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  Romans 2:17-29 Questions to Go Deeper! Who is the “you” referring to (2:17)?   Could it be the same you mentioned in the previous section? Either way, ‘if the shoe fits wear it’ is the implication.  It would need to be a jewish reader. What is the name he or she bears (2:17)? Jew - Judean In verse 17 there are three privileges “you” attributes to himself, what are they (2:17)? 1. Bear the name Jew, 2. Rely upon the Law, and boast in God. In verse 18 there are two understandings “you” has, what are they (2:18)? 1. His will, 2. Approve the things that are essential Where does “you” receive these understandings (2:18)? being instructed out of the Law. There are four roles that “You” is confident of for himself, what are they (2:19-20)?  1. A guide to the blind, 2. A light to those who are in darkness, 3. A corrector of the foolish, 4. A teacher of the immature. What is the basis of his confident instruction (2:20b)? having the Law! How is th
  Romans 2:1-16 Questions to Go Deeper What is the reason for “therefore” (2:1)? In light of the ‘reader’ fully acknowledging the pagan is getting what they deserve, therefore, “the reader” is condemned. What is the primary pronoun used in 1:18-32?  And then what is the new pronoun used in 2:1-6? They & Them in 1:18-32 “You” in 2:1-6 3.  Why is the one who passes judgment without excuse and condemned (2:1d)? Are they condemned for judging or for doing what they judge others for doing? The reader is condemned “for you who judge practice the same things.”  The acknowledgment that they sin, condemns the reader because the reader sins!   4.  Who is the “we” of verse 2?   Paul and the readers, all know that the judgment of God rightly falls upon those who practice such things! 5.  Why does the judgment of God rightly fall upon people (2:2)? They practice such things ! 6.  What are the “such things” Paul refers to (2:2)? It appears to be 1:29-32…Sin!
Romans 1:18-32 Q & A Romans 1:18-32 Answers to Questions to Go Deeper What is “For” there for (1:18a)? It further explains the righteousness of God revealed in the Gospel by faith alone in Christ.  This appears to begin a section of that runs all the way down through 3:20 that establishes that all of humanity is under the Just judgment of God and humanity is therefore in need of God’s righteousness in order to avoid His just wrath! Who’s wrath is it? (1:18a) God’s wrath - It is God’s just (righteous) response to humanities’ rejection of Him.  Where does God’s wrath come from? (1:18b) From heaven Who or what is it dispelled upon? (1:18c) Against all ungodliness (irreverence) and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness. When is this wrath being revealed? (1:18b) It is a present tense verb … it being revealed How are irreverent and unrighteous further described? (1:18d) … who suppress the truth in unrighteousness…

Roman's Introduction 1:1-17 Questions and Answers ... Going Deeper!

  Romans Introduced  Questions & Answers Introduction Who is Paul? (1:1a-b) a. Slave of Christ b.  Called as an apostle What was Paul set apart for? (1:1c) The Gospel from God How did God previously reveal the good news? (1:2) He promised it previously through the prophets in the holy Scriptures. What is the previously revealed good news? (1:3-4) Concerning God’s Son, who was 1) born of the seed of David in His humanity & 2) Identified unmistakably by the resurrection that He was the Son of God in power.  What was the means by which Jesus was designated the Son of God in power? (1:4c) By the Spirit of Holiness was appointed or designated the Son of God. What is identity of seed of David and the Son of God? (1:4d) Jesus Christ our Lord! What did Paul receive from Jesus Christ our Lord because of His work? (1:5a) Grace and apostleship Why did Paul receive these gifts? (1:5c)        to bring about the obedience of faith among all

Ephesians 6:10-20 Block Diagram of passage

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Walk Wisely in the Home This is a must read for all parents seeking to walk wisely in the responsibilities God has given us. https://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/sdg/dutiesofparents.html

In the World, Not of It!

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In the World, Not of It So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind, being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart; and they, having become callous, have given themselves over to sensuality for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness. But you did not learn Christ in this way, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus, that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth. Therefore, laying aside falsehood, speak truth each one of you with his neighbor, for we are members of one