Although our Sunday teaching only ran to v20, we’ll be looking at the longer passage (up to v31) in Home Groups. Try to have a copy of The Roman Road with you at Home Group this week. There’s two downloads below that you can use.
This week’s Home Group questions relate to Romans 3:1-20.
- How would you summarise the privileges and responsibilities that have passed from Ancient Israel to the Church?
- Are people born “basically good” and corrupted by the world, or “born corrupt”? Have you ever had a conversation where someone says that religions “hold back human progress”? If someone said that to you, how would you respond?
- Imagine that a friend has been given “The Roman Road” to read. They find Romans 3:23-24 hard to understand because of the “Christian jargon”. How would you explain it to them in everyday language?
- What is a “sacrifice of atonement”? What Biblical stories or non-Biblical pictures illustrate what Jesus did in “atoning” for us?
- Can you tell part of your testimony in a way that demonstrates what it means for God to be “just and the one who justifies”? (v26) [suggestion: have two or three people try this – there will be chances in future weeks to share testimonies]
- How can we avoid the parallel dangers of living under the weight of guilt, or taking sin too lightly?