Bible study on Paul's Letter to Christians in Rome - 4/20/23 - Ongoing

The Apostle Paul writes a letter to the Christians in Rome to explain the basics of the Christian Faith. What do Christians believe? Would you be interested in believing in the promises God has for people who believe in Jesus? Find out in this Bible Study.

How to join

Join us at the church at 7pm on Thursdays. Though we recommend joining in person, if you need, the zoom link is available below.

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Initial Structure (So we can improve it, and you can run it!)

  • Enjoy the food. Give a 10-20 minutes for everyone to join. Anyone can share about anything. Enjoy one another.
  • Begin with prayer
  • Do the Bible Study
  • Share our learnings (our take aways)
  • Pray together
  • Close with the Lord's Prayer


  • Have fun
  • Learn from the Bible and connect it to everyday life
  • Learn from and get to know each other
  • Ask questions
  • Care for one another

Note: The 'Book of Romans' is a single letter. The chapter divisions are for us to reference, but it is a single letter

Zoom Link

It'll be more fun for people who join in person. We will also have free dinner. Anyone that joins by Zoom, have some food near you!

Zoom Link

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Romans 1

Romans 1:1-17

  1. How would you introduce yourself when writing to a church?
  2. Does Paul know his calling? What does he think it is? (What about all his past accomplishments?)
  3. What do you believe to be your calling? (What about all your past accomplishments?).
  4. Servant is a slave… do you prefer the word servant or slave? What is the significance?
  5. Why did Paul write to Rome? Why is he interested in them? (Think about the significance of Rome. Did Paul know anyone there? Note: Paul did not plant a church in Rome, but he wrote to them).
  6. What are some obstacles of faith for the people in Rome?
  7. How did Paul express his love for the people? How would you show / express your concern for others?
  8. (v. 15-16) Why did Paul make the case that he was not ashamed of the Gospel?
    a. How did people of Rome see Christians? b. Would you be able to say the same as Paul?
  9. (v. 17) “Just shall live by faith” – what is the significance of this?

Romans 1:18-32

  1. (v. 18-20) Does everyone know that God exists and recognizes their fallenness?
  2. (v. 21-23, 32) What do they do to cover up their shame?
  3. (v. 23) What are modern-day idols?
  4. (v. 23, 26, 28) What does God do when we seek after other idols?
  5. (v. 29-31) Which words stand out to you?
  6. (v. 31) How does the culture cause one another to sin, even though we recognize it is wrong?

Romans 2

  1. (v. 1) To whom is Paul addressing his arguments? (who of us may be like this? Is it wrong?)
  2. (v. 4) What is kindness of God? Do we recognize it?
  3. (v. 6-10) What are we judged by? And what two results can we have?
  4. (v. 11-15) What does it mean God does not show favoritism? (What about Israel, or the Church?)
  5. (v. 17-23) Can Paul’s argument to the Jews apply to us as well?
  6. (v. 24) How can this verse apply to the church today?
  7. (v. 25-27) These verses point to positions and titles… what does that say about us?
  8. (v. 29) How can we apply this verse to our lives?
  9. Consider Paul’s cadence… his goal is to tell us the good news, the Gospel (in the next chapter). What are your thoughts on his method of explaining the grace of God?

Romans 3

  1. (v. 2) The Jews had the Scriptures. How does that correlate with America being founded as a Christian nation centered around the Scriptures. Yet, people in third world countries are coming to faith.
  2. (v. 4) Even if everyone is a liar, God is true… a) are there non-negotiable truths for you? B)What can this statement mean for the final judgment?
  3. (v. 4) What could “you’ll win your case in court” imply about human judgment for sin?
  4. (v. 5-7) How should a loving judge act? Is it fair to condemn people to hell?
  5. (v. 7-8) People say God forgives… so nothing matters (I can keep doing wrong and “repent” at the end of my life)… how do you view it?
  6. (v. 9) Can we say Christians are better off than those people who have not heard the Gospel?
  7. (v. 10-12) Not even one is good. What kinds of reflections can we get from this? How can we explain away seemingly kind people who volunteers her money and time for others?
  8. (v. 12-16) can we sympathize with these verses?
  9. (v. 17) What could be the reason why we do not experience peace in our hearts? How does the sabbath play into this?
  10. (v. 19-20) What two roles does the “law” play?
  11. (v. 21-23) What is the proper solution to this condemnation from the law? How are we actually saved (v.22)?
  12. (v. 24) What does undeserved kindness mean?
  13. (v. 25) What was the reason for Jesus’ birth and death?
  14. (v. 25-26) What happens to people who died before Jesus came to earth?
  15. (v. 27) The world teaches us to boast (think resumes)… what about for our righteousness?
  16. (v. 27) Consider when our parents gave us good things to make us look good in front of our peers (like a new lunch box). Did we boast of it? How can it relate to what our worship looks like?
  17. (v. 27) Contrasted to eternal life, how can we view the boasting of this world? (Our jobs, credentials, education, experiences…). Would someone with a very lucrative job or business find a need for the church?
  18. (v. 29-30) Is God the God of that guy you don’t like in your school/work? What about all the people of “-isms” we don’t like? Did God die for them too?
  19. (v. 31) Why not throw out the law since faith is all that matters? What do you think Paul’s argument is?

Romans 4

Romans 5

Romans 6

Romans 7

Romans 8

Romans 9

Romans 10

Romans 11

Romans 12

Romans 13

Romans 14

Romans 15

Romans 16