Today is Monday January 29, 2018. As we learned in our gatherings yesterday the section between 1.18-3.20 Paul is answering the question "Why does God's righteousness have to be revealed?". In today's passage we are reading the first 4 verses of chapter 3 as Paul continues to address the Jewish law to his readers and how the law and God's nature continue to expose our sin. It was a joy to gather with you yesterday, let us know how we can support you or pray for you as you grow in Jesus and your availability to Him for His purposes!
(Take time to write down responses to these questions or discuss in your group)
_How is your heart this morning, do you feel like you are in a place of consistency or inconsistency?
Thank God for His consistency, His faithfulness even through our inconsistencies and sin. Praise Him!
DISCOVER [Romans 3.1-4 ]
+ WHAT is this passage saying and what do we learn? (Use these questions below each portion of text to clarify the main point)
Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the value of circumcision? 2 Much in every way. To begin with, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God. 3 What if some were unfaithful? Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God? 4 By no means! Let God be true though every one were a liar, as it is written, “That you may be justified in your words, and prevail when you are judged.”
_ What question does Paul ask in vs.1?
_ What is his first answer in vs. 2?
_ What is the second question he brings up in vs. 3?
_ How does he answer in vs. 4 in quoting Psalm 51.4?
_ What does this teach us about the character of God?
+ HOW am I compelled to confess sin and how does the gospel compel me to respond with a simple step of action/obedience? (Here are some thoughts to discuss in break-outs)
_ Are there any areas of my life where God has demonstrated his faithfulness through your unfaithfulness? Repent
_ Are there any ways you are living unfaithful to God's law now that you are feeling convicted to change?
+ WHO are you walking with to discover or grow in Jesus and what is your next step with them, how can we help?