THE BOOK OF ROMANS OF CHAPTER 12
Here in Week Forty-six, Wednesday, November 12, 2014, we continue our study of the book of Romans. This week we study a truly transformative text, Romans Chapter 12. This chapter teaches us about what happens when we are changed through conversion, how we are transformed, what it means to our relationship with others and most importantly with God. Please read Romans Chapter 12 and answer the following questions:
1. Why do you think Paul uses the words urge, beseech or plead in Romans 12:1?
2. What do you think Paul means in Romans 12:1 when he tells us to make our bodies a living sacrifice acceptable to God?
3. Romans 12:2 is one of the greatest statements in the Bible, what does it mean to you?
4. In Romans 12:2 what do you think Paul means by God’s good, pleasing and perfect will?
5. What is the warning Paul gives in Romans 12:3 and how would you explain it to a teen-ager?
6. In Romans 12:4-8 Paul uses one of the best-known and most effective illustrations in the New Testament. What is this illustration and can you explain it?
7. Where in the New Testament can you find another version of the illustration in Romans 12:4-8?
8. In Romans 12:9-13 Paul teaches on Christian conduct and what should be our relationships with other Christians. What do you think Romans 12:9-13 should mean to Charity Missionary Baptist Church, today?
9. Romans 12:14 is quoted very often by Christians today. What does it mean? It seems easy to say but how hard is it to do? Can you apply this lesson to your daily living now?
10. In Romans 12:15 Paul gives a simple yet awesome prescription for Christian conduct during the seasons of our brothers and sisters. Did Charity have a chance recently to do what Paul writes about in Romans 12:15? Did we do it? Did YOU do it?
11. I love Romans 12:16, what does it mean to you?
12. In Romans 12:17-18 Paul gives what I call the “Rodney King Doctrine” for how Christians should act. What does Paul say here that is so important for Christians? Is it hard for you to do?
13. Paul gives us God’s essential teaching on vengeance and revenge in Romans 12:19-20. Which Old Testament Scriptures is Paul quoting in these verses and how hard is this to do for Christians?
14. In Romans 12:21 Paul summarizes all he said about vengeance and evil in previous verses. How do you explain it to a new Christian and what would you do to show the lesson learned in this verse?