Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor
Key Text: Romans 3:27-31
Now that we’re beginning to understand the truth of justification, what do we do with it?? How does it apply to our lives?
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Romans in which the apostle Paul masterfully distills for us the implications of the doctrine of justification:
…humility of heart,
…unity of believers,
…and conformity to the law.
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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.
What do we mean by “Good and Necessary Inference or Consequence”?
The Bible commands and forbids boasting. What boasting is commanded and what boasting is forbidden, and how does this relate to the way we are justified?
When I see the people around me, do I see them in terms of their standing before God?
Do I ever misplace my faith, directing it to anything or any person other than Christ’s work on the cross?
Have I ever watered down the gospel by suggesting to others that there is a way to please God outside of faith in Christ?
Does receiving God’s grace as a free gift cause my pride to rebel?
When I encounter standards which, in my flesh, I do not want to obey, do I allow them to motivate me to seek God’s enabling to do the right thing?
What norms in a modern, prosperous society can influence the way believers think about performing to earn the grace of God? How can these temptations lead to subtle forms of spiritual “boasting?”
Why is it important to understand that justification means to “declare righteous” and not to “make righteous”?
What is the difference between justification and forgiveness?