What exactly does it mean to be a bond-servant? What about “set apart for the gospel”?
What can you tell me about Rome at that time? What type of Christians lived in Rome? What does it mean that their faith was being proclaimed throughout the world? How would you describe Paul’s attitude toward the Roman believers?
Why are those who do these sins worthy of death? Even things like disobeying parents? Why? What does verse 32 tell us about how far people go in sin? What is the next step beyond doing it? Do you see this happening in the world today?
What is the “truth” which the wicked people suppress?
Have you personally experienced what Jesus said: “No prophet is acceptable in his hometown”? Why do you think that is?
What happens when a church is concerned about spiritual needs and not social justice? What happens when a church is more concerned about social justice than spiritual needs?
What makes a church welcoming to outsiders? What could we do better to make outsiders feel welcome?
On a scale of 1-10, how well are you fulfilling these two sides of the Great Commission? What are you convicted about doing to improve in one of these areas?
In the last chapter, we saw that Creation keeps people from having an excuse to avoid God’s judgment. How about this chapter? What does it mean to pass judgment?
We can either store up wrath or (reward)? What does the “day of wrath” refer to? What is the judgment based on (our deeds)? Who will face it?
Do verses 7-10 teach a works-based salvation? If not, what is taught in those verses (judgment is based on deeds)?
What was Jesus’ warning about those who guide the blind? In this context, what does “blind” mean? Who are the “foolish” and “immature” people here?
What is the right word to describe someone who tells others what to do and then doesn’t do it himself? Do you think we fall into this category? Can you escape the judgment of God if you do these things?
What applications can we get from this passage?
What should professing Christians take out of this passage? If more religion or rituals doesn’t help, then what is Christianity and what should we do?