October 31, 2021 | Romans 3:19-28


Bible Study – Romans 3:19-28

Knowing what you do of his history, why do you think this text was so important to Martin Luther? What did it free him of?


Read Romans 3:19, 20 What is Paul saying here about the law, about what it does and what it does not or cannot do? Why is this point so important for all Christians to understand? John 10:34; Job 5:16; Psalm 63:11, 107:42; Ezekiel 16:62-63; Galatians 2:16.


Now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested (Readily seen), being witnessed by the law and the prophets” (Rom. 3:21). How are we to understand what this text means? Romans 1:16-17, 16:25-26; 2 Timothy 1:8-10


Keeping in mind what we have studied so far about the law and what the law cannot do, read Romans 3:24. What is Paul saying here? What does it mean that redemption is in Jesus?


Propitiation can also be translated atonement (satisfaction for a wrong). Why is faith the activating ingredient in all of this?


Stealing a phrase from Tina Turner, “What’s love got to do with it?”


Read Romans 3:26, 27 What point is Paul making here?


Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law” (Rom. 3:28). Does this mean that we are not required to obey the law? Explain your answer.


How successful have your efforts in law-keeping been?


What should that answer tell you about the futility of trying to be saved by keeping the law?


With the good news of salvation being so good, what holds people back from accepting it?


In your own life, what kinds of things cause you to hold back from all that the Lord promises and offers you?


God could have destroyed the world after it sinned; instead, He sent Jesus to save it. What does that tell us about the character of God?


How should our knowledge of His character impact how we live?