Exposing Hypocrisy [Romans 2:17-29]

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 03/26/2023

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Romans

Key Text: Romans 2:17-29


Be honest.

Have you ever felt ELITE because you were affiliated or associated with a certain group? 

Perhaps it was a fraternity or sorority in college, an all-star sports team, or a select choir or drama club.

Sometimes even involvement in good things can become a foothold for pride. 

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Romans and reminds us that the Jews felt a national pride that instead of fostering gratitude toward God often resulted in self-importance and sadly blinded them from seeing things in true Spirit-given light.

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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. On what grounds did some Jews think they would obtain God’s approval and escape His judgment? (2:17-27)
  2. Where did such Jews go wrong in their thinking? (2:17-27)
  3. Could any Jews keep the whole law?
  4. How is God’s name blasphemed among the Gentiles because of them?  What does it mean to blaspheme?  What kind of testimony were they supposed to have to outsiders?  How does this relate to the church today?
  5. What were some Jews’ attitudes toward circumcision? What was the original purpose of circumcision? Could it save them?
  6. How is the Jew’s attitude toward circumcision related to how some in the church look at baptism?
  7. How does Paul positively redefine a Jew in Romans 2:29?
  8. What makes religious rites (circumcision in the Old Testament or baptism and the Lord’s Supper in the New Testament) acceptable to God? 2:28-29
  9. What is the point of contrasting the praise of men with the praise of God?  How does this apply to Christians today? 2:29
  10. Circumcision is first mentioned in Genesis 17. In verse 14 it says that if anyone is not circumcised they are cut off from his people and they have broken the covenant with God.  What significance does Gen. 17:14 have in what Paul is saying here in Romans 2?

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