Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Romans 3

Romans 3 was really good too! It talked about some really important things! Also don't forget that we have bible study tonight at 6:30 and we will be covering Acts 25- Romans 3!

The first part of the chapter talks about when people are lying to you, you can always trust and count on God because he will always tell you the truth. Then the people said that their sinfulness was okay because it shows how not to act and it shows how righteous God is. (Verse 5 says this). Has there ever been a time when you gave in to peer pressure? If so how did you feel afterwords?

The second part talks about how everyone sins!
"No one is righteous- not even one. (11) No one is truly wise, no one is seeking God. (12) All have turned away; all have become useless. No one does good, not a single one.  (13) Their talk is foul, like the stench from an open grave. Their tongs are filled with lies. Snake venom drips from their lips, (14) Their mouth are full of cursing and bitterness. (15) They rush to commit murder. (16) Destruction and misery always follow them. (17) They don't know where to find peace. (18) They have no fear of God at all." (Romans 3:10-18 NLT). This big chunk of scripture is talking about the types of bad things we as people do. It is also talking about what will happen if we continue to do these bad things.

The last part of the chapter talked about how we can be forgiven. To be forgiven we must believe in what Jesus did for us. If it was not for Jesus we would still be getting punished because of our sins. Because of what Jesus did for us we can be with God forever after we accepted him. We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ, and this is true for everyone who believes no matter who we are. (Romans 3:22 NLT). What was it like for you the first time you completely trusted God with something? 


Joe Hinkle said...

Answers to questions:
- Yes
- I felt dumb for letting myself give in
- I felt relieved knowing He would take care if it

My favorite verse in this chapter was verse 23, "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God". I've heard this verse said many times but reading it in context has given me a better understanding. Paul is telling everyone that EVERYONE has sinned. Not just the "bad" people, everyone, and therefore everyone needs forgiveness.

Anonymous said...

Of course not! Even is everyone else is a liar, God is true. As the Scriptures say about him, " You will be proved right in what you say, and you will win your case in court." ( Romans 3:4 NLT)

This verse stuck out to me today. Lately i've been having a tuff time with friends lying to me and about me but this verse encourages me because no matter what they say God is always truthful.

For no one can ever be made right with God by doing what the law commands. The law simply shows us how sinful we are. But now God had shown us a way to be made right with him without keeping the requirements of the law, as was promised in the writings of Moses and the prophets long ago. We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes no, no matter who we are. (Romans 3:20-22)

The first verse says that being good and following rules won't get us to heaven. This verse kind of reminded me of my friend who is Catholic. She said that just believing in Christ isn't enough she said you had to say x amount of prayers and do so many service projects to go to heaven. The second verse shows us that God will make a way to be made right with him but not necessarily obey the old Jewish laws. The third verse tells us how to make things right with God; by placing our faith in Christ. This verse also says that anyone can believe no matter who they are. ~abby<3

Atherial Matt said...

I liked verses 19 & 20 What the law says is for those who are under the law. It stops anyone from making excuses. And it brings the whole world under God’s judgment, because no one can be made right with God by following the law. The law only shows us our sin. I like these verses because it says first that no one can make excuses and second that nothing you do can make you right with God. These are significant because I find that I make tons of tons of excuses, especially in school. It's real personal quirk of mine. The other half reiterates what Abby was saying about her catholic friend, the whole x amount of prayers and so forth. And I realize that I used the same verses as Abby but that doesn't make it any less original.

Anonymous said...

Those were some powerful verses I'm glad that you pointed out making excuses. I do that a lot to.~abby<3

Carter Hinkle said...

Oh my goodness! This verse made me realize that I can never be perfect. Ever! I always sin and if I try not to, I will eventually sin. I got this from these verses:
No One Is Righteous

9 What shall we conclude then? Do we have any advantage? Not at all! For we have already made the charge that Jews and Gentiles alike are all under the power of sin. 10 As it is written:

“There is no one righteous, not even one;
11 there is no one who understands;
there is no one who seeks God.
12 All have turned away,
they have together become worthless;
there is no one who does good,
not even one.”[b]
13 “Their throats are open graves;
their tongues practice deceit.”[c]
“The poison of vipers is on their lips.”[d]
14 “Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.”[e]
15 “Their feet are swift to shed blood;
16 ruin and misery mark their ways,
17 and the way of peace they do not know.”[f]
18 “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”[g]