- What does the apostle say in these verses about himself?
See verses 1, 5, and each verse from 9 to 16.
With verse 14, cf. 1 Cor. 4:1; 9:16, 17.
- What does Paul say about the gospel, its origin, content, purpose, power and propagation?
Have you any eagerness or sense of obligation to preach it
- How does Paul show the sin of man to be:
(a) deliberate, and
How did it begin, and what spiritual, mental, moral and physical effects does it have?
- How is God’s wrath said to manifest itself?
Notice the three stages in verses 24, 26 and 28. Cf. Ps. 81:12; Acts 7:42.
In what ways do you see God’s wrath at work in the world of today? Cf. Rom. 12:19; 13:4.
Note. Verse 17. The phrase ‘the righteousness from God’, here and in 3:21, means a righteousness provided for man by God in Christ. It should be distinguished from ‘the justice of God’ or ‘God’s righteousness’ (3:5, 25), which means God’s character as righteo