ROMANS Chapter 1-3 Review

ROMANS Chapters 1-3 REVIEW

Letís keep in mind what weíve covered so far. Go back over the chapters in your Bible and the class studies as you think over these points. Be sure to ask if anything is not clear. If you want to send your answers back to me, it would be very helpful to me to know how Iím doing with these classes.

The book of Romans can be divided into 4 parts. What are they? (From the Introduction letter)

Chapter 1:

1.) Who made Paul an apostle and where did Paul get his information?

2.) What is faith and how do we get it?

3.) What is a spirit?

4.) What is the power that God uses to save people? (vs 16)

5.) What does the phrase, "to the Jew first and also to the Greek (Gentile)" mean?

6.) How is Godís coming wrath revealed today?

7.) What evidence is there of Godís existence and character? (vs 20)

8.) What is manís response to this knowledge about God?

9.) How does God respond to men who donít want anything to do with Him?

10.) What is idolatry? When are we guilty of it?

11.) Are some people homosexual by nature? (vs 26,27)

12.) Does mankind get better or worse when left to do as he wants?

Chapter 2

13.) In Godís sight, are moral, religious people any better than obvious sinners?

14.) List as many of the 8 principles by which God judges as you can. (From classes 5 & 6)

15.) What is repentance?

16.) If Rom 2:6-7 was the only way to get eternal life, would anyone get it?

17.) What was Godís purpose for Israel? Did they live up to it? (vs 17-24)

18.) What was necessary to be a real Jew? (vs 29)

Chapter 3

19.) To whom was circumcision and the law of God (which included the 10 Commandments) given?

20.) Is there a little good in everyone? (In Godís sight?)

21.) What was the purpose of Godís law?

22.) When Paul says, "But now...", what has changed? (vs 21)

23.) What is the "faith of Christ"?

24.) Do you have the righteousness of God? How did you get it?

25.) What does "redemption" mean?

26.) What is a propitiation?

27.) How can God be just in justifying us when we are guilty?

28.) What precisely is our faith in? What do we believe about Jesus to be saved?

29.) What role do our good works play in our salvation? What role did Israelís good works play in their salvation?

30.) Did God tell people before Paul the same thing as He tells us today?

Letís take a brief pause this week in our Romans classes to catch up, and to spend some study time on the Review. One of you told me that the review takes about twice as long as a class to do. If you wonder about your answers, email them to me and Iíll respond to each one of you individually. Please do this, otherwise how will you know about those questions youíre not sure of? Of course if youíre sure about all of them, it wonít take any time at all to answer the questions and email them back to me. If youíre way behind in the classes, you might want to just do the part of the review that covers the classes you have done so far, before going on.

One thought that occurs to me from Romans 1:15 to 3:20 is that it is a miracle that any of us believe and get saved. That passage shows that mankind is so very opposed to God, (as Rom 5:10 says, enemies of God). It is just so easy for us to reject truth and worship a man-made god, either that we make in our own minds, or that religion or superstition make for us. Idolatry is the norm, not the exception. How thankful we can be to have Godís word and His Spirit so we can study and learn His own words and worship Him, instead of man-made ideas about a god.

This passage also reveals manís pride. Men like to compare themselves to others and feel superior. Most people think they can be good enough to please God and be saved. This is an insult to a righteous and just God. He would have to be on our level to accept our works which are far less than righteous.

Rom 3:21-31 is so critical to understand. It tells how to be saved from Godís judgment and wrath, by just trusting Christís death and resurrection as our sin payment. What Christ did is totally sufficient to satisfy the justice of God. God accepts nothing else.

Next Paul will explain how we get Abrahamís promise of eternal life even though we are not physically his decedents, (chapter 4), and how Christ more than made up for what Adam lost, (chapter 5). So letís catch up, so we can dive into the rest of Romans!

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M. Dent

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