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Reflection questions Chapter 7

Chapter 7

 

1.   How long does Paul say a law is binding on a person? (v.1)

 

2.  What example does he use to illustrate this? (v.2)

 

3.  What does Paul say is the believer’s relationship to the law?

 

4.What/how are we to serve?

 

5.  So what use does the law serve?

 

6.  What did Paul say caused death to him?  How can a dead man write a letter to the Romans?.

 

7.  What is the difference between what he wrote he did and what he wanted to do

 

8.  What reason did he give for the situation described in verses 15-19?

 

9. How about you?  What in your life do you do that you wish you didn’t, or what do you wish you’d do that you don’t?  Think on it, maybe this is too personal to write or share aloud.  After you think on in it, pray on it!

 

10.  How does this chapter fit with the one before it, what is the point of these verses?

Chapter 6:

 

1.  Is it a good idea to sin so that we can have more of God’s grace?

 

2.  What is our relationship to sin now that we have Jesus’ life?   How does that statement help clarify what it means to be sanctified?

 

3.  Is our new life in Christ for heaven or for earth?

 

5. What verbs are used in verse this chapter to describe our responsibility in response to God’s work of sanctification?  (there are 4).

 

6.  How has your sanctification changed your character?  What are you working on?  When we go to prayer are you comfortable sharing this with the other ladies in your prayer circle?

Questions for December 12

Next Time December 12

Chapter 5:

1.  What is the basis of our access to God?

 

2.Who did Messiah die for?

 

3.  How are we justified and what does that mean?

 

4.  Where does reconciliation fit in with Justification?  Is there reconciliation without justification?

 

5.  How is Adam compared to Jesus in this chapter?

 

6.  Where does sin reign?

 

 

Antinomian Heresy

Well, today’s rabbit trail was brought to you by the words: antinomian heresy.  In preparation for today’s discussion I was reading The Shield Bible Study Series: the Epistle to the Romans by Gleason L. Archer, Jr.  It was first published in  1959 by Baker House.  My copy is from the 6th printing in 1974.  On page 20 it said that Romans 3:7&8 deal with this erroneous view that, “sinners are to be excused because man’s failure only serves to bring out in clearer relief the unique perfection of God.”  And that dear sisters is the Antinomian heresy.  I read an interesting blog, http://joelblog.wordpress.com/2007/09/19/the-christian-heresy-of-antinomianism-reprise/.  Now I am waiting for J.I. Packer’s book,  Concise Theology so I can read his chapter on antinomianism titled, “We are not set free to sin”.  I’ll let you know when it comes.  See you soon.

 

Our Next time will be November 28

Reflection Questions for Chapter 4

1.  Was Abraham’s relationship with God dependent on Abraham’s work?

 

2.  What was Abraham’s faith based in?

 

3.  What about David, how was he counted?

 

4. What did David write about works?

 

5.When did Abraham receive Circumcision?  Before or after God counted him Righteous?  What does that mean for us?

 

6.  According to Paul, of whom was Abraham the father?   How did they obtain righteousness?

 

7.  What reason does Paul give for Jesus Death?   And what is the reason for Jesus resurrection?

 

These are for Monday November 14

We meet on the second and fourth Monday of the month

Chapter 3:  All have sinned, what now?

1.  What is the focus of 3:1-8

2.  Look at 3:10-18 and construct a table

example:

verse:                         Concept                      Reference from Hebrew Scripture

v. 10                     no one is righteous             Psalm 14:3, 53:1-3

hint: see if there are notes in your Bible’s margins

 

3. What does it mean to fear God?

 

4.  If the Law doesn’t do it and Circumcision doesn’t do it how can we know we are right before God?

 

5.  Some definitions:  Here is a helpful site for Bible definitions www.philosophy-religion.org/bible/glossary_new-interpreters-bible.htm

propitiation:  I found this article helpful: : http://www.arlev.co.uk/propitia.htm

 

justification

 

expiation

 

6.  What examples from the Hebrew scriptures can you give that show God is not just the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, but that HE is God for all.

7.  How do you know if He is your God?

Reflection questions for Chapter 2

 

1.  Look at verse #1-3  What happens when humans judge others

 

2.  v. 4-6 what happens to a heart that is unrepentant?

 

3. v.6-7 What is the alternative to a unrepentant heart?

 

4. So far how many times  has Paul  written “to the Jew first…..”  Why does he keep using that phrase?

 

5.  How does v. 12 illustrate God’s impartiality?

 

6.What is the purpose of the Law?  peek ahead 3: 19&20

 

7.  What is the purpose of Circumcision of the heart?

 

8.  Is it better to be a Jew or a Gentile?

Lesson Two Romans 1:16-32

review from Romans 1:1-15

How can this portion apply to our lives?

This is a good place to come to be reminded of what the gospel is in v. 3&4 and to be challenged as to what kind of person we should be

1. called of Jesus Christ

2. received Grace and apostleship

*. Jesus is God and Man, Paul mentions his Yichas

*. God chose Paul, not the other way round.  Did God choose you?

 

Compare this to a modern business letter.  What elements are present?  Are there any missing?

 

Our Next time together is Oct. 10

Romans 1:16-32

Cynthia said she would look after the nursery children

I hope you have received the e-mail from Melissa with a schedule for snacks and nursery.

 

Before I post reflection questions for our time together on Monday 10/10 I have spent some time looking for answers to the questions that were raised so here is what I came up with:

1.  Was Samson set apart?

There is no reference to “set apart” where Samson is concerned (Judges 13-16).  Samson’s parents were told not to cut his hair, and his mother was told not to eat and drink certain things.  This is thought to be a Nazarite vow (not to be confused with the city of Nazareth, where Nazarenes come from).

2.  Is there a place where the Bible put the words Sanctification and set a part together?

The only place i could find was I Chronicles 23:13.  Badal (set a part) and Kadesh (from the root for holy, it is traslated here sanctify),

I must apologize, in addition to the word Badal being used for men to set others a part that Badal is also used of the Lord setting someone a part.   An example would be Deut. 10:8  The word is used 58 times and is translated  separate 25 times, divide 8 times, difference 4 times asunder twice, sever once, separation once. utterly, once,and severed twice

Thanks for giving me the opportunity to study further.   For those of you who are not interested in these extra details, I am sorry.

Here are questions to read and think about as you read the next portion of scripture

What did Paul Say about the Gospel?

 

 

What exactly is the Gospel?   Do you have a Chapter and verse?

 

Who is the Gospel for?

 

What does “to the Jew first” mean?

 

Who lives by faith and what does that look like?

 

How is God’s wrath different from yours?

 

What does Paul say nature (the world and all that is created) tells us?

 

What is the response of those in the world to what creation tells us?

 

What is the result of the above? What did Paul Say about the Gospel?

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Romans Chapter 5 for May 9

As you read the chapter here are some questions to ponder

1.  What is the basis of our access to God?

2.Who did Messiah die for?

3.  How are we justified and what does that mean?

4.  Where does reconciliation fit in with Justification?  Is there reconciliation without justification?

5.  How is Adam compared to Jesus in this chapter?

6.  Where does sin reign?  Where does Grace reign?

Next Time Chapter 5:

1.  What is the basis of our access to God?

2.Who did Messiah die for?

3.  How are we justified and what does that mean?

4.  Where does reconciliation fit in with Justification?  Is there reconciliation without justification?

5.  How is Adam compared to Jesus in this chapter?

6.  Where does sin reign?  Where does Grace reign?