Posted by: heisourstrongtower | April 19, 2013


Moments with God
New Testament Bible Reading Plan
Day 71

I love the book of Romans and all the wonderful truth that God shares with us through Paul in the words on these pages. These words are resonating within me stronger than ever before as I reflect on all that is happening in our country and throughout the whole world. 

I pray that as you read today’s chapters in your Bible that you allow them to permeate your being and ask God to fill you with His wisdom, knowledge and discernment. And, if conviction is needed in any area…I pray that He will convict you and show you the way to reconciliation with Him. 

I am praying the same words for me and ask that you pray in agreement with and for me too. ♥ ♥ ♥

Today’s Reading Assignment – Romans 11 – 13

“Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways!
For who can know the Lord’s thoughts?
Who knows enough to give him advice?
And who has given him so much
that he needs to pay it back?
For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. All glory to him forever! Amen.” Romans 11:33-36

Study Questions for Romans 11

God’s Redemption Plan Through Israel (11:1-36)

What is the evidence that God did not reject Israel? (1-6) Who is Israel in light of history? Why did Israel divide into two nations? What does this mean to us today?

What did the Gentiles obtain through the stumbling of Israel? (7-12) How does this result help the salvation of Israel? (13-15)

What does the olive tree represent? What should be the attitude of the Gentiles in light of the parable of grafting of the olive tree? (16-24) How does this illustration shed light on Jesus’ statement, “I am the Branches and you are the vines”? (Jn 15:1-15) What can we learn about God through this?

How did the Gentiles receive the mercy of God? (31) What is God’s mind and will over all mankind after all? (32)

How is Paul’s unceasing anguish changed in verses 33-36? What can you see about God who Paul praises? Through the study, think about God’s way of working in saving all of mankind. How does God use his sovereignty and power in directing his purpose?

“And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” Romans 12:1-2

Romans 12_1-2

Study Questions for Romans 12

Holy and Living Sacrifices (12:1-2)

Why do believers have to offer their bodies as living sacrifices to God? (1) What does it specifically mean to offer a living sacrifice?

What is the obstacle in offering oneself as a living sacrifice? Why is the life of “being transformed” and “discerning God’s will” so important? What do you have to do to discern God’s will?

Why is offering oneself as a living sacrifice the basis of ethics?

A Believer’s Social Life (12:3-13:14)
* Relationship Between Believers (3-13)

How is the body of Christ formed? (3-5) How should we think of ourselves and of other believers?

How are the gifts given to people different from each other? (6-8) With what attitude should we use the gift given to each of us? What is the gift you received from God and how do you use it?

How should a believers in Jesus love each other? (9-13)

* Relationship Between Believers and Non-Believers (14-21)

What attitude should believers in Jesus have when they have a difficult time with non-believers? (14-17)

Why shouldn’t believers in Jesus repay evil for evil? (18-21)

“This is all the more urgent, for you know how late it is; time is running out. Wake up, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. The night is almost gone; the day of salvation will soon be here. So remove your dark deeds like dirty clothes, and put on the shining armor of right living. Because we belong to the day, we must live decent lives for all to see.” Romans 13:11-13a


Study Questions for Romans 13

* Believers and Country (13:1-14)

What kind of attitude should believers have toward the governing authorities? Why should we do like that? (1-2)

Why are rulers and governing authorities needed in a country? (3-4) What should be our attitude toward taxes?

With what attitude should the rulers rule the people? (4, 6)

What should be the basic spirit of relationships with our neighbors? (8-10)


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