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Romans Chapter one

Overview and Introduction  Romans 1:1-15


Questions to ask:


Who wrote this book?  What three ways does he identify himself?


What kind of literature is this?  How is it different from the  six books that are bound in our Scripture before we get to this one?



To whom was it written?  Believers or Non Believers?



When was it written



Why was it written







Questions for Romans Chapter 16

1.  Who is Phoebe?    What can you know about her from this text?  What have you found out from other resources?  Who are Priscilla an Aquilla?  What can you know about them from the text?  From other resources?


2.  Who else is mentioned in this chapter and what sets them apart?


3.  Is there any significance to the order in which these people are mentioned?


4.  What is Paul’s parting advice?


5.  Who is with Paul in greeting the Roman people through this letter and what do you know about them?


6.  What is  “the plan kept secret from the beginning of time” ?


7.  If Paul was writing this letter from here and sending it back in time what would he say next to your name?



  1. How does this chapter fit with Chapter 12 (remember, it was about being a living sacrifice) and chapter 13 (proper respect for authority and Love fulfills God’s requirements)?


2.  Paul warns that we are to accept a person who has weaker faith.  What is he telling to do?  Give an example of who that person might be and how we should behave.

3.  What are the two different disagreements Paul cites as examples of things that cause disunity?  Who is right?

4.  In this chapter why did Paul quote Isa 49:10, what point does he want us to understand?

5.  In addition to the above instruction, what is the recommendation for how we should seek to live with regard to other believers.

6. How are we to  determine kashrut (if something Kosher, is clean in God’s sight, or if it is defiled)?


7.  What is more important than what we eat or when we worship?

Chapter 12

  1.  How does Paul urge us to present ourselves?




2.  How does he tell us to think of ourselves?




3.  What point(s) does Paul make by saying that we are part of the same body?




4.  Paul has several attitudes we should cultivate if we are mature, what are




5.  How are you doing?  Which are easier?


6.  What does Paul say we should do about our enemies?


7.  How can evil be overcome?






I missed you but had a restful vacation.  Did you get a chance to hear the radio interview? I’m looking forward to our next study on June 11, and I hear that there’s some plan about lunch…..


Questions Romans 11:12-33

1. What does Paul mean by riches?

2. In verse 16 what is the dough and the lump; the root and the branches?

3. In the next verses (17-22) what is used to make an illustration.

4. What is Paul trying to teach us through this illustration?

5. Which two of God’s “attitudes” does Paul contrast and to whom are these shown?

6. What is the mystery that Paul wrote of in v. 25?

7. How does Paul say we Jewish people are enemies of the Gospel and for the sake of whom?

8. How rich are you?


Because you asked

You know that I prefer questions sent here to questions in person, because that gives me opportunity to research the answer and form a response.   This morning Karin asked me an easy question, “did you hear the interview?”.  I said that I had and promised to post the URL so you can listen to it too.

This is my sister Ruth being interviewed on Moody radio.  There are two segments from old interviews with Moishe speaking as well.  Ruth is being interviewed about Called to Controversy:the unlikely story of Moishe Rosen and the founding of Jews for Jesus. the biography she wrote about our Dad.  I hope you enjoy it.

Chapter 11:1-12 For May 14




1.  How does Paul identify himself?


2.  Why did Paul cite the life of Elijah? I Kings 19:10ff.


3.  Who are “the remnant”?


4.  Early in his letter Paul explained what grace is, see chapter 4:4ff and write a definition of your own.



5.  Does the doctrine of election make a difference in how we share the Gosple?


6.  How does Paul describe his fellow Israelites in verses 7-12



7.  What is the result of the partial hardening of the hearts of Israel.



8.What is to be the result of that?



9.   What does jealousy mean here.


10 What does your behavior provoke in others?

Reflection questionsRomans 8:18-39

Reflection questions Romans 8:18- 39 March 12


1.How does Paul help us put our suffering into perspective?

v. 18 our suffering is not worthy to be compared with the glory that is being revealed in us.


2.  What is the Glory that is being revealed in us and when will it be revealed?




3.  Why is all of creation in pain?  What will stop that pain?



4.  Paul used the word “hope” in verses 20 and 24.  Given these two verses how    would you say Paul defines hope?


5.  What are some of your hopes for this lifetime?


6. How does the Holy Spirit help when we don’t know quiet how to pray?



7.  What is the qualifying statement in v. 28 for “all things work together for good”.  Or when don’t all things work together for good?



8.  What does predestined mean?


9.   Who are called and where are they called to, and who called them?


10.  He asked a question in  v. 35, what is the question and what is the answer?




Reflection questions for Romans  9


1. What is causing Paul sadness?


2.  How does Paul describe “his brethren”?


3.  What does it mean, “they are not all Israel who are of Israel”?


4.  Who are counted as children of God?   What is the “promise”?


5.  How does Paul account for God’s seeming favoritism in verse 13?


6.  Does Paul help you understand why God hardened Pharaoh’s heart?


7.  What  point is Paul explaining when he uses the illustration of the Potter and the Clay?


8.  What is the quotation from Hosea?


9.  How do Gentiles obtain righteousness?


10.  How do the Israelites obtain righteousness?


11.    What would happen if we as earthly parents gave our children free will in our homes?


There are not usually answers to these questions posted here, but some are concerned about their children and how God has given the Child the freedom to rebel.  We need to continue to keep our children in prayer.  God is not willing that any should perish, (II Peter 3:9) and yet he does give people the freedom of choice to say “no” to Him.  If everyone said “yes”, then there would be no choice.  Prayer changes hearts, praying for the ones we love can make a difference in their life choices.  We can’t be God to them, perhaps He will bring them to His Salvation after we have gone to be with Him in heaven.   Keep Praying!  Maybe pray that nothing we do as parents would contribute to our children’s rebellion, in addition to praying that they see a need for God in their lives, of course.



Chapter 10: Misdirected Zeal



1.  What does Paul’s heart desire?



2.  What does Paul tell us Israel’s zeal for God lacks?



3.  What evidence does Paul have to show that as the case?



4.  What are the steps Paul gave us for salvation?    What does this say about closet believers?  Look at Luke 21



5.  How does one humiliate a truly humble person?



6.  To whom is the Lord generous?



7.  Are your feet beautiful?



8.  Which two Biblical authors did Paul call upon to give weight to what argument?



9.  What message from God do you heed today?




Next time chapter 11  Israel is not rejected!


Romans 8:1-18

1. What is the promise in verse one, and to whom is it made?

2. What are we walking after, and what does that accomplish?

3. Do we still have a choice to walk after sin?

4. What is accomplished by a life lead by the spirit and what is the opposite?

5. Is the saying, “One can never be too rich or too thin.” true? Can you answer this from these verses? Why or why not?

6. What kind of life causes death in us, and what kind of daily death gives us life?

7. What spirit lives in those who belong to Messiah (Christ)?

8. Who are the children of God, and what do they get for an inheritance?

9. How do these verses describe life in the Spirit? When do you most feel like you are a Child of God?