The Great News of the Gospel – Part 5

We humans are quick to put God on trial. We weigh His decisions and seek to determine if He is good and fair. Of course, this is a result of us eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. And in Romans 3, Paul was calling humanity out and responding to some of the crazy conclusions the Romans had come to about God’s grace.

Furthermore, Paul goes on to clarify that the Law only speaks to one group- those under the Law (not Christians!). And the Law is designed to point out spiritual death and addiction to sin.

Romans 3 has so much to offer us as we seek to understand the difference between Law and Grace. So check out this important message and be encouraged in the great news of the Gospel!

Discussion Questions on Romans 3:1-20:

  1. Read verse 4. Why do you think we humans are so quick to “put God on trial”?
  2. Read verses 5-8. What three crazy conclusions does Paul have to refute? Can you imagine a person today drawing those same conclusions? Why or why not?
  3. React to this statement: “Both Jews and Greeks are all under sin.” How does this speak to a worldwide problem and the one and only solution?
  4. Read verses 11-18. Calvinists look to this passage to claim an unbeliever can’t call out to Jesus for salvation unless God chooses (causes) them to do so. Is that what the passage is saying? What are your thoughts?
  5. Read verse 19. Who specifically is the Law speaking to? And what does it say?
  6. Read verse 20. What is the purpose of the Law? In whose life? Does the Law define sin for a believer? Why or why not?

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