Romans - Always Being Reformed: What's Wrong with the Church?
Romans 1:16 - 1:17
September 10, 2017
Reverend Jason Harris
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- What kind of balance must we strike in order to uphold the statement: "The church is reformed and always being reformed according to the Word of God."
- How would your non-believing friends and colleagues perceive the Christian church today? Is the perception largely positive or negative? To what extent is the perception accurate?
- Candidly speaking, in what ways could your own expression of Christianity (if you are a believer) be characterized as shallow, simplistic, self-centered, subjective, or self-indulgent?
- Let's assume the gospel could be put into three words: "Jesus rescues sinners." Why is this gospel message potentially embarrassing, offensive or a source of shame to you? Why isn't Paul ashamed of the gospel?
- Why does Paul describe the gospel as the very "power of God" and not merely a description of God's power? In what ways have you experienced this power?
- In what ways does the gospel offer more than merely forgiveness? How does this transform your view of God or how you relate to him?