The Obedience of Faith [Romans 1:1-7 (part 2)]

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 01/08/2023

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Romans

Key Text: Romans 1:1-7


And [the jailer] called for lights and rushed in, and trembling with fear he fell down before Paul and Silas, and after he brought them out, he said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”

They said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus….”

Acts 16: 29-31a

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Romans in which we see Paul strike upon the key to understanding the Gospel: “the obedience of faith.” …words that seemingly don’t belong together.

For obedience is all about YOU — following the rules, adhering to the Law… but faith is different: It’s about HIM — and putting your trust and belief in the Gospel.

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…Making “the obedience of faith” simply a command to believe.

For while the Law says DO-DO-DO… the Gospel says DONE.

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The following are questions to help you think about the sermon, as well as offer a set of discussion questions for family worship, or gathering together in other settings. My prayer is that these questions will allow you to dwell longer, and meditate more, upon God’s holy Word and will be fodder for sanctifying conversations. — M.S.

  1. Why would Gentiles need to be convinced that the gospel was good news for them?
  2. Why would Jews need to be convinced that the gospel was good news for them?
  3. In what way did we see that the Bible is different than any other book?
  4. What or who is the source of our salvation?
  5. How would you describe the Gospel in five words or less?
  6. What is meant by Jesus’ humiliation and exaltation and how is this different than speaking about His human and divine natures?
  7. What is meant by the phrase “obedience of faith”?
  8. Is the obedience of faith required to be saved?
  9. If we are commanded to obey the Gospel by believing in Christ’s work and entrusting ourselves to Him, then is our belief and obedience a good work?
  10. What is the promise of the law?
  11. What is the promise of the gospel?
  12. Briefly look at 1 Peter 1:1-2 and explain how these verses support our definition of “obedience of faith”?
  13. How would you describe Paul’s use of the word faith in Romans 1:5?
  14. Would John 3:16 help us understand what Paul means by the “obedience of faith”?

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