 - 16

  1. Reflect on the ways Romans 1:1-17 shows us that Jesus deserves our worship. How do these truths encourage you to share the gospel? Share practical steps you will take this week to display the gospel for the sake of someone else.
  2. Paul clearly says he is "not ashamed of the gospel" in Romans 1:16.  What would it look like to be ashamed of the gospel? How have you experienced temptations to hide what you believe about Jesus?
  3. What does it look like to mutually encourage one another as believers like Paul desired to do in Romans? How can we do that as a family, Lifegroup, or Discipleship group?
  4. Verse 6 says that believers are "Called to belong to Jesus Christ." What does it mean to belong to Jesus Christ? How is your life different because you belong to Jesus? What actions, decisions, or priorities is the Holy Spirit prompting you to consider?
  5. Where are you guilty of judging and condemning others for sins that you excuse in your own life? How might the gospel influence such tendencies?

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