God Gave Them Over [Romans 1:24-32]

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 02/26/2023

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Romans

Key Text: Romans 1:24-32


To those who “abandon” Him, He “abandons” them… and gives them over to the consequences of their own sin.

Today on the Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Romans and shows us that this is one of the ways in which God’s wrath is revealed.

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When man demands life on his own terms, God essentially says,

“Have it your way.”

…And without God’s restraint of sin, there is no limit to man’s depravity.

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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. From Paul’s list of depraved behaviors, are there any that ever appear in my life as a believer in Christ? What does this tell me about the state of my mind?
  2. What are some of the ways that unbelieving people suppress the truth about God? Is the church ever guilty of suppressing certain parts of God’s truth? In what ways?
  3. What are the biggest idols that the church is tempted to worship personally or corporately today?
  4. In reference to the above question, how many of those idols are also worshiped by the unbelieving culture that surrounds the church?
  5. What warning does Romans 1 offer about where idol worship leads?
  6. If homosexuality is the strongest evidence of the ultimate inversion of God’s natural order, where do most Western cultures stand today in honoring God’s designs?
  7. What does the answer to question 6 say about the likelihood of the wrath of God being revealed against western cultures?
  8. How can the power of the gospel affect the depraved condition of those described in 1:29–32?
  9. What hope could you offer one who has spent a lifetime suppressing the knowledge of God and failing to worship him (see 1 Cor. 6:9–11)?
  10. Do my views on sexual immorality and sexual perversion align with those of Romans 1?

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