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Discussion Questions for Romans 12:14-21

On Sunday we looked at these exhortations within the context of the phrase “the obedience of faith.” Paul uses this phrase as bookends in Romans, in 1:6 and 16:27. In Romans 12:14-21, Paul shows us how to relate to people outside the church as we seek to live...

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Discussion Questions for Romans 12:9-13

On Sunday we looked at Paul's expectation that those who have been bought with the precious blood of Christ will begin to "live into" their new identity in Christ. The statements we read in Romans 12:9-13 both describe a Christ-like life and serve as commands for us...

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Discussion Questions for Romans 12:1

On Sunday we crossed a major division in Romans, from the first eleven chapters to the last five. In chapter 12, Paul begins to answer the question, “How do we live as Christians in light of the truth of chapters 1-11?” One way we have answered this question at...

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Discussion Questions for Romans 11:33-36

On Sunday Eric pointed us toward Paul's response to God's revelation in Romans. Paul's response to the gospel is explosive worship in verses 33-36. This exaltation is fueled by what we do know about God, as well as what we don't know about God. This explosive...

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Discussion Questions for Romans 11:11-32

On Sunday we looked at the future of Israel, God’s sovereign mercy, and the humble response of faith. We explored Paul’s expectation of a dramatic turning of ethnic Israel toward Christ after the full number of Gentiles have been grafted in. Accordingly, Paul expects...

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Discussion Questions for Romans 10:13-11:10

On Sunday we saw how Paul is doing three things in this passage. First, he plays defense attorney for God and his word, pointing out how God’s word has not failed. Second, he plays prosecuting attorney, pointing out that if you don’t embrace God’s invitation in the...

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Derek Chauvin, George Floyd, and Gospel Imagination

This image has been constantly before us: a white police officer kneeling on a black man’s neck, while a small crowd gathers to bear witness. Now we know the white officer’s name, as well as the name of the black man passing out on the ground. Now we know that the...

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Discussion Questions for Romans 9:30-10:13

Paul makes it clear that salvation by faith in Jesus Christ offends self-righteous pride. We are hard-wired to think we are more acceptable when we are good. This truth speaks to the question,”Why aren’t more people saved?” In response, Eric pointed us to Romans...

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