Welcome back to Week 2 in the Book of Romans!
This Week’s Bible Reading Plan:
This week’s Reflection & Discussion Questions
As Christians, we live under grace.
How does this give you the strength to rid yourself of things that God is convicting you to release, so you can serve Him better?
Though we are made new in Christ, all of us struggle with sin in our lives.
What is one thing you know is right to do but you struggle to live out in your life?
God is always at work in our lives bringing about his purpose and good.
How does knowing that His plans are good, for those who love him, bring you peace and comfort today?
It is the grace of God that allows us to be called ‘his people’ and ‘his beloved.’
What have you learned about God’s grace so far in our study of the book of Romans? Take a moment to write a prayer of thanks to God for His abundant grace.
Who was the first person that introduced you to Jesus?
Who was the first person that you introduced to Jesus?
To print the 31 Discussion Questions for Romans – click here.
This Week’s Verses of the Day:
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I encourage you to choose which verse you’d like to memorize or meditate on. The printable below includes all 5 verses of the day — for the entire week. Print and cut them out and put them in the bathroom, kitchen, beside your bed and computer and use them for meditation throughout the week.
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. – Joshua 1:8
Click HERE to print the Verses of the Day for Romans 6-10.
Here’s the Printable Bible Reading Plan Bookmark so you can check off the days as you go.
WLW Overview of the Book of Romans
“I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes.” Romans 1:16
Date Written: About AD 57
In the book of Romans, the apostle Paul, comes to the gospel’s defense. Before his salvation, Paul was a Pharisee of Pharisees – he knew the law, and he knew it well. Yet, after an encounter with Christ, he was forever changed. He went from persecuting the church to proclaiming the gospel. Like a skilled lawyer, he sent his defense of the gospel to the believers in Rome.
Paul had never met these believers but he felt kindred to them as brothers and sisters in Christ.
After an introduction, Paul presents the facts of the gospel and declares allegiance to it. His case is firm. Salvation is available to all, regardless of their identity, sin or heritage. He proclaims that we are saved by grace through faith. He explains the concept of grace and faith – that grace is unmerited favor and that faith is complete trust in the finished work of Christ on the cross.
Other words like justification (or justify) and sanctification are used and defined. He explains that we can be free from the power of sin and free from the dominion of the law. We are free to live in Christ and like Christ – this is true freedom!
Then, Paul addresses the Jewish believer specifically that is in Rome. He explains that God has made a way for both the Jew and the Gentile.
Paul ends the book talking about living in submission to Christ, and how we can use our gifts to serve others and point them back to salvation. Paul stresses the idea of unity- especially between the Jew and the Gentile.
As we read the book of Romans, we can reexamine the commitment we have made to Christ. If you have never committed your life to Him – this book will give you a clear understanding of why you should and how to surrender your life to Him.
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Peace be with you all,