Relationships to Others






Wednesday – Relationships to Others “Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law” (Rom. 13:8). How are we to understand this text? Does it mean that if we love, we have no obligation, then, to obey the law of God? Paul wants to teach […]




The Election of Grace






Read Romans 11:1–7. What common teaching does this passage clearly and irrevocably deny This passage lets us know that there is still a remnant in Israel who will be saved. God has not totally cast aside His chosen people but the opportunity for salvation is still extended to them. Salvation is just as much available […]




The End of the Law






Read Romans 10:1–4. Keeping in mind all that came before, what’s the message here? How could we, today,be in danger of seeking to establish our “own righteousness”? As humans we have a natural tendency to remove God from what we do. When we become successful , we say I did this all on my own. […]




Stumbling






What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith. But Israel, which followed after the law ofrighteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith ” (Rom. 9:30–32). What’s the message here, […]




Ammi: “My People”






“Read Romans 9:25–29. (Notice how much Paul quotes the Old Testament to make his point about the things that were happening in his day.) What is the basic message found in all these verses? What hope is being offered there to his readers? God called Israel to be His chosen people, but God has now […]




Mysteries






Read Romans 9:17–24.Given what we have read so far, how are we to understand Paul ’s point here? One idea of this passage is that God is in control. An example is Gods dealing with the Pharoah of Egypt. God used him to display His power. God hardening Pharoah’s heart did not remove his freedom […]




Elected






Read Romans 9:14, 15. How do we understand these words in the context of what we have been reading? From this passage we understand that God choose Israel and He has the right to choose someone else. God may choose to have compassion on people who we think are not deserving but this is Gods […]




Paul’s Burden






Read Romans 9:1–12. What point isPaul making here about thefaithfulness of God amid humanfailures? Paul is showing how God is in control of everything. God knows that we will be unsuccessful and that we will have challenges. The beautiful thing about God is that He is able to work things out in the midst of […]




Adoption Vs Bondage






How does Paul describe the newrelationship in Christ? Rom. 8:15. What hope is found in this promise for us? How do we make it real in our lives? Here Paul is talking about the nature of the Spirit that we receive from Christ. Beforewe were slaves in bondage held captive to sin by fear. This […]




The Spirit in Us






Read Romans 8:9–14. What ispromised to those who surrender themselves fully to Christ? What this text is saying is something which is very amazing! This passage is loaded with power. It presents the idea that if the Spirit of God is within us the same power that raised Jesus can also quicken our dead members. […]




Freedom From Condemnation






freedom from Condemnation – Sunday’s Lesson “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit” (Rom. 8:1). What does “no condemnation” mean? No condemnation from what? And why is this such good news? From the previous chapter of Romans we see […]




Delivered From Death






Delivered from Death – Thursday’s Lesson Read Romans 7:21–23. How have you experienced this same struggle in your own life, even as a Christian? In this chapter Paul is describing how this man wants to do Good but he finds that evil is present with him. I am sure that this has been the experience […]




The Man of Romans 7






The Man of Romans 7 – Wednesdays Lesson “If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good. Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me” (Rom. 7:16, 17). What struggle is presented in these verses. The struggle presented […]




The Holy Law






The Holy Law – Tuesday’s Lesson Read Romans 7:12. How do we understand this text in the context of what Paul has been discussing? When Paul makes this point about the law He wants us to know that there is nothing wrong with the law. The law has a specific function to show what is […]




Further Study






FRIDAY August 13 Further Study: Read Ellen G. White, “Victory Appropriated,” pp. 105, 106, in Messages to Young People; “The True Motive in Service,” pp. 93—95, in Thoughts From the Mount of Blessing; “Appeal to the Young,” p. 365, in Testimonies for the Church, vol. 3; pp. 1074, 1075, in The SDA Bible Commentary, vol. […]




Fruit Unto Holiness






Keeping in mind what we have studied so far in Romans 6, read the rest of the verses (19–23). Summarize on the lines below the gist of what Paul is saying. Most important, ask yourself how you can make real in your life the crucial truths that Paul is addressing. Ask yourself, too, what are […]




Two Contending Masters






Wednesday’s Lesson – Two Contending Masters Read Romans 6:16. What point is Paul making? Why is his argument very black and white here? That is, it is either one or the other, with no middle ground. What lesson should we draw from this very clear contrast? Paul here is using the imagery of a master […]




Under the Law






Tuesday’s Lesson – Under the Law Read Romans 6:14. How are we to understand this text? Does it mean that the Ten Commandments are no longer binding on us? If not, why not? Romans 6:14 is one of the key statements in the book of Romans. And it’s one we often hear, usually quoted in […]




Sin Personified






Sin Personified – Monday’s Lesson What admonition is given to us in Romans 6:12? Paul is telling us not to let sin reign in our bodies. The world that Paul uses is βασιλεύω , which means to to be king, to exercise kingly power. Paul is using the word metaphorically so it means do not […]




Grace Abounding






Sunday’s Lesson – Grace Abounding Read Romans 6:1. What logic is Paul dealing with here, and how, in the verses that follow, does he respond to that kind of thinking? Rom. 6:2–11. In this passage Paul is combating against the logic that because of God’s grace we can continue on sinning. In this passage Paul’s […]