Romans Bible Studies {Lessons 1-11}

WILL YOU TAKE A 2016 BIBLE STUDY CHALLENGE?

All men are in need of a Savior. The book of Romans teaches this truth along with the truth that God in Christ has sent His grace. Please follow Conforming To The Truth as we do an inductive Bible study in Romans. These lessons are free to you.

It is easy to get caught up in making New Years resolutions, after all, everyone else is making them. Who wants to be left out? NOT ME!

But if you are anything like me you make resolutions for the upcoming year only to get maybe half way through the year and stop! Can I get a witness!  I honestly have stopped making them. Who wants to set themselves up for failure anyway? I try to be disciplined, I really do, but I fail more often than not.

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WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF KNOWING THE LAW OF GOD?

DAY-1| WEEK-1| LESSON 11

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After spending much time teaching, by the works of the Law no man will be justified, Paul stresses that God is the justifier of those who have placed their gift of faith in His Son Jesus Christ. Now a question arises, ” Do we then nullify the Law through faith?” Paul answers that question with a resounding, “May it never be! A thousand times no! On the contrary, we establish the Law.”

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DID YOU KNOW GOD IS THE ONE WHO JUSTIFIES?

WEEK-10 DAY-3

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Wednesday we looked at the justification and redemption that comes through Jesus. We learned that these were free gifts of grace which God sent through His son. Those who believe in the work of Christ and place their God-given gift of faith in Him receive these marvelous grace gifts!

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DID YOU KNOW GOD HAS A FREE GIFT?

WEEK-10 DAY-2

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” But now apart from the Law the righteousness of God has been manifested, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all those who believe; for there is no distinction; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus; ” Romans 3:21-24

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DID YOU KNOW “BUT” IS A GRACE WORD?

WEEK-10 DAY-1

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Paul sums up the first three and a half chapters of Romans in Romans 3:19-20.

“Now we know that whatever the Law says, it speaks to those who are under the Law, so that every mouth many be closed and all the world may become accountable to God; because by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the Law comes the knowledge of sin.”

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DID YOU KNOW ALL MEN ARE DEPRAVED AND NEED SALVATION?

WEEK-9 DAY-2

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We have entered one of,  if not the most controversial passages of Scripture when we enter Romans 3:10-18. Why do I say that? It is the most twisted and distorted among all men. This passage of Scripture teaches that all men everywhere are depraved and in need of salvation. All men are in need of being rescued from the wrath of God that rests on them, yet many think because they are “good” in the sense they help others, they try to live a moral life, God will NOT judge them! According to what we will see in this passage those who feel” this way are gravely mistaken!

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DO YOU THINK YOU ARE BETTER THAN EVERYONE ELSE?

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God is no respecter of persons. Join Conforming To The Truth as we do an inductive Bible study in the book of Romans to learn and understand that we are no better than anyone else. Print your free lessons today.

We have spent much time in this series learning from Romans that all men, Jew, and Gentile, are in need of The Savior! Paul has written verse after verse explaining this great need of us all. He goes so far as to separate people into two groups to explain to them specifically there need. I love that Paul does not let anyone off the “hook” if you will! He has presented this message with great boldness and great love for his own countrymen, the Jew, and the Gentile.

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CAN WE TRUST GOD TO BE FAITHFUL TO HIS PROMISES?

WEEK-8 DAY-3

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Just because a person was raised in a Christian home does not make that person a Christian. Just because someone attends church every Sunday morning, Sunday night, and Wednesday night does not make them a Christian. Our identity in Christ is not who we are or what we do. Our identity is in Him! Paul is still addressing the Jews in Romans 3:3-8. Somewhere along the way some of the Jews had believed that just because he was a “Jew” and God had entrusted them with His word, and He had made Covenant promises with their people through Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Moses, that was enough. The Jew, as well as the Gentile is in need of Christ and no amount of works or identity with a certain group  of people will accomplish this.

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BOASTING IS GREAT BUT ONLY IF IT IS IN GOD!

WEEK-8 DAY-2

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What does it mean to boast in something? The definition of boast is as follows: to talk with excessive pride and self-satisfaction about one’s achievements, possessions, or abilities. It is to brag or glory in something. All of us brag at one time or another; we brag about our kids, our spouses, our homes, our church families… but at the root, the core, of the word boast is PRIDE. I do not know about you but I am sitting here thinking, “Oh, pride not you again.” Pride seems to be involved in everything! At the center of all our sin, I believe anyway, is that self-seeking, self-boasting, pushy, monster PRIDE!

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ARE YOU SEEKING YOUR PRAISE FROM GOD OR MAN?

WEEK-8 DAY-1

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We just finished working through Romans chapter two where Paul spent much time teaching that by your works you will not be saved.( Paul will go into more detail on this topic as we enter chapter 4 of Romans.) He sums up chapter two by teaching that the true Jew, The true Christian, is one who has been circumcised in his heart. True circumcision or conversion is not an outward work of the flesh. It is a work done inwardly by the Holy Spirit not by man.

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DO YOU THINK BY YOUR WORKS YOU WILL BE SAVED?

WEEK-7 DAY-2 LESSON 7 (THIS ONE POST COVERS LESSON 7)

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Paul’s whole point in these first three chapters of Romans is to call into account the Jew and the Gentile for their need of a Savior. In Romans 2:25-29, he specifically calls out the Jew. They had received the seal of circumcision through Abraham, and some Jews believed that the physical act circumcision was proof of their righteousness before God. Paul is saying, “NO!” Physical circumcision does not a Jew make! So, who is the true Jew?

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DID YOU KNOW THE BIBLE SAYS WE CAN JUDGE?

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What is the difference between judge and JUDGE? 

What a confusing question! If you have been around long enough or you are in any way keeping up with the times there is much confusion about, “JUDGING.” We all know that confusion comes from our enemy, “Satan” and not from God. I wound like to point out that most of the people using this verse are not Christians! I am not saying this to gloat I am saying this to draw our attention to the schemes of the devil. And to draw our hearts in prayer for their salvation! I would also like to point out that some believers are confused about this as well. We who understand need to be in prayer for the church, that God would show them the truth of His Word!

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DO YOU THINK GOD WILL SHOW YOU PARTIALITY?

WEEK-6 DAY-2

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Have you ever met someone who because they were rich and came from a certain family line thought they were entitled to special treatment? Some people think because of the knowledge they possess  or because they hold a high position in a company that they are deserving of privileges. Parents deserve honor and respect from their children. Bosses and those who hold places of authority do deserve it as well. Those who are mature in age deserve our honor and respect. The Bible is clear, these positions are deserving of respect and honor. But, there is a difference in getting honor and respect  and expecting to be treated a certain way because of status.

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WHAT WE LEARN ABOUT GOD FROM ROMANS 1&2

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WooHoo!! We are half way through our study in Romans Part One! It has been an amazing walk. We have learned so much from the apostle Paul! And we are only in chapter 2!

Today we are going to go back into chapters 1 & 2 and walk through these passages again, but this time, we are going to draw our attention to the attributes of God and what we learn about Christ and the Holy Spirit.

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THERE IS A DAY THE WORLD WILL BE JUDGED RIGHTEOUSLY!

WEEK-5 DAY-2

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Most people who quote Matthew 7:1, sadly, do not know the correct meaning of it. It is saying do not judge unrighteously, look at your own life before you  go to another brother and sister and unrighteously try to remove the speck that is in their eye.  There is a place for righteous judgment in the household of God! This passage in Matthew actually tells you to take the LOG out of your own eye, “Before” you take the speck out of your brothers or sisters eye.(Matthew 7:5) We must read all of Scripture or we will misinterpret their meaning.  If you are behaving in the same sin or any other sin but still judge your brother or sister Jesus says you are a, hypocrite! (Matthew 7:5)

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ARE YOU GIVING HEARTY APPROVAL TO THE SINS YOU PRACTICE?

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As the indictments of Romans 1 are read, I can just hear some of the people say, maybe not out loud but in their mind, “Serves them right.” Read what the Pharisees were saying in Luke 18:10-12

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WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES FOR NOT HONORING GOD!

WEEK-4 DAY-3

Did you know that there are consequences for not honoring God? Please join Conforming To The Truth as we do an inductive Bible study in Romans to learn what these consequences are. Print your free lessons today.

I am going to continue to stand on the need to teach the text even though it is not very uplifting. Those of us who have experienced God’s amazing grace know there is hope at the end of the tunnel, if you will allow me to say it that way!  There are those who have not heard the truth of their depravity or there are those who think that they are only a little depraved. God is telling all man that he is utterly helpless, utterly sinful, and most assuredly under His wrath and are in great need of grace. Not only saving grace but His daily grace.

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ARE YOU FOOLISHLY WORSHIPPING A GOD INSTEAD OF THE GOD?

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Have you ever met a fool? You know that person who talks a big talk but after a little while you can see that their actions do not reflect the words that come out of their mouth. They have made a profession of wisdom but that is all it is just a profession, just words no action. I have been there, actually all of humanity has been there, or is there at this very moment.

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WHY DO I NEED THE GRACE OF GOD GIVEN TO ME?

WEEK 4-DAY 1

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Wow! How wonderful to think that someone cares that much about me! Sounds like a love letter doesn’t it?

What if I told you that is what our flesh speaks to us every day? Startling isn’t it? Deep, deep down inside this is what our fallen nature is. It is all about ME and no one else. It certainly does not honor and fear God!

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TO UNDERSTAND GRACE WE MUST UNDERSTAND GOD HATES SIN!

To understand God's amazing grace we must first understand that He hates sin. Join conforming To The truth as we do an inductive Bible Study in the book of Romans. Print your free lessons today.

 As a mom, wife, friend, and sister I sometimes look over a sin that I have observed in my own life and even one I have observed in someone else’s life. Some of us may call that grace. In some cases, that would be true. But is it just, or right to look away and pretend that sin does not exist?

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ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE WHAT IS THE CHIEF END OF MAN?

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The book of Romans is one of the most comprehensive books on the gospel of Jesus Christ. For the next several chapters Paul is going to lay out in great detail how depraved people are, and the wrath of God that rests on them. But tucked very boldly in-between his explanation of man’s standing before God he will bring in God’s grace that comes through His Son Jesus Christ.

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DOES THE WORLD SEE YOU EAGER AND UNASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL?

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Jesus commands us to go into all nations and make disciples. {Matthew 28:19} What did Jesus mean when he said, “Go into ALL nations”? He means go to all different groups of people and make disciples:

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ARE YOU ENCOURAGED WHEN YOU KNOW YOU’RE BEING PRAYED FOR?

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I can imagine the encouragement and the joy the believers of Rome must have felt as they read or heard the apostle Paul had mentioned them in his prayers. I know when I find out someone has prayed for me it increases my faith and builds me up.

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A LETTER OF LOVE TO THE BELOVED OF GOD!

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I am old enough to remember when we received letters and cards in the mail. I could not wait to receive a Birthday card from my Granny Wood. She always remembered my birthday and she always put a 1 dollar bill in the card. I felt so special. I was not the only one she did this for. She sent cards to all of her grandkids and great grandkids. I am sure every one of them felt as special as I did. Think of how much love she had for her grandkids and her great grandkids, then think of the Love, Grace, and Mercy that the God of heaven and earth has for His Beloved! It is a little hard to comprehend isn’t it?

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I LOVE TO HEAR GOOD NEWS! HOW ABOUT YOU? {ROMANS STUDY LESSON 1}

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Don’t you just love good news? I know I do!

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A GOSPEL PROMISED: STANDING ON THE PROMISES {ROMANS STUDY LESSON 1}

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When we promise something we are declaring that whatever it was that we promised will happen. A promise is a sure thing.

I have made it my practice to never say, “I promise.” Because for many people, there are various reasons that promises can be broken. Sometimes it may be intentional, but at other times it is not. Either way, the promise is broken; which can result in hurt feelings, disappointment, and perhaps even distrust.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF UNDERSTANDING GOD GIVEN AUTHORITY {ROMANS STUDY: LESSON 1}

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Have you ever heard someone say, “Who died and made you king?” Better yet, have you ever said to someone, “Who died and made you king?”  Here is another one. “Who do you think you are?” Sarcasm, right? I am guilty in word and thought!

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