Today is Wednesday, May 9th. We have almost come to the finish line of Romans - congratulations for making it through. Today, we continue to read Paul’s final words to the Roman church. As you read, consider how Paul’s charge to them also applies to you. - Peter
CONNECT (Take time to write down responses to these questions or discuss in your group)
- How do you filter out potentially inappropriate content from your life? For example, do you only see movies with certain ratings or are you pretty lenient? Do you set up boundaries for yourself, and if so, what do they look like?
- How is the Lord impacting someone you are walking with (to help grow in or discover Jesus)
Take some time to thank and praise God for who He is, to pray for those you are walking with, for the needs you/group are facing, and for the Spirit to open your heart and eyes as you read the passage, which has been completely inspired by God.
DISCOVER [Romans 16:19-20 ]
+ WHAT is this passage saying and what do we learn? (Use these questions below each portion of text to clarify the main point)
19 For your obedience is known to all, so that I rejoice over you, but I want you to be wise as to what is good and innocent as to what is evil. 20 The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
_ What does Paul first commend the Roman church for?
_ What does Paul tell the Romans to be wise to and innocent to? Why?
_ Paul re-focuses the perspective of the Roman church by reminding them of what in verse 20?
_ How is this an encouragement in light of the broader context of this passage (Read verses 17-18)?
+ 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)
_ How does one stay wise to what is good and innocent to what is evil? Does this describe you, or are there idols in your life that are drawing your attention and intellect?
+ WHO are you walking with to discover or grow in Jesus and what is your next step with them, how can we help?