God Shows No PartialitySeries: God-Shaped Obedience of Faith: A Textual Study of Paul's Letter to the Romans
Bible Reference: Romans 2:11-29
- In your own words, what does it mean to be "under the law?"
- Can you illustrate the principle of being "under the law" with a modern-day application?
- What is the fundamental difference between a hearer of the law and a doer of the law?
- Why is God so concerned that the heares of the law be doers of the law?
- What does Paul mean in Romans 3:20 that "through the law comes knowledge of sin?"
- Why would Paul write that "the law is not of faith" in Galations 3:12?
- In what way are Gentiles "a law to themselves"?
- Why would Paul write that "the work of the law is written on [Gentile] hearts?"
- Do we continue to see "the work of the law" written on the hearts of people today? If so, in what way?
- Can you think of other New Testament passages where we see a Jewish sense of superiority toward Gentiles?
- Does God's name continue to be blasphemed among the unbelievers because of the conduct of his children? Why?
- What did God mean when he called for his people to "circumcise the foreskin of their hearts?"
- What did Paul mean when he warned, "if you break the law, your circumcision becomes uncircumcision?"
- To expand on Paul's point in Romans 2:28-29, what does it mean to be a Jew "inwardly?"
- How does one come to be a Jew "inwardly?"