Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor
Key Text: Romans 3:1-8
Avg Guy: What’s the use of being a Jew??
SBC Host: Excuse me?
Avg Guy: Well, so far in Romans we’re learning — whether Jew or Gentile — God is impartial and judges us on the law in light of the revelation we’ve received.
SBC Host: That’s right.
Avg Guy: So then, is there any advantage to being numbered among the Jewish nation? Is the Jew still honored in some way?
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Romans in which he reveals Paul’s response to this question… a response which just might surprise you.
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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.
In light of Genesis 17:14, what are the implications concerning Paul telling his Jewish readers that their circumcision has become uncircumcision?
When Paul says that the Jews have a great advantage (Great in every respect), why does this surprise us? What do we expect him to say?
How are children raised by Christian parents in a similar situation to the Jews that Paul is addressing?
Why is there greater judgment when there is a greater advantage? Do you think this is fair and impartial of God?
When Paul says that “their unbelief will not nullify the faithfulness of God…? Does that mean that it doesn’t matter how we live or what we believe (which is unfaithfulness) because God is always faithful?
How is God’s faithfulness a great comfort and also a great warning?
How would you answer someone who says that there is a “friendly connection” between human unrighteousness and God’s righteousness since human sin is what showcases God’s righteousness expressed in His wrath?
If our doing wrong only serves to highlight God’s doing right, then isn’t it unfair of God to judge us?
How is pragmatism (the end justifies the means) and consequentialism (the result determined the moral nature of the means) seen in the church today? What ought to guide our determination of truth?
Why do people think that the glory of God (or the grace of God) grants license to sin? How does the cross nullify such a thought?