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The Study of Romans

Romans 15 - 16
One Voice Glorifying God

  1. If we are to follow Christ's example, what will Romans 15:1 & 2 lead us to do?

  2. Verse 4 tells why the Old Testament scriptures were written. How does that apply to your life?

  3. How is harmony or likemindedness established? What is the result of harmony?

  4. In verse 13, Paul expresses a beautiful blessing to the readers for their abundance in hope. What has built hope for you in the past? What shakes hope? What can increase your hope?

  5. Paul wrote this letter to the Romans at the end of his 3rd missionary journey. From Jerusalem to Illyricum he has spread the hope of the Gospel. He speaks of his desire for another journey to continue his mission, this time to Spain by way of Rome. Since Paul's time, missions has been an integral part of the work of the church. Why should the church expend so much time, money and resources on mission work? How can missions be encouraged? What discourages mission work? What mission work is there for a Christian woman today?

  6. In chapter 16, Paul sends greetings to many hard workers in the Lord. What compels (or what would compel) you to be a hard worker for the Lord?

  7. Paul greets others who are men of note among the apostles or are eminent in the Lord. Think of those today whom you consider as noteworthy and eminent in the Lord. What traits do they have in common?

  8. What kind of people does Paul say to avoid? Whom do they serve? How do their actions disturb harmony? See also Acts 20:28-31; II Peter 2; the book of Jude

  9. What factors in verses 19 & 20 would make your Christian walk easier?

  10. What would be the characteristics of a church that was one voice glorifying God?

  11. Discuss the following phrase: In essentials, unity. In opinion, liberty. In all things, harmony.

  12. Having studied Romans, why is Romans 1:16-17 often designated as the theme of this book?
    For I am not ashamed of the gospel: it is the power of God for salvation to every one who has faith, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed through faith for faith; as it is written, "He who through faith is righteous shall live."

Women IN God's Service

The Study of Romans - "One Voice Glorifying God" (lesson 10)
Ladies Bible Class Lesson, 21 March 2000
West-Ark Church of Christ, Fort Smith, Arkansas
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