Cue the Confetti! It’s time to begin!!! I am so excited to begin the Book of Romans with you. This is going to be a wonderful study as we dig deeply into the foundations of our faith!
This video below is an excellent, detailed look at what’s to come in your study this week.
This Week’s Bible Reading Plan:
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This week’s Reflection & Discussion Questions
Describe a time when you were ashamed to admit or share your faith with someone.
How do you wish you had handled that situation differently?
The kindness of God is meant to lead us to repentance.
How has God’s kindness led you to repentance? And who can you be kind to today, in hopes of leading them to repentance?
There is no room for self-righteousness in the family of God. All of us are sinners and have fallen short of God’s standard but through our faith in Jesus, we are redeemed!
Write your testimony. When did you realize for the first time that you were a sinner in need of Jesus and his saving grace?
Today we were reminded that Abraham remained faithful even though he had to wait to receive what was promised to him by God. His faith made him righteous.
What is it that you are waiting on and how strong is your faith today?
Even in our weak sinful nature, Christ died for us!
Think back to the life that you had before Christ, how has it changed?
To print the 31 Discussion Questions for Romans – click here.
This Week’s Verses of the Day:
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I encourage you to choose which verse you’d like to memorize or meditate on. The printable below includes all 5 verses of the day — for the entire week. Print and cut them out and put them in the bathroom, kitchen, beside your bed and computer and use them for meditation throughout the week.
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. – Joshua 1:8
Click HERE to print the Verses of the Day for Romans 1-5.
Here’s the Printable Bible Reading Plan Bookmark
so you can check off the days as you go.
WLW Overview of the Book of Romans
“I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes.” Romans 1:16
Date Written: About AD 57
In the book of Romans, the apostle Paul, comes to the gospel’s defense. Before his salvation, Paul was a Pharisee of Pharisees – he knew the law, and he knew it well. Yet, after an encounter with Christ, he was forever changed. He went from persecuting the church to proclaiming the gospel. Like a skilled lawyer, he sent his defense of the gospel to the believers in Rome.
Paul had never met these believers but he felt kindred to them as brothers and sisters in Christ.
After an introduction, Paul presents the facts of the gospel and declares allegiance to it. His case is firm. Salvation is available to all, regardless of their identity, sin or heritage. He proclaims that we are saved by grace through faith. He explains the concept of grace and faith – that grace is unmerited favor and that faith is complete trust in the finished work of Christ on the cross.
Other words like justification (or justify) and sanctification are used and defined. He explains that we can be free from the power of sin and free from the dominion of the law. We are free to live in Christ and like Christ – this is true freedom!
Then, Paul addresses the Jewish believer specifically that is in Rome. He explains that God has made a way for both the Jew and the Gentile.
Paul ends the book talking about living in submission to Christ, and how we can use our gifts to serve others and point them back to salvation. Paul stresses the idea of unity- especially between the Jew and the Gentile.
As we read the book of Romans, we can reexamine the commitment we have made to Christ. If you have never committed your life to Him – this book will give you a clear understanding of why you should and how to surrender your life to Him.
Here’s another explanation of the SOAK Bible Study Method and Bible Coloring Chart if you need more guidance:
And the Bible Coloring Bookmark:Click HERE to Print the full page Coloring Chart
or here for the Bookmark Coloring Chart
Here are the highlighters, pens and pencils I refer to in the video:
Highlighters – Acid Free – Bible Hi-Glider
Fine Line Non-bleeding Pens – Micron Archival Ink and Multi-Colored Gel Pens
Colored Pencils – Crayola Twistables and Crayola Colored Pencils
I use the ESV Inductive Study Bible and the ESV Journaling Bible as my personal study Bible.
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It’s time!!!! Let’s get started!
Be patient with your study this week. It is NOT easy reading. These chapters are kind of long and very full. So make sure you set aside a full 15 minutes a day so your mind can really SOAK it in and process the passage. As I prepared for this study, I found that I had to read and re-read certain chapters over and over to fully comprehend them.
I am in prayer for you all and asking God to help us understand his word clearly.
Have a wonderful week in God’s Word – I’ll see you back here on the blog this Wednesday, as we go deeper into God’s Word together!
Walk with the King,
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