Sometimes our worship loses its passion. Our prayer life becomes stagnant. We forget why we are serving God. And slowly, subtly, the world's ways become our ways. In these 8 studies, covering chapters 9-16 of the book of Romans, you will learn what measures you can take to break out of old patterns and become new in Christ. For the first half of Romans, click here.
Getting the Most Out of Romans 9-16
This section introduces the topic, explains the structure followed in each study and offers tips for those approaching the study on their own as well as those participating in a group.
The Potter & His Clay
Many people feel it is unjust for God to elect some and not others. In reply, why does Paul speak of God's mercy rather than his justice or injustice?
In 10:2 Paul states that the Israelites are "zealous for God." Why was Jesus Christ more of a stumbling stone to the Jews than to the Gentiles?
The Future of Israel
What are the spiritual consequences for those Israelites who rejected Jesus Christ? Do you think Jewish people today are still God's chosen people? Why or why not?
Why do you think Paul uses the imagery of living sacrifices to describe our proper response to God's mercy? Why is this kind of worship pleasing to God?
Submitting to Authorities
How would Paul's view of governing authorities apply to wicked and perverse rulers such as Nero or Hitler?
To Eat or Not to Eat
In this chapter Paul gives us practical guidelines for dealing with the "gray" areas of life. What types of behavior do Christians disagree about today?
Unity, Hope & Praise
What personal attitudes might hinder or help us to bear with the failings of the weak? Explain why.
Brothers & Sisters in Christ
What type of people were causing divisions and creating problems in the family of God? How can we overcome the subtle but destructive influence of such people?
This section includes information on preparing and leading studies, components of small groups, selected discussion questions, and background notes and suggestions for each study.
Total number of pages—63
Jack Kuhatschek is executive vice president and publisher for Baker Publishing Group, Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is the author of many Bible study guides and the books Applying the Bible and The Superman Syndrome.