Romans 1:1-32

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. How does Paul show the sin of man to be:
    (a) deliberate, and
    (b) inexcusable?
    How did it begin, and what spiritual, mental, moral and physical effects does it have?
  4. 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

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