The Trek Thru Romans - Day 1
You may remember I said you were going to have to think about yourself.
You are going to read that this letter is written to explain why the “Gospel”, the “Good News about Jesus”, is the Power of God to Save People.
Which then begs the question—do you think there is a God, and if so, do you think you need to be Saved not from Him but for Him?
You will notice, St. Paul doesn’t “pull any punches” in sharing his point of view. I encourage you to first read Romans 1 and then my thoughts below.
John Newton once said, “I am a great sinner and Christ is a great Savior.” Paul is not pulling any punches as he tells us that we are great sinners. You must recognize this truth before you realize that Christ is a great Savior.
Seeking The Great Savior with you,
David J. Collum
Join the Conversation!
Share your thoughts, insights and questions in the comments section below. Below are some discussion questions to get the conversation started:
- In Romans 1, Paul makes it clear that mankind has rebelled against God and is in a sinful desperate condition. Why do you think that most of mankind rejects this bleak picture that Paul presents of humanity?
- Paul states in Romans 1:16 that he is not ashamed of the Gospel for it is the power of God unto salvation. The Gospel is the only hope for this fallen, sinful, and broken world. What is the Gospel? How would you define the Gospel?
- Sometimes we might fall into a trap where we are ashamed of the Gospel. What would your life look like if you were not at times ashamed of the Gospel?
- Paul describes all of humanity as having rejected God and hopeless apart from Christ. Do you agree with God that mankind lives as if God doesn’t exist? Have you ever lived as if God doesn’t exist? Do you see yourself as deserving the judgment of God? What is the solution?