In A Spirit - Romans 2:25 - 3:8 * 1-14-18

IN THE SPIRIT

 

Romans 2:25-3:8

 

I.  CIRCUMCISION (vs. 25-29)

 

a. Circumcision was the outward sign of God’s covenant with Israel.  When does Paul state this outward sign is important?  _____________ _________________________________________________________

b. Not being Jews, how is this principle still relevant to us? _________ _________________________________________________________

c. How does God view the uncircumcised that keep the righteous requirements of the law? ____________________________________

d. Would you rather be praised by the law or God? ________________ _________________________________________________________

 

II. WHAT ADVANTAGE (vs. 1-4)

 

a. Paul has been criticized by scholars as being anti-Jew.  Do verses 1-2 bear out this view? _________________________________________ _________________________________________________________

b. What does Paul list as the best benefit of being a Jew? ___________ _________________________________________________________

c. Is God rendered powerless or unfaithful by people’s unbelief? ____________

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d. The correct reading of verse 4 is “Let God be found true and every man be found a liar.  What does this say about God’s faithfulness? ________________

 

III. THE CONTRAST (vs. 5-8)

 

a. God’s righteousness is contrasted by our  _____________________.

b. Are we to practice unrighteousness just to reveal God’s righteousness?

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c. What slanderous report had been spread about Paul’s message? ____

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IV. Application:  Paul prioritizes the things that are most important spiritually for all people.  What is most important? ____________________________________

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