Romans 10:14-21 – November 4, 2007

October 28, 2007 at 10:14 pm Leave a comment

THE NATION (ISRAEL) NEEDS TO HEAR THE GOSPEL (verses 14-21)

Each study will have an error in one of the questions. It is our duty as believers to test everything that we read or hear with the Bible. So this will be a mini exercise in testing what is being said in class.

Q1) Read Isaiah 52:7. Then read verses 14 and 15. According to these passages it says one must go through six steps to get the Gospel to another. What are these 6 steps and can anyone do this?

Clues)    This is the trick question.

Discussion)    Any Christian can give the Gospel of Jesus Christ to anyone else.  We concentrated on the word preacher.  Many people believe that this means that this is a title or office.  If we look in the Greek, the word is kerysso which is a verb and means to preach, proclaim, tell, often urging acceptance of the message with warnings of consequences of not doing so.  This is the only occurrence of this word in the New Testament.  All other occurrences of the word preacher in the New Testament is the word keryx which is a noun and means to be a preacher.

We want to remember what this word kerysso means as Paul finishes out this chapter.

Q2) Read Isaiah 52:7 and Nahum 1:15. According to verse 15 what does the Gospel consist of?

Discussion)    The Gospel of Jesus Christ is about peace and glad tidings.  Yes there are some times where you must tell a person where they will end up if they do not accept Jesus as their personal Savior.  For most people they already realize that they do sin and are not good in their heart.  They need to hear about the love that Jesus has for them by dying on the cross for their sins.

Q3) Read Galatians 3:1-5, Colossians 3:16 and Acts 15:7. According to verse 17, why is it so important that people hear the Gospel , not just man using his own wisdom to lure you in, or a great speaker saying a bunch of words at you, but the Gospel?

Discussion)    It is important to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ so that they can act on it.  People do not need to hear flowery words of how great they are but they need to hear that Jesus loves them and died for them.

Q4) Read Psalm 19:1-4. In verse 18, Paul is going over the question, “surely they have never heard have they” and then he says, “Indeed they have!” Explain what this means and who is he speaking about?

Discussion)    There was a lot of discussion on this.  Verse 18 is quoted from Psalm 19:1-4.  If you just read verse 18 you would think that it is talking about the Jewish people.  If you read Psalm 19:1-4 it shows that it is talking about all that God created shows His mercy and love for us.  With that verse 18 shows that all of nature pronounces the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Q5) In verse 19 Paul is speaking specifically about the Jews. From what Old Testament passage does Paul quote and why is he quoting this?

Discussion)    This is from Deuteronomy 32:21 and Paul is quoting this to remind the Jewish people that they were once also like the Gentiles, a nomadic tribe, that did not have laws nor rules to govern them by.  The law came down for them to be a shining example to the world.  In the same way Jesus Christ came down for all Christians to be a shining example to the world.

Q6) What do verses 20 and 21 say about God’s character?

Discussion)    It states that God is concerned about all people and that he has outstretched arms to people that are disobedient to Him.  He is patiently waiting for people to be done with themselves and come to Him.

LIFE APPLICATION: Why is it so important to know the Word of God? Read Hebrews 4:12. Find some other Scriptures that explain or talk about how powerful God’s Word is and why we need to know and use it!

Discussion)    So that you can know if a deception is taking place and also know if what is being said lines up with what the Bible states.

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Entry filed under: Time in the Word.

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