BIBLE STUDY – NOVEMBER 12, 2014

November 9, 2014 in Bible Study by Fellowship Organization

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?

PLEASE READ ROMANS CHAPTER 13 AS PAUL TEACHES ON RESPECT FOR GOVERNMENT, LOVE OF NEIGHBOR AND HOW TO “PUT ON CHRIST” FOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH.

BIBLE STUDY – OCTOBER 29, 2014

October 25, 2014 in Bible Study by Fellowship Organization

THE BOOK OF ROMANS OF CHAPTER 10

Here in Week Forty-four, Wednesday, October 29, 2014, we continue our study of the book of Romans as we study the important and powerful Romans Chapter 10. This chapter teaches us that salvation is for everyone and the singular importance of preaching to the Body of Christ. Please read Romans Chapter 10 and answer the following questions:

1. Romans Chapter 10 is so important but must be read and understood in context. When Paul says “Dear brothers and sisters” in Romans 10:1 about whom do you think he is speaking?

2. What do you think Paul means in Romans 10:2 by the term “misdirected zeal” to describe the people of Israel?

3. What do you think Paul means by “righteousness of God” in Romans 10:3 and what did those who believed in the Law misunderstand about God’s righteousness?

4. Bible scholars believe Paul could have had at least two meanings in mind when he wrote in Romans 10:4 when he says Christ is the end of the law. Which of these meanings do you think is correct? Check the one you agree with:

a. The law ended with Christ

b. Law ended when it got to Christ the way a road ends at its final destination

c. Both

5.Which Old Testament Scripture is Paul quoting in Romans 10:5 and what did he mean by this?

6. Romans 10:6 & 7 seem confusing when you first read them, so read them again and explain to a new Christian what you think they mean.

7. Which Old Testament Scripture is Paul quoting in Romans 10:8 what should it mean to us now?

8. Since October 2008, I have quoted this Scripture in Romans 10:9 over 444 times which was every time someone walked down the aisle to join the Charity Missionary Baptist Church but what does it mean to you?

9. What is the two-step process for salvation that Paul describes in Romans 10:10?

10. Which Old Testament Scripture is Paul quoting from in Romans 10:11?

11. Why do you think that ALL of Paul’s quotes from Scripture are from the Old Testament?

12. What does Romans 10:12 teach us about how God is “no respecter of persons?”

13. Which minor Old Testament prophet is Paul quoting in Romans 10:13 and which Apostle of Jesus the Christ quoted the same scripture earlier in New Testament?

14. What do you think Paul means in Romans 10:13 when he says, “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved”?

15. In Romans 10:14-15 Paul gives the best example of Systematic Theology in the Book of Romans when he explains in clear simple steps how the Gospel is received. What are the four answers to the four questions Paul asks in Romans 10:14-15? How do those four answers show the essential and central value of preaching to bring believers to Christ and salvation?

16. Which Old Testament Scripture is Paul quoting at the end of Romans 10:15 and what do you think it means in the context of when it was written?

17. In Romans 10:16 Paul goes from the exciting and wonderful news in Verse 15 to the sad and troubling news in Verse 16. What is the sad news in Romans 10:16?

18. Which Old Testament verse is Paul quoting in Romans 10:16 and what did it mean in the Old Testament and what did it mean to Paul in his day?

19. In Romans 10:17 Paul summarizes the whole revelation of the radical message in Romans Chapter 10. What was Paul’s summary of the message that was rejected by Israel?

20. Which Old Testament Scripture (not Isaiah this time) is Paul quoting in Romans 10:18 to make his point that Israel did have opportunities to hear the Gospel?

21. Which Old Testament Scripture is Paul quoting from Moses in Romans 10:19?

22. Which Old Testament Scripture is Paul quoting in Romans 10:20-21 to show how God had continually offered the Gospel to Israel only to have it rejected by Israel?

23. What can the church today learn about the importance of evangelism by “any means necessary” from Romans 10:20-21?

PLEASE READ ROMANS CHAPTER 11 FOR NEXT WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2014, AS WE STUDY THE REMNANT OF BELIEVERS IN ISRAEL, SALVATION OF THE GENTILES AND ISRAEL’S FUTURE SALVATION. DON’T MISS IT AND BRING SOMEONE WITH YOU!