Law or Faith - Romans 3:9-31 * 2-11-18

LAW OR FAITH

 

Romans 3:9-31

 

I.  NONE RIGHTEOUS (vs. 9-20)

 

a. Does Paul state that the Jews are in a better position than the Gentiles?  _________________________________________________________

b. Paul quotes several Old Testament passages vs. 10-18.  What is the main point he is making? ____________________________________ _________________________________________________________

c. This passage paints a clear picture of the corrupted natural human spiritual condition.  Who is the only remedy? ____________________

d. What does the law do for us? _______________________________ _________________________________________________________

 

II. RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD (vs. 21-26)

 

a. The previous passage emphasized man’s guilt.  What attribute of God stands opposed to, yet extends grace to fallen man?  _______________ _________________________________________________________

b. Paul states that faith in Jesus Christ operates apart from the law.  Why must this be true? ___________________________________________ _________________________________________________________

c. What is conferred to and on all who believe (vs. 22)? __________________

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d. Verse 26 states that as an expression of God’s righteousness, God, being just is able to do what for those who place their faith in Christ? ________________

 

III. JUSTIFICATION (vs. 27-31)

 

a. What boasting is Paul referring to in verse 27? _________________

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b. If justification was tied to the law what hope would the Gentiles have?

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c. How do you know that Paul is not opposed to or against the law? ____

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IV. Application:  By faith in Jesus Christ, I am justified by God.  This means that I am declared righteous not by anything that I have done, but because of what Jesus did for me by dying on the cross.  My works do not impress God or earn me more attention etc.  Why should I engage in good works? ____________

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